Julia Angwin, Author of DRAGNET NATION on Privacy, Security and Freedom
The guest is Julia Angwin, author of DRAGNET NATION: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance. Angwin provides an unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data, and what they can do with it.
Angwin discusses her research and reporting and her own attempts to protect herself in an every-growing cyber world.
With DRAGNET NATION Angwin aims to increase tech literacy and ignite debate about the vast suspicionless surveillance of our daily lives.
Julia Angwin is the author of Stealing MySpace and an award-winning investigative journalist for the independent news organization ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013 she was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she was on the team of reporters awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of corporate corruption and led a team covering online privacy that was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
For more information: http://us.macmillan.com/dragnetnation/JuliaAngwin and http://juliaangwin.com/