I think all of us generally know that the information we post on Facebook is not as private as they may make it seem. This book reveals just how public all of our information is and how it could be held against you. There are various examples that are used on how it is held against you. Many crime cases are solved by evidence posted on Facebook, and other websites. Judges cannot be friends with lawyers and various other court members. They can, however, search on Facebook to find out information for the case at hand. Andrews also brings up a site by the name of Spokeo which has a lot of what should be private information that is made public.
She brings up many different sites such as this, but Spokeo is the one that really lite up my eyes. Spokeo provides more information publicly than should be legal. That is one of the things this book really makes you question is what should be legally public information, what should be able to be held against you, and is it right for us to allow this to go on. This book covers more topics and situations than I can compile into this one book review, but I highly recommend this book.
I think it is important for us all to beware of the behind the scene things that are going on. Lori Andrews will make your vision more clear over these issues, but at the same time boggle your mind and make you want to stand up for your own rights. Aug 19, Kannadin rated it really liked it Shelves: Anybody who has or has not used social networks should read this book in order to be more cautious about which kind of information, comments or photos they post on the Internet.
As a European citizen, I feel more protected from the kind of abusive collecting of data Americans are subjected to, yet I do feel the right to be forgotten is difficult to apply on the web even in the EU. I remember an instance when some years ago I used a bogus e-mail address to register on Facebook.
More than 6 years a Anybody who has or has not used social networks should read this book in order to be more cautious about which kind of information, comments or photos they post on the Internet. More than 6 years after leaving the website, I used the same bogus address to create a new account, this time with another name It was so scary and disturbing that I completely erased this new account within the next 24 hours. Increasingly, we're made to feel that without a Facebook account, it's difficult - even impossible - to have a social life.
But is spending hours in front of a screen posting about your various states of mind, having a social life? Data collection is already a problem of magnificent proportion when you are just surfing on the web but the price to pay for the connectivity offered by social networks is, as far as I am concerned, too much for what it is. However bright this idea is, no doubt businesses are gonna fight tooth and nail to thwart any attempt to get one, so don't expect your rights to be protected in the near future.
The stakes are high and few of us are truly aware of the deep ramifications of using such services. It is common knowledge that it's only once you've lost something that you realize how precious it was: Jan 09, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: A disturbing book with a general overview of your privacy online you have none.
This book is full of horror stories of people putting stuff online and it coming back to bite them. From cookies that trace every web search you make back to you. Having your credit rating destroyed by your online life, being denied a job because of your posts, to going to jail because of evidence online.
This book puts a light on to something everyone who uses the internet would rather not think about. It makes f A disturbing book with a general overview of your privacy online you have none. It makes for troubling reading. People who post things a lot getting tracked is just the beginning everything you look at on the web every site you visit is tracked and with the recent Snowden disclosures everything you do online may be and probably is under government surveillance.
This book paints a picture of a surveillance society that sounds like something out of a Gibson or worse yet an Orwell novel. An important read but not a happy one. Sep 21, Farhana rated it liked it Shelves: In the end , about the book I would like to quote Miranda warning in criminal cases: Everything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law.
This book has made me quite curious to dig into farther in this topic. Maybe a little more thought is required when we assert our freedom of speech, freedom of expression. As of after reading the book , while writing this review I am quite wondering In the end , about the book I would like to quote Miranda warning in criminal cases: So I took a look at them.
Jun 26, Tiffany Davis rated it really liked it. And yes, I get the irony of posting this on a social network.
Feb 15, Aubrey rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If you use the internet then this book is a must read. If you are a member of Facebook then this is an absolute must read. If you still won't read it then maybe my review will give you a glimpse of what you should know. The truth can be scary and most people rather treat the truth as "out of sight out of mind" and not take the time to be informed.
