The Rise of the Computer State

The Rise of the Computer State

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The Rise of the Computer State is a comprehensive examination of the ways that computers and massive databases are enabling the nationa€™s corporations and law enforcement agencies to steadily erode our privacy and manipulate and control the American people. This book was written in 1983 as a warning. Today it is a history. Most of its grim scenarios are now part of everyday life. The remedy proposed here, greater public oversight of industry and government, has not occurred, but a better one has not yet been found. While many individuals have willingly surrendered much of their privacy and all of us have lost some of it, the right to keep what remains is still worth protecting.a€œYour Cadillac, a€ the 1981 ownera#39;s manual boasts, a€œis equipped witha digitalfuel injection system which monitors the exhaust stream ... The manual further notes that thea€œCheck Enginea€light in the instrument panel a€œis designed to warnyou ifthe system has detected any faults. ... The slipperyquality of GMa#39;s promise that information collected for one purposewill notlater be usedfor other purposes isillustratedanbsp;...

Title:The Rise of the Computer State
Author:David Burnham
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2015-01-13


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