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Automating the News How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media
ISBN: HB: 9780674976986, Harvard University Press, June 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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£62,00
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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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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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Next Billion Users Digital Life Beyond the West
ISBN: HB: 9780674983786, Harvard University Press, February 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, November 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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Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science
ISBN: HB: 9781454926214, Sterling, November 2018
528 pp., 21.4x18.6 cm, illus.
This topical, illustrated addition to the 'Sterling Milestones' series takes readers on a chronological journey through the history and future of the cutting-edge field of computer science. Two expert authors, who work in computer research and innova...
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People's History of Computing in the United States
ISBN: HB: 9780674970977, Harvard University Press, October 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 photos, 4 tables
Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism. The invention of the personal computer liberated users fr...
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Custodians of the Internet Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media
ISBN: HB: 9780300173130, Yale University Press, June 2018
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 14 black&white illus.
Most users want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and YouTube comments to be free of harassment and porn. Whether faced with "fake news" or livestreamed violence, "content moderators" – who censor or promote user-posted content – have never been mor...
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Twitter and Tear Gas The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest
ISBN: PB: 9780300234176, ISBN: HB: 9780300215120, Yale University Press, June 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges. To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti–Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, w...
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