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Tools And Weapons - The Promise And The Peril Of The Digital Age (Paperback): Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne Tools And Weapons - The Promise And The Peril Of The Digital Age (Paperback)
Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne; Foreword by Bill Gates 1
R466 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R159 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

*THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM BOOK CLUB PICK*

'A clear, compelling guide to some of the most pressing debates in technology today.' Bill Gates, from the foreword

'The de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.' The New York Times

'One of the few executives willing to speak openly about the industry's most vexing issues.' Sunday Times

Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create.

This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation.

In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no pre-existing playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying "Microsoft memoir," the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. There are huge ramifications for communities and countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and urgent contribution to that effort.

From Microsoft's President and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.

In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith takes us behind the scenes on some of the biggest stories to hit the tech industry in the past decade and some of the biggest threats we face. From Edward Snowden's NSA leak to the NHS WannaCry ransomware attack, this book is essential reading to understand what's happening in the world around us.

If you watched Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates on Netflix, you will find Tools and Weapons equally fascinating.

'This is a colourful and insightful insiders' view of how technology is both empowering us and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future.' Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Steve Jobs

A Gift of Fire:Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet: International Edition (Paperback, 4th... A Gift of Fire:Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet: International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
Sara Baase
R1,550 Discovery Miles 15 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet, 4e is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. Sara Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist's perspective, and with historical context for many issues, she covers the issues students will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. A primary goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large.

Cult of the Dead Cow - How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World (Paperback): Joseph Menn Cult of the Dead Cow - How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World (Paperback)
Joseph Menn
R337 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R57 (17%) In stock

The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom, and even democracy itself. Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters -- activists, artists, even future politicians. Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business, launch an alternative publication in El Paso, and make long-shot bets on unconventional campaigns. Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression. Cult of the Dead Cow shows how governments, corporations, and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them.

Approaches and Frameworks for HCI Research (Paperback): John Long Approaches and Frameworks for HCI Research (Paperback)
John Long
R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This research textbook, designed for young Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers beginning their careers, surveys the research models and methods in use today and offers a general framework to bring together the disparate concepts. HCI spans many disciplines and professions, including information science, applied psychology, computer science, informatics, software engineering and social science making it difficult for newcomers to get a good overview of the field and the available approaches. The book's rigorous 'approach-and-framework' response is to the challenge of retaining growth and diversification in HCI research by building up a general framework from approaches for Innovation, Art, Craft, Applied, Science and Engineering. This general framework is compared with other HCI frameworks and theories for completeness and coherence, all within a historical perspective of dissemination success. Readers can use this as a model to design and assess their own research frameworks and theories against those reported in the literature.

Targeted - My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, Brexit and Facebook Broke Democracy (Hardcover): Brittany... Targeted - My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, Brexit and Facebook Broke Democracy (Hardcover)
Brittany Kaiser 1
R448 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R105 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistleblower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry, revealing to the public how companies are getting richer using our personal information and exposing how Cambridge Analytica exploited weaknesses in privacy laws to help elect Donald Trump. When Brittany Kaiser joined Cambridge Analytica - the UK-based political consulting firm funded by conservative billionaire and Donald Trump patron Robert Mercer - she was an idealistic young professional working on her fourth degree in human rights law and international relations. A veteran of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, Kaiser's goal was to utilize data for humanitarian purposes, most notably to prevent genocide and human rights abuses. But her experience inside Cambridge Analytica opened her eyes to the tremendous risks that this unregulated industry poses to privacy and democracy. Targeted is Kaiser's eyewitness chronicle of the dramatic and disturbing story of the rise and fall of Cambridge Analytica. She reveals to the public how Facebook's lax policies and lack of sufficient national laws allowed voters to be manipulated in both Britain and the United States, where personal data was weaponised to spread fake news and racist messaging during the Brexit vote and the 2016 election. But the damage isn't done Kaiser warns; the 2020 election can be compromised as well if we continue to do nothing. In the aftermath of the U.S. election, as she became aware of the horrifying reality of what Cambridge Analytica had done in support of Donald Trump, Kaiser made the difficult choice to expose the truth. Risking her career, relationships, and personal safety, she told authorities about the data industry's unethical business practices, eventually testifying before Parliament. Packed with never-before-publicly-told stories, Targeted goes inside the secretive meetings with Trump campaign personnel and details the promises Cambridge Analytica made to win. Throughout, Kaiser makes the case for regulation, arguing that legal oversight of the data industry is not only justifiable but essential to ensuring the long-term safety of our democracy.

