World Without Secrets by P-Wiley


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									World Without Secrets
Author: Richard Hunter

Edition: 1

The future of computing-the future of business
Rapid technological innovation is moving us towards a world of ubiquitous computing-a world in which we
are surrounded by smart machines that are always on, always aware, and always monitoring us. These
developments will create a world virtually without secrets in which information is widely available and
analyzable worldwide. This environment will certainly affect business, government, and the individual
alike, dramatically affecting the way organizations and individuals interact. This book explores the
implications of the coming world and suggests and explores policy options that can protect individuals
and organizations from exploitation and safeguard the implicit contract between employees, businesses,
and society itself. World Without Secrets casts an unflinching eye on a future we may not necessarily
desire, but will experience.

"...the book is important -- it contains fresh thinking, a rarity these days.... [Richard Hunter] is always
provocative. He gathers impressions and conversations from a surprisingly broad array of sources. He
assembles this material into something approaching a coherent whole.... [Richard Hunter's] [i]
nsights...are well worth the price of admission to World Without Secrets."

World Without Secrets: Business, Crime and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Richard
Hunterdelivers a first-rate explanation of the impact of technology on the public, government, business
and communities. Hunter, who is vice president and director of security research for GartnerG2, a division
of the world's largest technology research firm, writes expertly and urgently about the panoply of internet-
related problems each of these diverse groups will face in the years ahead. "There's way too much
information-about everything-out there now, and it's going to get a lot worse," Hunter argues. Because
technologies arrive at different times, their impacts are cumulative. We don't see the true effects of a
technology's use until long after that technology has invaded our everyday world. Looking forward, Hunter
describes a world in which loss of privacy, technological terrorism and the heist of artistic rights are a
foregone conclusion. This is an important book which sheds thought-provoking light on the slippery slope
we are descending when it comes to Internet technology.

"...I would however definitely recommend this book as it certainly is an interesting, if not a little chilling,

" excellent introduction to contemporary attitudes towards and policies of surveillance..."

"...written with a mixture of eloquence and frivolity that makes the book hard to put is carefully
crafted from numerous interviews with create a well-rounded and multi-faced story..."

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