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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for privacy research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Take control of your online privacy by
Publication Date: 2017
Learn what''s private online (not much) and what to do about it! Nowadays, it can be difficult to complete ordinary activities without placing your personal data online, but having your data online puts you at risk for theft, embarrassment, and all manner of trouble. In this book, Joe Kissell helps you to develop a sensible online privacy strategy, customized for your needs. Whether you have a Mac or PC, iOS or Android device, set-top box, cell phone, or some other network-enabled gadget, you''ll find practical advice that ordinary people need to handle common privacy needs.
Privacy in the Modern Age by
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
The threats to privacy are well known: the National Security Agency tracks our phone calls; Google records where we go online and how we set our thermostats and more. The contributors to this Privacy in the Modern Age don't simply describe these problems or warn about the loss of privacy - they propose solutions. They look closely at business practices, public policy and technology design, and ask, 'Should this continue?' The premise is clear: there's a problem - let's find a solution.
Intellectual Privacy by
Publication Date: 2015-02-02
Most people believe that the right to privacy is inherently at odds with the right to free speech. Courts all over the world have struggled with how to reconcile the problems of media gossip with our commitment to free and open public debate for over a century. The rise of the Internet has made this problem more urgent. We live in an age of corporate and government surveillance of our lives. And our free speech culture has created an anything-goes environment on the web, where offensive and hurtful speech about others is rife. How should we think about the problems of privacy and free speech? In Intellectual Privacy, Neil Richards offers a different solution, one that ensures that our ideas and values keep pace with our technologies.
Internet Privacy Rights by
Publication Date: 2014-03-27
Internet Privacy Rights analyses the current threats to our online autonomy and privacy and proposes a new model for the gathering, retention and use of personal data. Key to the model is the development of specific privacy rights: a right to roam the internet with privacy, a right to monitor the monitors, a right to delete personal data and a right to create, assert and protect an online identity.
Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven & Lakeland Circulation (JC596 .P747 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-06-09
Massive amounts of data on human beings can now be analyzed. Pragmatic purposes abound, including selling goods and services, winning political campaigns, and identifying possible terrorists. Yet 'big data' can also be harnessed to serve the public good: scientists can use big data to do research that improves the lives of human beings, improves government services, and reduces taxpayer costs. In order to achieve this goal, researchers must have access to this data - raising important privacy questions. What are the ethical and legal requirements? What are the rules of engagement? What are the best ways to provide access while also protecting confidentiality? Are there reasonable mechanisms to compensate citizens for privacy loss?
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven & Lakeland Circulation (HM851 .A66 2012)
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
A leading specialist on social networks writes a shocking exposé of the widespread misuse of our personal online data and creates a Constitution for the web to protect us. Social networks are the defining cultural movement of our time. Over a half a billion people are on Facebook alone. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest nation in the world. But while that nation appears to be a comforting small town in which we can share photos of friends and quaint bits of trivia about our lives, it is actually a lawless battle zone—a frontier with all the hidden and unpredictable dangers of any previously unexplored place.
Unauthorized Access by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (TK5105.878.S59 2014)
Publication Date: 2013-07-15
The authors, two renowned experts on computer security and law, explore the well-established connection between social norms, privacy, security, and technological structure. This approach is the key to understanding information security and informational privacy, providing a practical framework to address ethical and legal issues. The authors also discuss how rapid technological developments have created novel situations that lack relevant norms and present ways to develop these norms for protecting informational privacy and ensuring sufficient information security. Bridging the gap among computer scientists, economists, lawyers, and public policy makers, this book emphasizes the need to make trade-offs among the complex concerns that arise in the context of online privacy and security.
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (KF1262 .P739 2015)
Publication Date: 2015-02-06
Opposing Viewpoints: Privacy- viewpoints articles are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications. This title considers the state of privacy, the relationship between privacy and security, and the relationship between privacy and technology.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
America's News With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
Expanded Academic ASAP Resources for research across academic disciplines, offering in-depth coverage of
virtually any concentration from advertising, psychology and history to microbiology, the humanities and womens studies.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering todays hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
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