The Jobs to Be Done Playbook - Align Your Markets, Organization, and Strategy Around Customer Needs (Paperback): Jim Kalbach The Jobs to Be Done Playbook - Align Your Markets, Organization, and Strategy Around Customer Needs (Paperback)
Jim Kalbach; Foreword by Michael Schrage; Illustrated by Michael Tanamachi
R883 Discovery Miles 8 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Computational Approaches to the Network Science of Teams (Hardcover): Liangyue Li, Hanghang Tong Computational Approaches to the Network Science of Teams (Hardcover)
Liangyue Li, Hanghang Tong
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Business operations in large organizations today involve massive, interactive, and layered networks of teams and personnel collaborating across hierarchies and countries on complex tasks. To optimize productivity, businesses need to know: what communication patterns do high-performing teams have in common? Is it possible to predict a team's performance before it starts work on a project? How can productive team behavior be fostered? This comprehensive review for researchers and practitioners in data mining and social networks surveys recent progress in the emerging field of network science of teams. Focusing on the underlying social network structure, the authors present models and algorithms characterizing, predicting, optimizing, and explaining team performance, along with key applications, open challenges, and future trends.

Blockchain Regulation and Governance in Europe (Paperback): Michele Finck Blockchain Regulation and Governance in Europe (Paperback)
Michele Finck
R972 R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Save R94 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Blockchain Regulation and Governance in Europe, Michele Finck examines the relationship between blockchain technology and EU law and introduces the theme of blockchain governance. The book provides a general introduction to blockchains as both a regulatable and a regulatory technology and outlines the interaction between distributed ledger technology and specific areas of EU law, such as the General Data Protection Regulation. It should be read by anyone interested in EU law, the relationship between law, innovation and technology, and technology governance.

Rethink, Retool, Reboot - Technology as if people and planet mattered (Paperback): Simon Trace Rethink, Retool, Reboot - Technology as if people and planet mattered (Paperback)
Simon Trace
R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Technology Trap - Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Paperback): Carl Benedikt Frey The Technology Trap - Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Paperback)
Carl Benedikt Frey
R421 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation The Technology Trap is a sweeping account of the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society's members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends broadly mirror those in our current age of automation. But, just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.

How To Do Nothing - Resisting the Attention Economy (Paperback): Jenny Odell How To Do Nothing - Resisting the Attention Economy (Paperback)
Jenny Odell
R335 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Personal Multimedia Preservation - Remembering or Forgetting Images and Video (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Vasileios Mezaris,... Personal Multimedia Preservation - Remembering or Forgetting Images and Video (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Vasileios Mezaris, Claudia Niederee, Robert H. Logie
R2,363 R2,242 Discovery Miles 22 420 Save R121 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique text/reference advocates a novel forgetful approach to dealing with personal multimedia content in the long run, which is inspired by the effectiveness of human forgetting as a mechanism for helping us to stay focused on important things. The text presents theoretical foundations, technologies, applications, and case study results that help the reader to understand the problems and challenges associated with personal digital preservation, and the solutions that can be developed in response to these challenges. Topics and features: Highlights the value of an intelligent and selective approach to personal multimedia preservation, involving managed forgetting and contextualized remembering; considers how a conceptual understanding of human memory function can be used to inspire the design of digital managed preservation and forgetting; discusses methods that endow computers with capabilities to understand digital content, in order to support intelligent preservation decisions; examines the assessment of the importance of information items, introducing the concepts of memory buoyancy and preservation value; reviews methods for preserving the context associated with a digital item, and for assessing how this context evolves over time; proposes a reference model for the Preserve-or-Forget (PoF) approach which is integrative, value-driven, brain-inspired, forgetful, and evolution-aware; describes the integration of preservation functionalities in a Personal Information Management (PIM) application; presents a user study on a photo selection task, using the results to design methods for automatically selecting important photos from personal collections. This interdisciplinary volume provides significant insights from computer science, engineering and psychology that will be of great interest to researchers involved in multimedia and software engineering, multimedia preservation, cultural informatics, digital heritage, and the digital humanities.

