For your bookshelf: Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier

What is it? Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier (2015)

From the back: Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it…

Why I like it: As we adjust to living in this data driven, technological world, we are often faced with the debate of which is more important: privacy or security. Bruce Schneier takes an approach that I have been advocating for years: that we don’t need to choose one over the other; there is a path that values both security and privacy. A very interesting and informative read. 

Where can I get it: Available in British Columbia libraries and in bookstores.

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