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One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty
Simon ChestermanWhat limits, if any, should be placed on a government's efforts to spy on its citizens in the name of national security? Spying on foreigners has long been regarded as an unseemly but necessary enterprise. Spying on one's own citizens in a democracy, by contrast, has historically been subject to various forms of legal and political restraint. For most of the twentieth century these regimes were kept distinct. That position is no longer tenable. Modern threats do not respect national borders. Changes in technology make it impractical to distinguish between 'foreign' and 'local' communications. And our culture is progressively reducing the sphere of activity that citizens can reasonably expect to be kept from government eyes.The main casualty of this transformed environment will be privacy. Recent battles over privacy have been dominated by fights over warrantless electronic surveillance or CCTV; the coming years will see debates over DNA databases, data mining, and biometric identification. There will be protests and lawsuits, editorials and elections resisting these attacks on privacy. Those battles are worthy. But the war will be lost. Modern threats increasingly require that governments collect such information, governments are increasingly able to collect it, and citizens increasingly accept that they will collect it.One Nation Under Surveillance proposes a move away from questions of whether governments should collect information and onto more problematic and relevant questions concerning its use. By reframing the relationship between privacy and security in the language of a social contract, mediated by a citizenry who are active participants rather than passive targets, this book offers a framework to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty.
Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security
Daniel J. Solove"If you've got nothing to hide," many people say, "you shouldn't worry about government surveillance." Others argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security. But as Daniel J. Solove argues in this important book, these arguments and many others are flawed. They are based on mistaken views about what it means to protect privacy and the costs and benefits of doing so. The debate between privacy and security has been framed incorrectly as a zero-sum game in which we are forced to choose between one value and the other. Why can't we have both? In this concise and accessible book, Solove exposes the fallacies of many pro-security arguments that have skewed law and policy to favor security at the expense of privacy. Protecting privacy isn't fatal to security measures; it merely involves adequate oversight and regulation. Solove traces the history of the privacy-security debate from the Revolution to the present day. He explains how the law protects privacy and examines concerns with new technologies. He then points out the failings of our current system and offers specific remedies. Nothing to Hide makes a powerful and compelling case for reaching a better balance between privacy and security and reveals why doing so is essential to protect our freedom and democracy. (20110215)
The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
Evgeny Morozov“The revolution will be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran in June 2009. Yet for all the talk about the democratizing power of the Internet, regimes in Iran and China are as stable and repressive as ever. In fact, authoritarian governments are effectively using the Internet to suppress free speech, hone their surveillance techniques, disseminate cutting-edge propaganda, and pacify their populations with digital entertainment. Could the recent Western obsession with promoting democracy by digital means backfire? In this spirited book, journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the supposedly democratizing nature of the Internet, Western do-gooders may have missed how it also entrenches dictators, threatens dissidents, and makes it harder—not easier—to promote democracy. Buzzwords like “21st-century statecraft” sound good in PowerPoint presentations, but the reality is that “digital diplomacy” requires just as much oversight and consideration as any other kind of diplomacy. Marshaling compelling evidence, Morozov shows why we must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as inherently liberating and why ambitious and seemingly noble initiatives like the promotion of “Internet freedom” might have disastrous implications for the future of democracy as a whole. 
Signal Processing and Linear Systems
B. P. LathiThis text presents a comprehensive treatment of signal processing and linear systems suitable for juniors and seniors in electrical engineering. Based on B. P. Lathi's widely used book, Linear Systems and Signals, it features additional applications to communications, controls, and filtering as well as new chapters on analog and digital filters and digital signal processing. Lathi emphasizes the physical appreciation of concepts rather than the mere mathematical manipulation of symbols. Avoiding the tendency to treat engineering as a branch of applied mathematics, he uses mathematics to enhance physical and intuitive understanding of concepts, instead of employing it only to prove axiomatic theory. Theoretical results are supported by carefully chosen examples and analogies, allowing students to intuitively discover meaning for themselves.
Little Digital Video Book, The (2nd Edition)
Michael RubinOne of the more frustrating aspects of buying a new digital video camera for consumers is trying to discover not only how it works, but how to shoot good movies with it right away. For most of us, we just want to turn on the camera and go, without spending too much time sorting through dense jargon and video editing software manuals. Here to guide the troubled newcomer to the exciting world of digital video is The Little Digital Video Book, 2e. This friendly, approachable guide will teach users the basics of shooting, organizing, and editing their own footage, with short examples so they can practice the techniques as they read through the book. This revised edition of the bestselling book on digital video is now in full color and completely updated for the modern beginning videographer. Users get a thorough grounding in the basics of digital video, but without all the jargon. Michael Rubin explains in under 200 pages all users need to know to get great shots, add sound, organize the footage, and use basic editing techniques. They will learn how to start and actually finish that video project they had in mind--in less than a day.
Digital Logic Design: Tutorial and Laboratory Exercises
John Passafiume and Michael DouglasThe perfect complement to computer architecture and logic texts. This widely praised tutorial and lab book gives practice in the fundamentals of digital logic and circuitry, with special emphasis on how the machine operates at the gate and register level. Presentation employs the TTL family of digital logic due to its wide availability and moderate cost. Exercises require the student to perform a simple designs and then implement them on hardware. Contains sufficient exercises for a 3-hour lab meeting, once a week, for a semester.