Scientific Discovery in the Social Sciences (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Mark Addis, Peter  C. R. Lane, Peter D. Sozou, Fernand... Scientific Discovery in the Social Sciences (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Mark Addis, Peter C. R. Lane, Peter D. Sozou, Fernand Gobet
R2,763 Discovery Miles 27 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume offers selected papers exploring issues arising from scientific discovery in the social sciences. It features a range of disciplines including behavioural sciences, computer science, finance, and statistics with an emphasis on philosophy. The first of the three parts examines methods of social scientific discovery. Chapters investigate the nature of causal analysis, philosophical issues around scale development in behavioural science research, imagination in social scientific practice, and relationships between paradigms of inquiry and scientific fraud. The next part considers the practice of social science discovery. Chapters discuss the lack of genuine scientific discovery in finance where hypotheses concern the cheapness of securities, the logic of scientific discovery in macroeconomics, and the nature of that what discovery with the Solidarity movement as a case study. The final part covers formalising theories in social science. Chapters analyse the abstract model theory of institutions as a way of representing the structure of scientific theories, the semi-automatic generation of cognitive science theories, and computational process models in the social sciences. The volume offers a unique perspective on scientific discovery in the social sciences. It will engage scholars and students with a multidisciplinary interest in the philosophy of science and social science.

Ethics for the Information Age, Global Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Michael Quinn Ethics for the Information Age, Global Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Michael Quinn
R1,447 Discovery Miles 14 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is appropriate for any standalone Computers and Society or Computer Ethics course offered by a computer science, business, or philosophy department, as well as special modules in any advanced CS course. In an era where information technology changes constantly, a thoughtful response to these rapid changes requires a basic understanding of IT history, an awareness of current issues, and a familiarity with ethics. Ethics for the Information Age is unique in its balanced coverage of ethical theories used to analyze problems encountered by computer professionals in today's environment. By presenting provocative issues such as social networking, government surveillance, and intellectual property from all points of view, this market-leading text challenges students to think critically and draw their own conclusions, which ultimately prepares them to become responsible, ethical users of future technologies. Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help: *Encourage Critical Thinking: A balanced, impartial approach to ethical issues avoids biased arguments, encouraging students to consider and analyze issues for themselves. *Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: A thoughtful response to information technology requires an awareness of current information-technology-related issues. *Support Learning: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.

The Internet Police - How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed (Hardcover): Nate Anderson The Internet Police - How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed (Hardcover)
Nate Anderson
R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Once considered a borderless and chaotic virtual landscape, the Internet is now home to the forces of international law and order. It s not just computer hackers and cyber crooks who lurk in the dark corners of the Web the cops are there, too.

In The Internet Police, Ars Technica editor Nate Anderson takes readers on a behind-the-screens tour of landmark cybercrime cases, revealing how criminals continue to find digital and legal loopholes even as police hurry to cinch them closed.

From the Cleveland man whose natural male enhancement pill inadvertently protected the privacy of your e-mail to the Russian spam king who ended up in a Milwaukee jail to the Australian arrest that ultimately led to the breakup of the largest child pornography ring in the United States, Anderson draws on interviews, court documents, and law-enforcement reports to reconstruct accounts of how online policing actually works.

Questions of online crime are as complex and interconnected as the Internet itself. With each episode in The Internet Police, Anderson shows the dark side of online spaces but also how dystopian a fully ordered alternative would be."

