Seven Veils of Privacy

Here, Kieron O’Hara details a framework of seven levels to help separate the effects and affects of privacy from the facts. In looking at when a privacy boundary is crossed or not, this framework helps citizens think about when that’s problematic, and why this differs not only across cultures, but also across generations and even for the same individuals.

Privacy is one of the most contested concepts of our time. This book sets out a rigorous and comprehensive framework for understanding debates about privacy and our rights to it.

Much of the conflict around privacy comes from a failure to recognise divergent perspectives. Some people argue about human rights, some about social conventions, others about individual preferences and still others about information and data processing. As a result, ‘privacy’ has become the focus of competing definitions, leading some to denounce the ‘disarray’ in the field.

But as this book shows, disagreements about the role and value of privacy obscure a large amount of agreement on the topic. Privacy is not a technical term of law, cybersecurity or sociology, but a word in common use that adequately expresses a few simple and related ideas.

 

 

BOOK INFORMATION

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6302-8
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: July 2023

Atlas of AI

Kate Crawford, Atlas of AI (Yale University Press 2021). How AI is changing the world’s geography (largely for the worse), as a technology of extraction. https://www.katecrawford.net/

An Ugly Truth

Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang,
An Ugly Truth (Bridge Street Press 2021).
Expose of the ruthlessness of Facebook’s growth strategy.
https://www.harpercollins.com/pages/anuglytruth

Perspectives on Digital Humanism

  • Hannes Werthner
  • Erich Prem
  • Edward A. Lee
  • Carlo Ghezzi
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.
  • Aims to set an agenda for research and action in the emerging field of Digital Humanism
  • Contains short essays by selected thinkers from computer science, law, humanities and social sciences
  • Covers the complex interplay of technology and humankind to ensure the full respect of universal human rights

Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives

Phil Howard, 2020

(Yale) Artificially intelligent “bot” accounts attack politicians and public figures on social media. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their outlandish beliefs. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies that misdirect our attention, poison our political conversations, and jeopardize our democracies. With massive amounts of social media and public polling data, and in-depth interviews with political consultants, bot writers, and journalists, Philip N. Howard offers ways to take these “lie machines” apart.

Find out more at https://yalebooks.co.uk/display.asp?K=9780300250206&nat=false&sort=%24rank&sf1=keyword&st1=lie+machines&m=1&dc=2

Phil Howard, 2020 (Yale)

Artificially intelligent “bot” accounts attack politicians and public figures on social media. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their outlandish beliefs. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies that misdirect our attention, poison our political conversations, and jeopardize our democracies. With massive amounts of social media and public polling data, and in-depth interviews with political consultants, bot writers, and journalists, Philip N. Howard offers ways to take these “lie machines” apart.

BOOK INFORMATION

  • Find out more at https://yalebooks.co.uk/display.asp?K=9780300250206&nat=false&sort=%24rank&sf1=keyword&st1=lie+machines&m=1&dc=2