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But this book proves the repercussions of such a thought process. This book is also the epitome of why I deleted my Facebook account some time back an If you use the internet then this book is a must read. This book is also the epitome of why I deleted my Facebook account some time back and why I'm wondering if my coming back on was a wise choice. Honestly this book could have been titled Facebook and the Death of Privacy and for just cause.
It addresses privacy in all senses of the word, with mentioning of MySpace, Spokeo, Twitter, and numerous photo sharing websites, such as Photobucket. Privacy is not just about the settings, but that is certainly where it begins. This book gave an excellent display of Facebook's privacy policies over the years, as it went on, and how the users' privacy faded, the privacy policies got longer, got more difficult to understand and now users have to go to more than one place to "control" their privacy settings.
But it goes beyond privacy settings. Because you can have your profile set to "private" and it doesn't really mean jack squat because your information is being sold left and right. It's being sold to marketers for the ads that you see on the side tailored to you. It's being sold to places like Spokeo, who then go and compile information about you and sell it to businesses who make decisions on whether to hire you.
Yet people are so trusting of the websites. One thing I never understood was this new trend of posting where you are and checking in to places. I used to tell people that telling people where you are is also telling them that you are not home, which invites robbers to loot your house. Well low and behold I was not wrong, as I got to a part in the book that talks about a string of 50 robberies that occurred because the robber read those check in statuses or just statuses saying that you are "at the movies. And how do they get your address.
Even I can look up someones address. It need not matter if it's on your Facebook page or not. So I'd seriously consider posting where you are. Why this urgent need to post where you are in that moment. I also learned how even the little things, that seem harmless, can fall into harms hands. Such as a regular old profile picture. I learned how little our constitution protects our rights and that there really does need to be a constitution that protects us in the current century. I learned, yet again, how cruel people are with things like cyber bullying and cops who take pictures of teenager who was killed in a car accident and decapitated and sending a picture of her decapitated head to her parents and then creating a Facebook page of her with that image as her profile image.
Then not receiving any form of punishment. Oh and one thing that many people do, which is not protected, is complain about work. I don't know how many cases I read in this book about people who complain about their work without naming where they work or who upset them and it's coming back to bite them because it "gave the business a bad name.
I have friends who all they do is complain about work and they don't realize that their "freedom of speech" is not protected there and that they could lose their job. Granted this book is not an "entertaining" non-fiction read but it is very legal and packed with cases and thus very informative. I think it should be read by many. View all 4 comments. Aug 03, Judith rated it liked it. As Andrews points out, even members who are willing to work at maintaining their own privacy controls are discouraged by the 45,word Facebook policy statement.
Andrews has assembled a fascinating collection of anecdotes on social media woes from commercial sales of personal information to introduction of social media posts as evidence in divorce courts. Jul 16, Gosunflowers rated it liked it. Oct 10, Heather Wehrenberg rated it really liked it. This book is an educational tool for everyone that thinks what you post on the internet is safe. If you use the internet for Facebook to post pictures of your life, Google to do searches on information you need, a blog that you like to read or add commentary to, then this book is for you.
Lori Andrews wrote this book t This book is an educational tool for everyone that thinks what you post on the internet is safe. Lori Andrews wrote this book to educate everyone that uses the internet in any way. Facebook has proven to us that they can change our privacy settings at any time. This means everything we all have put on Facebook and we thought it was private, is not.
This book explains what data aggregators are, which was helpful in my case. The information that is provided to them are sold to other companies.
That means every click you make on every website you go to is sent to data aggregators who will sell to the other businesses as I stated. So, if you click on a pair of headphones you want to purchase and all of a sudden you start to see those headphones in your newsfeed on Facebook, now you know why.lasotasmy.pl/scripts/source/whatsapp-ile-sohbet.php
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The cookies on all the website collect your clicks and your information and distribute sell it. Have you tried going to a website and not accepting the cookies from that website? Lastly, I enjoyed reading this book even though it was written in , the privacy of our information is still an issue today. This book felt a lot like a senior project expanded to the size of a book. From the wishy-washy handful of examples to the repeated insistence on a social network constitution. I am used to these types of books following essentially the same formula: This book had the first two sections pretty well covered, but the solution never really materialized.