Computers and the Law (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dana van der Merwe Computers and the Law (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dana van der Merwe
R404 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R48 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

On publication of the previous edition of Computers and the Law, developments such as the Internet and electronic commerce were as yet unthought of. The second edition strives to bring the reader up to date with such developments. It also attempts to gauge the law's reaction, or lack of it, to these developments.

The Great Redesign - Frameworks for the Future (Paperback): Matthias Schrader, Volker Martens The Great Redesign - Frameworks for the Future (Paperback)
Matthias Schrader, Volker Martens; Compiled by Martin Recke; Contributions by Payal Arora, Axel Averdung, …
R741 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R150 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We live in a world that's constantly redesigned. Today's redesign is tomorrow's vintage look. But times of crisis rapidly change the picture. Suddenly, the whole world is in dire need of a proper redesign. From capitalism to communication, from work to supply chains, from cities to office space - it's hard to find an area of our lives that's not due for an overhaul. This is a challenge, but also a huge opportunity: to design a better world.

The Technology Trap - Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Hardcover): Carl Benedikt Frey The Technology Trap - Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Hardcover)
Carl Benedikt Frey
R722 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R163 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society's members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating for large swaths of the population. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends, Frey documents, broadly mirror those in our current age of automation, which began with the Computer Revolution. Just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. But Frey argues that this depends on how the short term is managed. In the nineteenth century, workers violently expressed their concerns over machines taking their jobs. The Luddite uprisings joined a long wave of machinery riots that swept across Europe and China. Today's despairing middle class has not resorted to physical force, but their frustration has led to rising populism and the increasing fragmentation of society. As middle-class jobs continue to come under pressure, there's no assurance that positive attitudes to technology will persist. The Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.

The Political Mapping of Cyberspace (Paperback, New): Jeremy W. Crampton The Political Mapping of Cyberspace (Paperback, New)
Jeremy W. Crampton
R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As inherently spatial beings, our sense of space in cyberspace challenges all that is familiar in terms of our ability to define, organize, govern, and map social places. In "The Political Mapping of Cyberspace, " Jeremy Crampton shows that cyberspace is not the virtual reality we think it to be, but instead a rich geography of political practices and power relations.
Using concepts and methods derived from the work of Michel Foucault, Crampton outlines a new mapping of cyberspace to help define the role of space in virtual worlds and to provide constructive ways in which humans can exist in another spatial dimension. He delineates the critical role maps play in constructing the medium as an object of knowledge and demonstrates that by processes of mapping we come to understand cyberspace. Maps, he argues, shape political thinking about cyberspace, and he deploys in-depth case studies of crime mapping, security maintenance, and geo-surveillance to show how we map ourselves onto cyberspace, inexorably, and indelibly.
Offering a powerful reinterpretation of technology and contemporary life, this innovative book will be an essential touchstone for the study of cartography and cyberspace in the twenty-first century.

Retooling Politics - How Digital Media Are Shaping Democracy (Hardcover): Andreas Jungherr, Gonzalo Rivero, Daniel Gayo-Avello Retooling Politics - How Digital Media Are Shaping Democracy (Hardcover)
Andreas Jungherr, Gonzalo Rivero, Daniel Gayo-Avello
R707 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R137 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Donald Trump, the Arab Spring, Brexit: digital media have provided political actors and citizens with new tools to engage in politics. These tools are now routinely used by activists, candidates, non-governmental organizations, and parties to inform, mobilize, and persuade people. But what are the effects of this retooling of politics? Do digital media empower the powerless or are they breaking democracy? Have these new tools and practices fundamentally changed politics or is their impact just a matter of degree? This clear-eyed guide steps back from hyperbolic hopes and fears to offer a balanced account of what aspects of politics are being shaped by digital media and what remains unchanged. The authors discuss data-driven politics, the flow and reach of political information, the effects of communication interventions through digital tools, their use by citizens in coordinating political action, and what their impact is on political organizations and on democracy at large.

