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In andlt;iandgt;No Place to Hide,andlt;/iandgt; award-winning Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow, Jr., pulls back the curtain on an unsettling trend: the emergence of a data-driven surveillance society intent on giving us the conveniences and services we crave, like cell phones, discount cards, and electronic toll passes, while watching us more closely than ever before. He shows that since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, the information industry giants have been enlisted as private intelligence services for homeland security. And at a time when companies routinely collect billions of details about nearly every American adult, andlt;iandgt;No Place to Hideandlt;/iandgt; shines a bright light on the sorry state of information security, revealing how people can lose control of their privacy and identities at any moment. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Now with a new afterword that details the latest security breaches and the government's failing efforts to stop them, O'Harrow shows us that, in this new world of high-tech domestic intelligence, there is literally no place to hide. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; As O'Harrow writes, "This book is all about you and your personal information — and the story isn't pretty."

Book News Annotation:

An award-winning reporter for The Washington Post, O'Harrow reviews some of the surveillance and identification technologies and procedures now being used by corporations and governments against the American people. He begins with the flood of measures adopted during the six weeks after the September 2001 attacks. Other topics include the data revolution, Total Information Awareness, and the government's eyes and ears. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Robert O'Harrow, Jr.,andlt;/Bandgt; is a reporter at andlt;Iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/Iandgt; and an associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for articles on privacy and technology and a recipient of the 2003 Carnegie Mellon Cyber Security Reporting Award. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Table of Contents


Introduction: No Place to Hide

1 Six Weeks in Autumn

2 Data Revolution

3 Who Am I?

4 The Matrix

5 Look Me Up Sometime

6 The Immutable Me

7 Total Information Awareness

8 The Government's Eyes and Ears

9 Good Guys, Bad Guys

10 No Place to Hide




Product Details

O'harrow, Robert, Jr.
Free Press
O'Harrow, Robert
Social aspects
Information technology
Privacy, right of
Social Aspects - General
Political Freedom & Security - General
General Current Events
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
January 2006
Grade Level:
index; notes
8.40x5.60x.88 in. .74 lbs.

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