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World Without Secrets By Richard S. Hunter

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With today's rapid evolution and deployment of new information and computing technologies, the "age of ubiquitous computing" is upon us. Human beings will be, to an ever greater extent, surrounded by machines that monitor, record, and analyze everything that occurs around them, leading to a world in which secrets are almost impossible to keep.
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World Without Secrets: Business, Crime, and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Richard S. Hunter

The future of computing-the future of business Rapid technological innovation is moving us towards a world of ubiquitous computing-a world in which we are surrounded by smart machines that are always on, always aware, and always monitoring us. These developments will create a world virtually without secrets in which information is widely available and analyzable worldwide. This environment will certainly affect business, government, and the individual alike, dramatically affecting the way organizations and individuals interact. This book explores the implications of the coming world and suggests and explores policy options that can protect individuals and organizations from exploitation and safeguard the implicit contract between employees, businesses, and society itself. World Without Secrets casts an unflinching eye on a future we may not necessarily desire, but will experience.

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World Without Secrets Reviews

"...the book [World Without Secrets] is important -- it contains fresh thinking, a rarity these days" (New York Times, April 28, 2002) "delivers a first-rate explanation...writes expertly and urgently about the panoply of internet-related problems... This is an important book which sheds thought-provoking light..." (BookPage, August 2002) "...I would however definitely recommend this book as it certainly is an interesting, if not a little chilling, read..." (M2 Best Books, 5 September 2002) " excellent introduction to contemporary attitudes towards and policies of surveillance..." (Free Pint, 31 October 2002) "...written with a mixture of eloquence and frivolity that makes the book hard to put is carefully crafted from numerous interviews with create a well-rounded and multi-faced story..." (The Times Higher Educational Supplement, 15 November 2002)

About Richard S. Hunter

RICHARD HUNTER is Vice President, Security Research, GartnerG2, the strategic business growth division of Gartner, Inc., the world's largest technology research firm. Hunter is internationally renowned for his expertise in technology and security, cybercrime, information management, and privacy. He was formerly Vice President and Director of Research for Applications Development at Gartner. Hunter earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University with a concentration in music and is also a world-class harmonica virtuoso. He works in Gartner's headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, and lives nearby.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WE START. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NEXT 10 YEARS. Why Won't They Leave Me Alone? Streets Without Secrets. Homes Without Secrets. Cars Without Secrets. The N Party System: The Era of the Network Army. Software Without Secrets. The Rise of the Mentat. Distracted Consumers, Mentats, and Timothy McVeigh. In the Exception Economy, Be Exceptional. Art Without Secrets. Crime Without Secrets. War Without Secrets. Digital Pearl Harbor. The Last Secrets. Notes. Index.

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World Without Secrets: Business, Crime, and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Richard S. Hunter
Richard S. Hunter
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