Social Butterflies - Reclaiming the Positive Power of Social Networks (Hardcover): Michael Sanders, Susannah Hume Social Butterflies - Reclaiming the Positive Power of Social Networks (Hardcover)
Michael Sanders, Susannah Hume 1
R490 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R119 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Engaging, fact-filled and profoundly illuminating. It's inspiring to read - and it should help make the world a lot better.' Cass Sunstein, author of Nudge The rise of social media has sent our social instincts into overdrive, and the impact of our networks has never been greater. But what if we could reclaim the positive power that influences our decisions, to behave better and be happier? In this groundbreaking book, Sanders and Hume build on the incredible findings of their own cutting-edge research from their work at the world's first Nudge Unit, as well as illuminating case studies from experts around the world, to show how small changes in our environments can have a huge impact on where our instincts lead us. At a time when our trust in each other is being destroyed on a global scale, it's never been more important to understand what motivates us and how to use our predictable behaviours to drive positive change. From helping us to run more cohesive organizations, to building important relationships and connections that matter, this is an essential roadmap back to our better social selves.

Analogia - The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control (Hardcover): George Dyson Analogia - The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control (Hardcover)
George Dyson
R576 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R103 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Social Interactions in Virtual Worlds - An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Hardcover): Kiran Lakkaraju, Gita Sukthankar, Rolf T.... Social Interactions in Virtual Worlds - An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Hardcover)
Kiran Lakkaraju, Gita Sukthankar, Rolf T. Wigand
R1,878 Discovery Miles 18 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Within the rapidly-growing arena of 'virtual worlds', such as Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs), individuals behave in particular ways, influence one another, and develop complex relationships. This setting can be a useful tool for modeling complex social systems, cognitive factors, and interactions between groups and within organizations. To study these worlds effectively requires a cross-disciplinary approach that integrates social science theories with big data analytics. This broad-based book offers a comprehensive and holistic perspective on the field. It brings together research findings from an international team of experts in computer science (artificial intelligence, game design, and social computing), psychology, and the social sciences to help researchers and practitioners better understand the fundamental processes underpinning social behavior in virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft, Rift, Eve Online, and Travian.

Don't Film Yourself Having Sex - And Other Legal Advice For The Age Of Social Media (Paperback): Emma Sadleir, Tamsyn de... Don't Film Yourself Having Sex - And Other Legal Advice For The Age Of Social Media (Paperback)
Emma Sadleir, Tamsyn de Beer 1
R270 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R57 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

In the digital age you can get into serious legal trouble at the click of a button.

The shift from passive Internet user to active digital citizen has brought about unprecedented levels of online interaction, creation and connecting. But as people begin to share more and more about themselves and their lives on social media, they are finding themselves getting into trouble for what they say and do online.

Emma Sadleir and Tamsyn de Beer, who together run one of South Africa’s leading social media law consultancies, point out the social traps and legal tangles that you could find yourself facing as you navigate the murky waters of the digital age. In a fun, witty and easily accessible way, this ground-breaking book details the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks that you, your company and your children face online.

By outlining the laws and rules applicable to what you do and say on social media, and providing practical and common sense advice, Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex ultimately shows you that in order to reap the extraordinary benefits of digital technology without succumbing to its risks, you need to start practising responsible digital citizenship.

Hackers & Painters - Big Ideas from the Computer Age (Paperback): Paul Graham Hackers & Painters - Big Ideas from the Computer Age (Paperback)
Paul Graham
R569 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R198 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The computer world is like an intellectual Wild West, in which you can shoot anyone you wish with your ideas, if you're willing to risk the consequences. " --from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham We are living in the computer age, in a world increasingly designed and engineered by computer programmers and software designers, by people who call themselves hackers. Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care? Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers. Your typewriter is gone, replaced by a computer. Your phone has turned into a computer. So has your camera. Soon your TV will. Your car was not only designed on computers, but has more processing power in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970. Letters, encyclopedias, newspapers, and even your local store are being replaced by the Internet. Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham, explains this world and the motivations of the people who occupy it. In clear, thoughtful prose that draws on illuminating historical examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an intellectual Wild West." The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we work, how we develop technology, and how we live. Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, how to make wealth, heresy and free speech, the programming language renaissance, the open-source movement, digital design, internet startups, and more.

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