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Author Andrews, Lori B., 1952-
Title I know who you are and I saw what you did : social networks and the death of privacy / Lori Andrews.
Published New York : Free Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  HM851 .A66 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description x, 253 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-238) and index.
Contents Facebook nation -- George Orwell ... meet Mark Zuckerberg -- Second self -- Technology and fundamental rights -- The right to connect -- Freedom of speech -- Lethal advocacy -- Privacy of place -- Privacy of information -- FYI or TMI?: social networks and the right to a relationship with your children -- Social networks and the judicial system -- The right to a fair trial -- The right to due process -- Slouching toward a constitution.
Summary Andrews writes about the widespread misuse of our personal online data and creates a Constitution for the web. Social networks are the defining cultural movement of our time. An ordinary individual can be a reporter, alerting the world to breaking news of a natural disaster or a political crisis. A layperson can be a scientist, participating in a crowd sourced research project or an investigator, helping cops solve a crime. But as we work and chat and date (and sometimes even have sex) over the web, traditional rights may be slipping away. Colleges and employers routinely reject applicants because of information found on social networks. Cops use photos from people's profiles to charge them with crimes, or argue for harsher sentences. Robbers use postings about vacations to figure out when to break into homes. At one school, officials used cameras on students' laptops to spy on them in their bedrooms. The same power of information that can topple governments can also topple a person's career, marriage, or future.
Subject Internet -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Law and legislation.
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Privacy, Right of.
Civil rights.
ISBN 9781451650518 (hbk.)
1451650515 (hbk.)
1451651066 (ebook)
9781451651065 (ebook)
OCLC number 709673179