The Big 5 Books ... on your Personal Data Security

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The more we use the Internet, the more big companies to get to know about us all.  It is sobering to think how many data points all these organisations have on their databases about you and me and how this information is on sale to the highest bidder.  In return we get free apps, personalised recommendations and offers, so it is a win-win.  Or is it?

Outnumbered: From Facebook and Google to Fake News and Filter-Bubbles - The Algorithms That Control Our Lives

Outnumbered: From Facebook and Google to Fake News and Filter-Bubbles - The Algorithms That Control Our Lives

by David Sumpter
"Ingenious . . . a deliciously insightful, mildly skeptical analysis of internet data manipulation." - Kirkus, "An enlightening book." - Publishers Weekly
Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

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

by Bruce Schneier
“The public conversation about surveillance in the digital age would be a good deal more intelligent if we all read Bruce Schneier first.” --Malcolm Gladwell
The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

by Tim Wu
"The Attention Merchants is a book of our time, touching on an emerging strain of anxiety about the information age. . . . A bracing intellectual tour de force." --The San Francisco Chronicle "An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account."--Publishers Weekly"An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account."--Publishers Weekly From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world.From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world.
The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

by Kevin Mitnick
"Offers a sobering reminder of how our raw data -- from email, cars, home Wi-Fi networks and so on -- makes us vulnerable."--Amy Webb, New York Times Book Review
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

by Shoshana Zuboff
A Sunday Times (UK) Best Business Book of the Year Selected by Barack Obama, Zadie Smith (in the Wall Street Journal), Jia Tolentino (in the New Yorker), Elif Shafak (in the Guardian), and Ana Botin (in Bloomberg) as one of the best books of 2019 Finalist for the Financial Times/McKinsey Best Book of the Year Award