The Surveillance State Big Data, Freedom, and You.
Author: mitsumi on 12-07-2016, 04:52, Views: 16
The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You
24xHDRip | MP4/AVC, ~1249 kb/s | 856x480 | Duration: 12:14:20 | English: AC3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF GuideSize: 7.42 GB | Genre: Sociology
A police officer places a GPS device on a suspected drug dealer's car to trace his whereabouts and build a case against him. A popular retail store uses predictive analytics to send pregnancy-related advertising to a teenager who has yet to tell her parents about her condition. A Kentucky man shoots down a neighbor's drone that is flying over his private property.
The news is full of stories like these, in which new technologies lead to dilemmas that could not have been imagined just a few decades ago. The 21st century has seen remarkable technological advances, with many wonderful benefits. But with these advances come new questions about privacy, security, civil liberties, and more. Big Data is here, which means that government and private industries are collecting massive amounts of information about each of us-information that may be used in marketing, to help solve criminal investigations, and to promote the interests of national security. Pandora's Box has been opened, but in many ways the government is behind the times, relying on legislation from the 1970s to inform its stance on regulating the collection and use of this information. Our society now faces a host of critical questions, including:
Where is the line between promoting national security and defending personal liberty?
What information may the government collect about you from your Internet service provider?
When it comes to search and seizure, is a cell phone any different from a diary?
How will we respond to future technologies such as quantum computers and artificial intelligence?
Explore these questions and more in The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You. Taught by Paul Rosenzweig, J.D., esteemed legal expert and professorial lecturer at The George Washington University School of Law, these 24 revealing lectures tackle the tough questions about surveillance and data in the 21st century. Get an insider's look at how technology from search engines to your car's toll road transponder gathers information about American citizens. With Professor Rosenzweig's guidance, you'll scrutinize our system of oversight for intelligence agencies, and you'll consider the ways in which the information that is collected impacts (or potentially impacts) our civil liberties. He presents the facts objectively, giving you the information you need to draw your own conclusions.
Covering everything from the legal framework for surveillance to the structure of the U.S. intelligence community to the myriad technologies that capture and analyze data, The Surveillance State offers a window into crucial events that are happening around us right now-and shows the challenging balance we all confront between personal privacy and national security.