There wa This book felt a lot like a senior project expanded to the size of a book. And a lot of the examples pointed out how the proposed solution would actually make the situation worse, rather than fix it. I think if I had read a handful of articles on the topic of internet surveillance and how it can impact the real world, I would have felt less like my time was wasted. Jun 01, Michelle rated it liked it. This book had very important and disturbing information.
The writing was very dry, but so was the material. I went to most of the websites discussed in the book and it was very enlightening. My life is so boring, but yet it shows up. There was so much incorrect information. I also went through the process of trying to "opt out" of some of these site and they do not make it easy.
It's like a secret treasure hunt that ends in a dead end. Anyway, lots of good information. Dec 16, Kristy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The FCC repealed Net Neutrality rules two days ago, making some of the warnings and predictions from this book suddenly very real. Nov 09, Wendy Cosin rated it it was ok Shelves: Not a book to listen to while driving. Interesting topic though and may have been a good read. At least then I could have skipped over parts like the lines of cookie codes.
Jan 16, Karen rated it really liked it. This is to the point of violating our most basic human rights and potentially damaging our futures. Lori Andrews exposes these shocking truths, showing the world what is really behind every mouse click, letter typed, or smart phone app used, and the dangers it can cause. Andrews begins with a shocking first chapter, describing the mass impact of social networks, like Facebook, and how easily it could be a nation of its own. As the chapters continue, Andrews shows the readers how our data aggregators data information methods are used by collecting more information about us than we realize, forming a second self of us virtually.
These data aggregators can cause severe damage, as it is often wrong. Just by simply using a credit card in the wrong zip code, for example, can affect your financial future without your knowledge. Or by venting to your friends online, your job or education can be in immediate jeopardy. These occur through the use of web lining, aggressive data aggregators, and the sharing of personal information we assumed was confidential. Many are used for profit and greed from organizations, while other members viewing our information can use it against us.
Andrews shows how outside of the online world, these methods are unlawful, discriminatory, and immoral. The online world, however, has moved so quickly that the law has yet to keep up, allowing an entire world of violations to our basic human rights to run rampant. I believe Andrews presents this book with profoundly shocking facts. Her first chapter makes you realize the impact of social media around the world. Finding out that social media leaders are meeting with actual governmental leaders is a lot to grasp on its own.
Each chapter seems to bring out more shocking information that left me reeling. It is clear this is her goal and her theme is showing the Death of Privacy to the readers.
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Her extensive research skills on data gathering, companies using this information, how it is used, etc. Her references span over 30 pages alone. However, the book, though profound, is heavy by means of an overwhelming amount of facts packed tightly together. Specifically in the first few chapters, each sentence it seems carries another load of information to think about. It had a feel shortly after beginning, of an information dump of facts, losing its message on me.
At first, the book seemed to give the idea that the remaining portion would be of the governmental and organizational concept of violating our right to privacy. But Andrews shifts halfway into the book discussing our actions online and the First Amendment that kept me interested. The author moves to our right to connect online, but what if it is violating the rights of others? I feel this chapter and the following brought about a personal connection to what choices we as individuals make, rather than just looking at government and profit-focused privacy invasion.
Andrews provides stories of all ranges of individuals that have been victims of online posting. Firing, expulsion, and unending court cases have erupted from social media. This hits home to all members of social media with real stories and makes you wonder what you have posted in the past.
Will it come back to haunt me in the future, no matter how vague you may feel it was? The author concludes with an official Social Network Constitution It is inspiring to read and agreeable to those who have read the horrifying ways our privacy is now invaded online. However, the reality of it seems to be a bit out of a reach.
