Review- The identity trade

Title- The identity trade

Author- Nora A Draper

Publisher- NYU press

Pages- 320

Genre_science and internet

To be published in Feb, 2019.

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My rating- 3.5/5

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Declaration- I got eARC from publisher for honest review.

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.No one escapes effect of social media in todays world. It liberates you, gives you a wide canvas and continuous flow of data and connectivity which one can cherish.
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But there is dark side to it. Your personal data which you willingly or unwillingly share might be used for marketing, changing public opinion and a lot of other capitalistic uses, which are hard to imagine.
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But data forms your online identity which can be very fragile to attacks and costly to maintain.

Employers, your future spouse, your audience, your friends; believe your online identity, even if it is fake and manipulated.

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Author discusses in depth how this debate on privacy started with rise of internet and how data is becoming next oil. Various pioneers in field of online privacy are discussed and various new concepts and definitions of privacy that are changing every 5 years.
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There is peep into future, various calamities possible due to identify theft but also idea that owner may earn by partially sharing his identity on sites like mebay.

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Afterall online identity trade is hard to control, leave aside eliminating it.

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Book is deep and wide with in depth details which may become heavy for non technical reader. But very nice book for any person who wants to gain expertise in field of online data privacy management.

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My rating 3.5/5

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