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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd (Aug. 1 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1771641223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771641227
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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"This book should be read by anyone who uses a smartphone, computer or other device connected to the internet. It won’t make you feel better, but at least you’ll know what you’re up against." —Ron Jacobs, CounterPunch

(2014-07-28)

"This masterful weaving of the negatives and positives of technology makes for a book that is realistic about technology’s perils yet optimistic about it’s great potential." —Barry Silverstein, Foreword Reviews

(2014-12-01)

"We live in perilous times, what with cyber-bullying, password theft, online scamming and the like. But most instances of “technocreep,” says this Canadian computer-security expert, happen without our ever knowing about it, and the villains are not only crooks but our own governments and trusted corporations." — Toronto Star

(2014-12-10)

About the Author

One of the world’s top computer security experts, Thomas P. Keenan hosted the award-winning CBC Ideas series Crimes of the Future. A Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, he received the 2012 NSERC Award for Science Promotion and is a popular professor at the University of Calgary.


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In his book, Prof. Keenan covers everything from government invasion of our privacy, commercial accumulation of data records on everyone who uses the internet (or customer cards, or ...), to how we contribute to our own data files through social media. Of particular interest is also the chapter on the proliferation of video cameras and the increasing ability of software to recognize your face, and what you can do about it. Would have been nice to have an index to keywords at the back of the book. I liked the continuous references, rather than broken up into chapters and renumbered separately as found in most books, as this makes it much easier to find the reference you are looking for. Keenan recommends software you can use to track the trackers. While I was aware that my website usage is being logged by commercial entities, it was still amazing to see (and identify by name) 89 companies that were logging my internet use within 10 minutes after visiting only four websites. Apart from discussing how we as a society can deal with privacy issues, the chapter on "Anti-Creep" is probably one of the most important if you want to reduce your vulnerabilities.
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A very well written book that provided me with startling information regarding how we are all being watched on a daily basis. Technology has advanced rapidly and Tom Keenan has been involved with computers long before "geeks" entered our vocabulary. This is a "must read" for those who value their privacy. It also provides ways to assist us in guarding our information.
Parents should read this to ensure that their children can be protected in the very public Internet which is a very large window into all our homes.
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This books covers a lot of ways that technology has worked it's way into our lives, both for the good and the bad. I found the organization of topic areas into chapters made the book easy to read and assimilate what is going on in society and commerce.

The author presents both sides of how technology works for us and against us. And sometimes in ways that we are not even aware of. Hence the technocreepiness.

The book also informs readers of pro-active ways to protect themselves now and their best interests in the future. It was an "eye-opener" for me, and I have been in the technology business for many years.
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