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Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness (Hardback)
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Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness (Hardback)

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Hardback 412 Pages / Published: 17/10/2014
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Facebook's psychological experiments and Edward Snowden's NSA leaks epitomize a world of increasing information awareness in the social media ecosystem. With over a billion monthly active users, Facebook as a nation is overtaking China as the largest country in the world. President Barack Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union Address, called America "the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers" and "of Google and Facebook." U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel opines that America has become a "Facebook nation" that demands increased transparency and interactivity from the federal government.

Ubiquitous social networks such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube are creating the technologies, infrastructures, and big data necessary for Total Information Awareness - a controversial surveillance program proposed by DARPA after the 9/11 attacks. NSA's secret PRISM program has reinvigorated WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's accusation that "Facebook is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once said, "We exist at the intersection of technology and social issues." This book offers discourse and practical advice on the privacy issue in the age of big data, business intelligence in social media, e-government and e-activism, as well as personal total information awareness. This expanded edition also includes insights from Wikipedian Emily Temple-Wood and Facebook ROI experts Dennis Yu and Alex Houg.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781493917396
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 7627 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2014


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Lee looks into the era of total information awareness in which we now find ourselves, and discusses in detail the implications for our society and our individual privacy. ...This is a very well-researched book and to say that each chapter ends with an extensive list of references ... . book is very current and easy to read. Parents in particular would be well advised to make this book compulsory reading for their teenage children before allowing them to go online." (David B. Henderson, Computing Reviews, June, 2015)

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