How To Do Privacy in the 21st Century
by Peter Burnett.
The War on Privacy is lost, and states and corporations now collect more of our data than even they know what to do with. No one person or group can understand the implications of this, but we do know there is no going back.
In How To Do Privacy in the 21st Century, Peter Burnett charts how we came to surrender everything from our faceprints to our location data. The question now is what next, and how can we reclaim our lost freedoms?
On our side, a new kind of activist is challenging these surveillance and data collection practises, while working to protect free expression. Others defy copyright law while promoting open source platforms which see freedoms enhanced by technology. In doing so, these 'hacktivists' have been pursued by governments as outlaws, and where they have revealed the mechanisms of state secrecy, they have paid the price with their own freedom.
How To Do Privacy in the 21st Century describes some of the key players in this realm, looking at surveillance (Edward Snowden), freedom of information (Wikileaks), copyright issues (Kim Dotcom and The Pirate Bay) and journalism (Barrett Brown), among other topics.
This book also places you in the picture, and summarises much of what you may already fear regarding the struggle for the control of your own personal information. The heroes of this book are the champions of the open Internet, an increasing group of individuals reclaiming digital privacy, advancing government transparency and ensuring that civil liberties will be preserved on the Internet of the future.
Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org).
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SCAREY HYPE ANNOUNCER - BRAND NEW INTERNET VERSION 1.0
A shimmering new way of presenting information is invented each week, and this week, from the frayed basket of cyber-clichés, comes the new Scarey Hype Announcer which will soon be fitted to all windows inside and out!
Using the special Mind (of Isaiah) Action Console you will be able to make yourself appear on somebody else's computer screen, like in TINYCHAT.
Gimmicks in this new experience will include virtual fingers and genital organs which you can contentedly wave at ANYBODY ON THE FUCKING PLANE, as well as a first-rate servicing and support network, and an online selection of SNARK if your own reserves of SNARK should ever fail you.
• Imagine yourself speaking directly to anybody. Using the beautifully designed Retrospect 360 package you will appear all around them, firing criticism from all angles and haunting them with your own words and glances!
• And think of the fun you will have, toggling your ranting red face into position on the desktop of those people who have shared FAILED SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS with you!
To which I say? So what! Love it or despise it, the fluidity and flash of these new software services will offer us all entertainment innovations we have not yet dreamed of. Let them get their own back! Let them dare!
• Like a bored driver scanning the radio for songs, you will be able to scan the pages of the world and drop your virtual trousers REVEALING A FULL ERECTION ( or genitally excited image of your own choice ) when you come across another user that you DO NOT LIKE.
Alternatively, with the new improved Stiffy 5000 package, you can choose from all the genitals of the animal world, in MotorScan imagery with extra BackUpFudMaster. COMING SOON - INSECT COCKS!!!
SO DON'T JUST SIT THERE DREAMING OF REVENGE.
PURCHASE THE ONLINE RIGHTS TO THE FUCKER.
It's a battle out there. And you are a warrior.
They will never write you off! You are a master of the POISON CROUSTADE and will soon be signed by a major label.
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Yes! Send me a Scarey Hype Announcer at the special rate of £39:95 each!
No! Leave me alone. At least until tea time by which time I'll have thought about it! And the Stiffy 5000!
Maybe! I have problem concerning the ethics of these devices! My last one got me arrested!