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Free Author Event with Cyrus Farivar

Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

Saturday, February 2nd
2:00 P.M.

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Cyrus Farivar will discuss his latest book Habeas Data. Cyrus Farivar is an award-winning Senior Tech Policy Reporter at Ars Technica, author and radio producer.Bookcover: Habeas Data

His recent book Habeas Data shows how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy. He makes the case by taking ten historic court decisions that defined our privacy rights and matching them against the capabilities of modern technology. It’s an approach that combines the charge of a legal thriller with the shock of the daily headlines.


mary williams
A book I today heard the author interviewed is Team Human Douglas Rushkoff on KPFA from 8-9 am, very impressive, talking about how to reclaim human beings from technology.

Another book I read last month is this:Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan. He describes how Facebook specifically contributes to a decline in democracy in the US and other democracies, as well as contributing to the increase in violence specifically in the Phillipines, as well as in India and Burma (Myanmar).

I will definitely read this particular book: Habeas Data.
1/29/2019 4:30:47 PM

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