Future Crimes: A journey to the dark side of technology – and how to survive it (英語) ペーパーバック – 2015/2/26
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Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have lead to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion.
Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips opens his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.
"A riveting read" (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan)
"Excellent and timely" (The Economist)
"Future Crimes has the pace of a sci-fi film but it's happening now. It will be a long time before anyone who reads it will feel safe on-line again" (William Hartston Express)
"Goodman describes Future Crimes as a 'rough ride' ― and with some justice. But in an area where criminals profit from the ignorance of the general public, it is a ride well worth taking if we are to prevent the worst of his predictions from taking shape" (Financial Times)
"Goodman is a go-to guide for all who want a good scaring about the dark side of technology" (New Scientist)
All the gadgets you use generate tons of data which is stored in systems accessible to almost everyone in the world.
This data exists 'forever' and never gets deleted even if you decided to close all your online accounts.
You don't even need to have online presence, your name, address, credit information, vehicle plates; everything is tracked and stored in some database somewhere.
This data is then get sold, sliced, diced, hacked and shared with (out) your consent. Have you ever read the ‘Terms of Service’ completely before you clicked that ‘I Agree’ button?
So far the book doesn't provide any solutions. Hopefully there will be some solution before the last page.
I call it a invasion of privacy. This book really opens ones eye to the future possibilities of all the new technology. I highly recommend everyone to read it, if not all just skip around like I did. I am sure you will want to read more.