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The Resource None of your damn business : privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the digital age, Lawrence Cappello

None of your damn business : privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the digital age, Lawrence Cappello

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None of your damn business : privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the digital age
Title
None of your damn business
Title remainder
privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the digital age
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Cappello
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
You can hardly pass through customs at an airport today without having your picture taken and your fingertips scanned, that information then stored in an archive you'll never see. Nor can you use your home's smart technology without wondering what, exactly, that technology might do with all you've shared with it: shopping habits, security decisions, media choices. Every day, Americans surrender their private information to entities that claim to have their best interests in mind, in exchange for a promise of safety or convenience. This trade-off has long been taken for granted, but the extent of its nefariousness has recently become much clearer. As Lawrence Cappello's None of Your Damn Business reveals, the problem is not so much that data will be used in ways we don't want, but rather how willing we have been to have our information used, abused, and sold right back to us. In this startling book, Cappello shows that this state of affairs was not the inevitable by-product of technological progress. He targets key moments from the past 130 years of US history when privacy was central to battles over journalistic freedom, national security, surveillance, big data, and reproductive rights. As he makes dismayingly clear, Americans have had numerous opportunities to protect the public good while simultaneously safeguarding personal information, and we've squandered them every time. The wide range of the debates and incidents presented here shows that, despite America's endless rhetoric or individual freedom, we actually have some of the weakest privacy protections in the developed world. None of Your Damn Business is a rich and provocative survey of an alarming topic that grows only more relevant with each fresh outrage of trust betrayed. --
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Cappello, Lawrence
Dewey number
323.448
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Privacy
  • National security
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None of your damn business : privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the digital age, Lawrence Cappello
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-317) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction -- What we talk about when we talk about privacy -- Shouting from the housetops: the right to privacy and the rise of photojournalism, 1890-1928 -- Exposing the enemy within: privacy and national security, 1917-1961 -- Wiretaps, bugs, and CCTV: privacy and the evolution of physical surveillance, 1928-1998 -- Big iron and the small government: privacy and data collection, 1933-1988 -- Sex, morality, and reproductive choice: the right to privacy recognized, 1961-1992 -- Taking stock
Control code
on1085616690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780226557748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085616690
Label
None of your damn business : privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the digital age, Lawrence Cappello
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What we talk about when we talk about privacy -- Shouting from the housetops: the right to privacy and the rise of photojournalism, 1890-1928 -- Exposing the enemy within: privacy and national security, 1917-1961 -- Wiretaps, bugs, and CCTV: privacy and the evolution of physical surveillance, 1928-1998 -- Big iron and the small government: privacy and data collection, 1933-1988 -- Sex, morality, and reproductive choice: the right to privacy recognized, 1961-1992 -- Taking stock
Control code
on1085616690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780226557748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085616690

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