Some profit has to occur for these sites to stay afloat and this constitution would make that quite difficult. It also seems more realistic to get the public to help change the laws to match online with offline actions rather than make a Facebook constitution. I believe the ending of the book was flat, resulting in unachievable resolutions, rather than realistic ones for the readers. Overall, I do recommend this book.
Though the information was overwhelming at times, Lori Andrews discovered a vast amount of truths that the public needs to know about. Everyone should become aware of these findings, of these dangers, and unconstitutional acts as they personally affect us all. If you are looking for ways to make a change, however, this author may not provide that for you realistically. But it more importantly is a start in the right direction toward awareness for change.
Feb 26, Deanna Hayes rated it really liked it. This tell all book by Laurie Andrews dives right in by explaining the relationship between not only Mark Zuckerberg and the Prime Minister of England, but the many intertwinings of social media and the government as a whole.
The Internet has revolutionized the way society and the individuals within are judged, rated, and exposed to and by whom. In one of the shocking segments of her book, Andrews talks about released Yahoo searches of multiple people. Andrews also talks about the major data collection companies and the millions they make off of selling your personal information on to creditors, advertisement companies and government agencies.
Data aggregators, as well as our own government are finding loopholes in the outdated laws created decades ago to protect our privacy in order to satisfy their own agenda. Police are able to gather evidence and incentives that may lead to arrests through pictures or posts submitted online. Not only does the Internet allow us to be vulnerable to those seeking our information but it also prompts us to question what rights we do have to our own privacy.
Privacy is not the only focus Andrews writes about. She also tells us about how Internet has changed the way we can become involved in current events, such as immigration. Social media platforms have the ability to connect people from around the world, easily creating groups based on their social or political standpoint on various subjects. This book is an excellent read for anyone who uses the Internet. However, the eye opening information that Andrews provides gets the cogs in your head turning and sucks you in wanting to go deeper into what is really happening behind the screens of our computers.
This book is anything but boring. With each chapter revealing the connections and gateways of how each stroke of a key is distributed to the hands of many, you become more gobsmacked. Even at this very moment as I begin to publish my review, I am conscious that they too, will now know not only who I am or what I did but also what I read. Oct 08, Billie Lewis rated it really liked it. We are living in a new era with regards to social networking. Instead of meeting your friend for coffee each morning, more and more people are just sitting behind a computer and communicating with each other that way.
It details how the sharing of personal information via the internet can be harmful and ways it can benefit society. This new form of socializing b We are living in a new era with regards to social networking. Your privacy is being invaded so to speak, what you share on the internet may be seen by people you do not even know. In this book, Lori Andrews digs deep into the subject of the effects of social media and our personal privacy.
She shares the good and the bad reasons for socializing via the internet. Your information could also be getting shared with businesses to use in marketing products to you without your consent. Currently there is no way to completely wipe away these items, no regulations or laws as to protecting your privacy on certain items.
Andrews explains in detail the negative effects of sharing personal information across the internet. This information is being used for things such as being passed over for a new job, denial of college applications, even by criminals and law enforcement. Aside from what an individual may be sharing about themselves there are websites that may even contain false information about you which can create greater problems.
Just because you find information on the internet about a person does not always mean its accurate, the sources might not be reliable. In this book Andrews also discusses the problems with our internet privacy laws. Unfortunately the law does not consider cookies used by data aggregators as a violation of the Wiretap Act. The Federal Trade Commission has stepped up and forced some changes regarding privacy rules, more so on social media websites. However, better regulation needs to be made and laws enacted to protect the privacy of each individual internet user.
This is where Andrews suggests a Social Network Constitution. The SNC would detail internet user rights to privacy and make it clear as to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. It would ensure that every internet user has the opportunity to connect and freely associate without discrimination. For the experienced social network user this book may be too detailed and cause you to lose interest quickly. However if you keep reading, I feel the author does a great job in explaining how our privacy is greatly impacted through the use of the internet.
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