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The Resource No place to hide, Robert O'Harrow, Jr

No place to hide, Robert O'Harrow, Jr

Label
No place to hide
Title
No place to hide
Statement of responsibility
Robert O'Harrow, Jr
Title variation
No place to hide
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In No Place to Hide, award-winning Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow, Jr., lays out in unnerving detail the post-9/11 marriage of private data and technology companies and government anti-terror initiatives to create something entirely new: a security-industrial complex. Drawing on his years of investigation, O'Harrow shows how the government now depends on burgeoning private reservoirs of information about almost every aspect of our lives to promote homeland security and fight the war on terror. Consider the following: When you use your cell phone, the phone company knows where you are and when. If you use a discount card, your grocery and prescription purchases are recorded, profiled, and analyzed. Many new cars have built-in devices that enable companies to track from afar details about your movements. Software and information companies can even generate graphical link-analysis charts illustrating exactly how each person in a room is related to every other -- through jobs, roommates, family, and the like. Almost anyone can buy a dossier on you, including almost everything it takes to commit identity theft, for less than fifty dollars. It may sound like science fiction, but it's the routine activity of the nation's fast-growing information industry and, more and more, its new partner the U.S. government. With unrivaled access, O'Harrow tells the inside stories of key players in this new world, from software inventors to counterintelligence officials. He reveals how the government is creating a national intelligence infrastructure with the help of private companies. And he examines the impact of this new security system on our traditional notions of civil liberties, autonomy, and privacy, and the ways it threatens to undermine some of our society's most cherished values, even while offering us a sense of security. This eye-opening examination takes readers behind the walls of secrecy and shows how we are rushing toward a surveillance society with few rules to guide and protect us. In this new world of high-tech domestic intelligence, there is literally no place to hide. A behind-the-scenes look at some of the less favorable aspects of today's surveillance-based society discusses how the government and private marketing companies are using modern technology to protect homeland security and fight the war on terror at the expense of personal privacy and civil liberties.--From publisher's description
Summary
A behind-the-scenes look at some of the less favorable aspects of today's surveillance-based society discusses how the government and private marketing companies are using modern technology to protect homeland security and fight the war on terror at the expense of personal privacy and civil liberties. Reprint. 35,000 first printing
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
174138
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Harrow, Robert
Dewey number
303.48/33/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.O4 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Privacy, Right of
Target audience
adult
Label
No place to hide, Robert O'Harrow, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-332) 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
Six weeks in autumn -- Data revolution -- Who am I? -- The matrix -- Look me up sometime -- The immutable me -- Total information awareness -- The government's eyes and ears -- Good guys, bad guys -- No place to hide
Control code
20973616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780743254809
Lccn
2004056397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780743254809
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56356083
  • (Sirsi) AAU-3853
Label
No place to hide, Robert O'Harrow, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-332) 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
Six weeks in autumn -- Data revolution -- Who am I? -- The matrix -- Look me up sometime -- The immutable me -- Total information awareness -- The government's eyes and ears -- Good guys, bad guys -- No place to hide
Control code
20973616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780743254809
Lccn
2004056397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780743254809
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56356083
  • (Sirsi) AAU-3853

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