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Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Hal Abelson Ken Ledeen Harry Lewis Wendy Seltzer



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Pearson Education
24 August 2020
The digital technology explosion has blown everything to bitsand the blast has provided new challenges and opportunities. This 2nd edition of Blown to Bits delivers the knowledge you need to take greater control of your information environment and thrive in a world thats coming whether you like it or not.

Straight from internationally respected Harvard/MIT experts, this plain-English bestseller has been fully revised for the latest controversies over social media, fake news, big data, cyberthreats, privacy, artificial intelligence and machine learning, self-driving cars, the Internet of Things, and much more.

Discover who owns all that data about youand what they can infer from it Learn to challenge algorithmic decisions See how close you can get to sending truly secure messages Decide whether you really want always-on cameras and microphones Explore the realities of Internet free speech Protect yourself against out-of-control technologies (and the powerful organisations that wield them)
By:   Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis, Wendy Seltzer
Imprint:   Pearson Education
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9780134850016
ISBN 10:   0134850017
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   24 August 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hal Abelson is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and an IEEE Fellow. He has helped drive innovative educational technology initiatives such MIT OpenCourseWare, cofounded Creative Commons and Public Knowledge, and was founding director of the Free Software Foundation. Ken Ledeen, Chairman/CEO of Nevo Technologies, has served on the boards of many technology companies. Harry Lewis, former Dean of Harvard College, is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard. He is author of Excellence Without a Soul: Does Liberal Education Have a Future? Together, Abelson, Ledeen, and Lewis have taught Quantitative Reasoning 48, an innovative Harvard course on information for non-technical, non-mathematically oriented students. Wendy Seltzer, is Strategy Lead and Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). She has served as a Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project, Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy; the University of Colorado's Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship; and Harvard Law School's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

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