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Facebook Nation

Total Information Awareness

Authors: Lee, Newton

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  • Presents an insider’s perspective of Total Information Awareness and Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks on governmental data mining projects focused on scanning public and private data for the sake of national security
  • Closely examines how the rise of social media platforms, such as Facebook, has inadvertently led to the general public’s embracement of information awareness and business intelligence
  • Analyzes the privacy concerns with posting personal data on social media platforms, and explains how Personal and Total Information Awareness can benefit individuals, as well as Society as a whole
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Facebook’s psychological experiments and Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks epitomize a world of increasing information awareness in the social media ecosystem. With over a billion monthly active users, Facebook as a nation is overtaking China as the largest country in the world. President Barack Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union Address, called America “the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers” and “of Google and Facebook.” U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel opines that America has become a “Facebook nation” that demands increased transparency and interactivity from the federal government.

Ubiquitous social networks such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube are creating the technologies, infrastructures, and big data necessary for Total Information Awareness – a controversial surveillance program proposed by DARPA after the 9/11 attacks. NSA’s secret PRISM program has reinvigorated WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s accusation that “Facebook is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once said, “We exist at the intersection of technology and social issues.” This book offers discourse and practical advice on the privacy issue in the age of big data, business intelligence in social media, e-government and e-activism, as well as personal total information awareness. This expanded edition also includes insights from Wikipedian Emily Temple-Wood and Facebook ROI experts Dennis Yu and Alex Houg.

About the authors

Newton Lee is CEO of Newton Lee Laboratories LLC, president of the Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships, adjunct professor at Woodbury University's School of Media, Culture & Design, and editor-in-chief of ACM Computers in Entertainment. Previously, he was a computer scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, senior producer and engineer at The Walt Disney Company, and research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science, and he earned a perfect GPA from Vincennes University with an A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate in Computer Science. He is the co-author of Disney Stories: Getting to Digital; author of the Total Information Awareness book series including Facebook Nation and Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity; coauthor/editor of the Digital Da Vinci book series including Computers in Music and Computers in the Arts and Sciences; and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games.

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“Lee looks into the era of total information awareness in which we now find ourselves, and discusses in detail the implications for our society and our individual privacy. …This is a very well-researched book and to say that each chapter ends with an extensive list of references … . book is very current and easy to read. Parents in particular would be well advised to make this book compulsory reading for their teenage children before allowing them to go online.” (David B. Henderson, Computing Reviews, June, 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4475-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Facebook Nation
Book Subtitle
Total Information Awareness
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1740-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1740-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1739-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4475-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 412
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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