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Exposed. How Revealing Your Data and Eliminating Privacy Increases Trust and Liberates Humanity. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5179181
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Discover why privacy is a counterproductive, if not obsolete, concept in this startling new book

It's only a matter of time-- the modern notion of privacy is quickly evaporating because of technological advancement and social engagement. Whether we like it or not, all our actions and communications are going to be revealed for everyone to see. Exposed: How Revealing Your Data and Eliminating Privacy Increases Trust and Liberates Humanity takes a controversial and insightful look at the concept of privacy and persuasively argues that preparing for a post-private future is better than exacerbating the painful transition by attempting to delay the inevitable. Security expert and author Ben Malisow systematically dismantles common notions of privacy and explains how:

  • Most arguments in favor of increased privacy are wrong
  • Privacy in our personal lives leaves us more susceptible to being bullied or blackmailed
  • Governmental and military privacy leads to an imbalance of power between citizen and state
  • Military supremacy based on privacy is an obsolete concept

Perfect for anyone interested in the currently raging debates about governmental, institutional, corporate, and personal privacy, and the proper balance between the public and the private, Exposed also belongs on the shelves of security practitioners and policymakers everywhere.

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Introduction xvii

1 Privacy Cases: Being Suborned 1

Security Through Trust 1

The Historic Trust Model Creates Oppression 2

Privately Trustful 2

Disarmed Forces 4

Missed Application 5

Harmfully Ever After 7

Open Air 8

Artifice Exemplar 9

2 Privacy Cases: Government/National Intelligence/Military Confidentiality 11

National Security vs Governmental Security 12

A Government is Not a Nation 14

Rationales 15

Rationale: Direct Advantage 15

Rationale: Overcome Other Secrecy 19

Rationale: Military Advantage 25

Rationale: Hidden Diplomacy 30

Rationale: Protecting Personal Privacy 31

Rationale: Emergency Powers 31

No Net Benefit; Possible Net Negative 33

Citizenry at Risk 33

Bad Public Policy 35

The Secret Police State 36

3 Privacy and Personal Protection 39

Your Exposure 40

Check Yourself 42

Take Your Medicine 44

The Scene of the Crime 46

You’re a Celebrity 49

4 A Case Against Privacy: An End to Shame 51

Cultural Shame 54

Location, Location, Location 55

Beneficial Shame, Which Might Be Harmful 57

Hypocrisy for Thee 59

5 A Case Against Privacy: Better Policy/Practices 61

Policy Based on Bad Data: US Police and Dogs 61

Policy Based on Bad Data: The DSM 64

Bad Data Derived from Concern for Privacy: Suicide 68

Counting Suicides 69

Motivation and Reaction 72

Famous Suicide 74

Jumping on Guns and Bandwagons 76

6 A (Bad) Solution: Regulation 81

Regulation = Destruction 83

Legitimate Fear of the Private Sector 88

Exceptions to the Rules 90

Chill Out 92

Power Outage 98

Top Cover 104

Now You See It 110

The Government Would Never Lie to Its Overseers, Right? 112

Stressing It 112

7 A Good Solution: Ubiquity of Access 115

If Everybody Knows Everything, Nobody Has an Advantage 116

Atomicity, Again 118

An End to Crime? 119

First Fatal Flaw 121

Other Fatal Flaws 122

Final Fatal Flaw 123

An End to the Need for Crime? 124

De-Corrupting Dis-Corrupting? Anti-Corruption? Something Like That 127

An End to Sabotage? 129

Power Imbalance 130

An End to Laws? 132

Lower Costs 133

An End to Hypocrisy 134

An End to Bad Policy 135

Speaking of Accurate Portrayals of Humanity 140

Vestigial Shame 142

Vestiges in Action 144

8 The Upshot 149

Science Fiction 150

Public Perception 153

Other Visions 155

Molecular Level 160

Busting My Hump 162

Style Over Substance 162

The Added Value of the Long Reach 163

Unchill 164

Troll Toll? 165

The Threat of Erasure 169

Get Out 170

On the Genetic Level 171

Still Scared 173

Index 175

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Ben Malisow
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