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Data and Goliath : The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

Disclosure: I gave Schneier comments on a draft of his book and he and I are teaching a class together on Internet power and governance. Soon pets, food containers, and appliances will all have chips and sensors — this is the Internet of things, where everything is computerized. These computers collect, record, store, generate, and emit an astounding amount and variety of data about us: what we say and write and like and want and do including our vices and secrets ; where we are, who we are with, and who we communicate with; the state of our health and finances and personal lives; and much more.

An exabyte of data is a billion billion bytes, the equivalent of billion pages of text. Schneier says that 76 exabytes of data will travel across the Internet this year.

A thousand exabytes is a zettabyte 1,,,,,,, bytes. And this is all before the Internet of things really gets going. The first third of Data and Goliath is a terrific tutorial on how firms use big data to data mine. But even those who trust the government and are disinclined to worry about private data mining will pause over the scale of public and private watching that Schneier describes.

Schneier nods to the benefits of mass surveillance, but the second and third parts of the book focus almost exclusively on what he sees as its many extreme dangers.

Constant government and private observance also chills free speech and thought. And it promotes invidious discrimination because all of the characteristics that might matter to governments and firms — race, wealth, health, age, and really any distinguishing trait — can be easily discerned and used as a basis for action.

Schneier matches these alarmist conclusions with a long list of needed reforms. For corporations, he proposes liability for data breaches, extensive regulation of the collection and use of data, greater data transparency, stronger consumer rights to data, and creation of information fiduciaries.

But Schneier realizes that most of his proposals are unrealistic. This is the central issue. The government gets most of its big data from firms, and firms collect most of their data from individuals who give the information away. In February the Obama administration proposed a comprehensive consumer data privacy bill , and the Federal Trade Commission and state governments are well aware of the corporate dangers Schneier describes and taking steps to mitigate them.

Similar reforms are afoot on government surveillance. Modern surveillance tools empower the government. But they also weaken it. As Snowden and Chelsea Manning have shown, the mechanisms of mass surveillance — digitalization, bulk data storage, instant copying and transfer, powerful computer analysis, and the like — can be turned on the government to extract the deep secrets that are central to its power. The cascade of revelations, in turn, has sparked unprecedented scrutiny of the Surveillance State by politicians, courts, and journalists, and an organized reform movement.

These technological and political forces have a good chance to balance the power between the State, firms, and individuals roughly where most Americans want it, though almost certainly not where Schneier wants it. Schneier wants computer- and Internet-related firms to be heavily regulated industries.

He fails to explain convincingly why such regulation would not as Internet- and computer-related firms insist destroy innovation and degrade the consumer-friendliness of digital products. Nor does he explain why the government he distrusts would regulate wisely and would not misuse the heaps of yet-more-data needed to make its new regulations efficacious.

The truth is that consumers love the benefits of digital goods and are willing to give up traditionally private information in exchange for the manifold miracles that the Internet and big data bring. Apple and Android each offer more than a million apps, most of which are built upon this model, as are countless other Internet services. One piece of evidence for this is that privacy-respecting search engines and email services do not capture large market shares.

In general these services are not as easy to use, not as robust, and not as efficacious as their personal-data-heavy competitors. Schneier understands and discusses all this.

In the end his position seems to be that we should deny ourselves some and perhaps a lot of the benefits of big data because the costs to privacy and related values are just too high. Consumers are voting with their computer mice and smartphones for more digital goods in exchange for more personal data.

The culture increasingly accepts the giveaway of personal information for the benefits of modern computerized life. This trend is not new. People adjust their behavior and conceptions accordingly. He teaches and writes about national security law, presidential power, cybersecurity, international law, internet law, foreign relations law, and conflict of laws. Categories Law The Ends of Privacy.

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Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it.

Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. A fellow at the Harvard Center for Internet and Society, Bruce Schneier has been called 'one of the world's foremost security experts' Wired. We clearly are not ready for this brave new world.

He is the author of several books on general security topics, computer security and cryptography and a squid enthusiast. After receiving a physics bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester in , [4] he went to American University in Washington, D. The award was made by the Department of Electronics and Computer Science in recognition of Schneier's 'hard work and contribution to industry and public life'. In , Schneier was laid off from his job and started writing for computer magazines.

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Disclosure: I gave Schneier comments on a draft of his book and he and I are teaching a class together on Internet power and governance. Soon pets, food containers, and appliances will all have chips and sensors — this is the Internet of things, where everything is computerized. These computers collect, record, store, generate, and emit an astounding amount and variety of data about us: what we say and write and like and want and do including our vices and secrets ; where we are, who we are with, and who we communicate with; the state of our health and finances and personal lives; and much more. An exabyte of data is a billion billion bytes, the equivalent of billion pages of text. Schneier says that 76 exabytes of data will travel across the Internet this year. A thousand exabytes is a zettabyte 1,,,,,,, bytes.

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

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