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Internet in Everything Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch
ISBN: HB: 9780300233070, Yale University Press, February 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
The Internet has leapt from human-facing display screens into the material objects all around us. In this so-called Internet of Things – connecting everything from cars to cardiac monitors to home appliances – there is no longer a meaningful distinct...
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£25,00
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Promiscuous Knowledge Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History
ISBN: HB: 9780226611853, University of Chicago Press, December 2019
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 28 halftones, 2 line drawings,
Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, once compared the perfect search engine to the "mind of God". As the modern face of promiscuous knowledge, however, Google's divine omniscience traffics indifferently in news, maps, weather, and porn. This book, b...
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£27,00
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Automation and Utopia Human Flourishing in a World without Work
ISBN: HB: 9780674984240, Harvard University Press, October 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 13 illus., 2 tables
Human obsolescence is imminent. The factories of the future will be dark, staffed by armies of tireless robots. The hospitals of the future will have fewer doctors, depending instead on cloud-based AI to diagnose patients and recommend treatments. Th...
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£31,95
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Blockchain and the Law The Rule of Code
ISBN: PB: 9780674241596, ISBN: HB: 9780674976429, Harvard University Press, October 2019
312 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 5 illus.
Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer science degree confused: Just how...
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£14,95
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£28,95
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Automating the News How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media
ISBN: HB: 9780674976986, Harvard University Press, July 2019
304 pp., 21x14 cm, 6 photos; 8 illus.
Amid the push for self-driving cars and the roboticization of industrial economies, automation has proven one of the biggest news stories of our time. Yet the wide-scale automation of the news itself has largely escaped attention. In this lively expo...
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£21,95
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Life by Algorithms How Roboprocesses Are Remaking Our World
ISBN: PB: 9780226627564, ISBN: HB: 9780226627427, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
Computerized processes are everywhere in our society. They are the automated phone messaging systems that businesses use to screen calls; the link between student standardized test scores and public schools' access to resources; the algorithms that r...
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter
ISBN: HB: 9780674983700, Harvard University Press, May 2019
472 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 21 photos; 4 illus.
Facebook makes us lonely. Selfies breed narcissism. On Twitter and comment boards, hostility reigns. Pundits and psychologists warn us that digital technologies substantially alter our emotional states. But in this lively and surprising account, we l...
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£25,00
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Listening In Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age
ISBN: PB: 9780300244427, ISBN: HB: 9780300227444, Yale University Press, May 2019
240 pp., 21x14 cm
New technologies have provided both incredible convenience and new threats. The same kinds of digital networks that allow you to hail a ride using your smartphone let power grid operators control a country's electricity – and these personal, corporat...
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£12,99
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£18,99
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Next Billion Users Digital Life Beyond the West
ISBN: HB: 9780674983786, Harvard University Press, March 2019
250 pp., 21x14 cm
New-media pundits obsess over online privacy and security, cyberbullying, and revenge porn, but do these things really matter in most of the world? "The Next Billion Users" reveals that many assumptions about Internet use in developing countries are...
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Industry of Anonymity Inside the Business of Cybercrime
ISBN: HB: 9780674979413, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 5 illus., 5 tables
The most extensive account yet of the lives of cybercriminals and the vast international industry they have created, deeply sourced and based on field research in the world's technology-crime hotspots. Cybercrime seems invisible. Attacks arrive out...
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£31,95
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