Loading, please wait...

product description page

Look Who's Watching : Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online (Hardcover) (Fen Osler Hampson)

Look Who's Watching : Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online (Hardcover) (Fen Osler Hampson) - image 1 of 1

About this item

The Internet ecosystem is held together by a surprisingly intangible glue ? trust. To meet its full potential, users need to trust that the Internet works reliably and efficiently when providing them with the information they are seeking, while also being secure, private and safe. When trust in the Internet wanes, the network’s stock of ?digital social capital” falls and users begin to alter their online behaviour. These often subtle changes in behaviour tend to be collectively highly maladaptive, hindering the economic, developmental and innovative potential of the globe-spanning network of networks. Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online confirms in vivid detail that the trust placed by users in the Internet is increasingly misplaced. Edward Snowden’s revelations that the United States National Security Agency and other government agencies are spying on Internet users, the proliferation of cybercrime and the growing commodification of user data and regulatory changes ? which threaten to fragment the system ? are all rapidly eroding the confidence users have in the Internet ecosystem. Based on a combination of illustrative anecdotal evidence and analysis of new survey data, Look Who’s Watching clearly demonstrates why trust matters, how it is being eroded and how, with care and deliberate policy action, the essential glue of the Internet can be restored.
Number of Pages: 341
Genre: Computers + Internet, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Internet / Security, General, Security / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Isd
Author: Fen Osler Hampson
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2016
TCIN: 51358655
UPC: 9781928096191
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-5433
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $32.00 Save $1.60 (5% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.