Every time you type a search phrase into Google, click like on a friend’s post on Facebook or scroll through Instagram, you create a data trail. Big Tech companies harvest your online travels, analyze them and sell the information to advertisers. In this intriguing study, former National Security Agency (NSA) official April Falcon Doss walks readers through the practical and legal ramifications of the data revolution. She delves into Silicon Valley’s data machine, and describes how government agencies are – and aren’t – exploiting data for law enforcement. While Doss takes pains not to be an alarmist, her wide-ranging report should alarm you – profoundly.
About the Author
April Falcon Doss is former senior minority counsel for the Russia investigation in the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She currently serves as Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Tech Law & Policy.