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Dragnet Nation

A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

By Julia Angwin
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Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin

Dragnet Nation details the ways in which governments and corporations can gather vast amounts of your personal data and how this affects you. The book explains how easily such sensitive data can be abused, and that ultimately, such practices lead to a loss of freedom for all of us.

  • Anyone who wants to protect their privacy online
  • Anyone who does not think that data mining and privacy are a big deal
  • Anyone interested in how personal data is collected by governments and corporations

Julia Angwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative journalist for independent news organization ProPublica. She is the author of the book Stealing MySpace, charting the creation and rise of social media site MySpace, and was formerly a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

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