Blown to Bits

Casting a critical eye of the wider computing landscape, this book examines the impact of computing technology on society. From a viewpoint based on personal liberty and its loss as ideas of privacy and information are radically transformed, this engaging book serves to fill in the ethical issues behind the technologies. It is useful reading for older students of computing and ICT, and for teachers wishing to broaden their knowledge base. The book covers, among other things: • Online privacy • Hidden information • The economics and power of search engines • Cryptography • Data protection and ownership • Internet safety and the limits of digital expression • Regulation and freedom

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