The Digital Museum: A Think Guide
Herminia Din and Phyllis HechtDon't be afraid of the title! The Digital Museum is not for techies, but for anyone who cares about the future of museums and the impact of technology on our lives and institutions. The revolution in communications technology has created a landscape that was inconceivable a generation ago. How will the 21st century museum respond? Twenty-five authors, leading thinkers in the fields of technology and museums, lead us through this exciting and rapidly changing terrain, exploring the impact of new technology on all aspects of museum operations, from interpretation to conservation. Topics range from the use of handheld devices, websites and digital games to open source technology and real-time learning. The book highlights how new technologies can enhance the traditional museum mission while also allowing museums to become laboratories for the tools of digital discourse. Introduction by author and filmmaker Selma Thomas.
Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence
Erik QualmanDigital Leaders are Made—Not Born "Fail forward, fail fast, fail better is a winning concept from Qualman's latest book, Digital Leader." -- Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. "People with a passion for something can be infectious. It's obvious that Erik Qualman's passion is social media." -- Dan Heath, New York Times bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch "Qualman is to social media what Deming is to quality and Drucker to management." -- Scott Galloway, professor, Stern School of Business, NYU "Erik Qualman is a Digital Dale Carnegie." -- Todd Young, CEO, ProspX About the Book:"Digital footprints are what we post about ourselves. Digital shadows are what others upload about us. Collectively, they have changed the world forever. As leaders and future leaders we need to adapt to this new world." -- from Digital Leader Digital leaders are made, not born--you have it within you to become an effective digital leader. As a leader in the digital age, your reach is boundless. With advanced technologies, you can exert more direct and indirect influence than ever before--anywhere at any time. And everything you do, fail to do, and wish you didn't do is documented forever in the digital universe. Digital Leader explains how to take full advantage of everything the digital age has to offer, while avoiding common pitfalls that can damage your "digital legacy." Bestselling author Erik Qualman explains what modern leadership means and describes how to be an effective leader in the digital world. In order to succeed, you need to adjust your leadership skills to adapt to today's digitally open world--and you need to start today. Qualman breaks the process down into five powerful truths you can use to establish your leadership "stamp": Simple: success is the result of simplification and focus True: be true to your passion Act: nothing happens without action--take the first step Map: goals and visions are needed to get where you want to be People: success doesn't happen alone Basing his conclusions on a wide range of research and resources, Qualman provides an abundance of real-world examples and tips to help you create a path to success while leading others to achieve their best.
Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems (Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
B. P. Lathi and Zhi DingAn ideal first text on communication systems in electrical engineering, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems is now in its fourth edition. Retaining the superb pedagogical style of the first three editions, the authors first introduce the fundamentals of signals and systems and core communication topics; they then present the tools essential to the design and analysis of digital communications. Featuring a seamless blend of mathematics and heuristics, carefully crafted examples to clarify mathematical abstractions, and new and updated MATLAB exercises, this text provides a thorough coverage of modern communication system theory and application that is easily accessible to students. Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems is suitable for students with or without prior knowledge of probability theory. Only after laying a solid foundation in how communication systems work do the authors delve into analyses of communication systems that require probability theory and random processes. Revised, expanded, and updated throughout, the fourth edition reflects the many technological advances in the field, such as OFDM and CDMA, pervasive communication applications such as cellular systems, wireless LAN systems, and DSL modem technology services. New to this Edition* New discussion of technological advances and applications* New chapters (12 and 13) on spread spectrum communications and frequency selective channels and OFDM systems* New and updated MATLAB examples* New material on such topics as code division multiple-access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), equalization, soft decoding, turbo codes, and low-density parity check (LDPC) codesFeatures * Flexible organization (outlined in the preface) that accommodates a variety of course structures, including one-semester, two-semester, one-quarter, and two-quarter* Accessible to students with no background in probability theory* Abundant real-world examples that are applicable to students' everyday lives* Gives intuitive insights--rather than just proofs--wherever possible, as well as heuristic explanations of theoretical results
The Best Digital Marketing Campaigns in the World: Mastering the Art of Customer Engagement
Damian Ryan and Calvin JonesSocial network advertising spending is expected to increase to a staggering $4.3 billion in a bid to attract today's media-savvy consumer, $1.64 billion in the US alone. The Best Digital Marketing Campaigns in the World brings together an international collection of successful digital marketing campaigns, assessing what they achieved and the business lessons learned. This practical and dynamic book explores how businesses large and small have harnessed social media, blogs, forums, online video and e-mail to boost their brand and attract customers. Following the success of their first book, Understanding Digital Marketing, Damian Ryan and Calvin Jones present a selection of hand-picked case studies, sharing the knowledge and skill of the world's top creative minds. Covering everything from household names such as Pizza Hut and Pepsi to Obama's presidential election campaign, this book is the must-read guide for all marketers looking to embrace the new digital landscape and learn from some of the best in the business.

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