The Crisis in Online Privacy and Security
To Be Published July 26th 2013 by CRC Press – 398 pages
This book provides an overview of non-governmental threats to privacy from private businesses and corporations. The authors explore the concept of informational privacy and suggest rules to limit the distribution of public information from private businesses. They discuss how computers, database technology, and the Internet enable mass surveillance. The text includes a non-technical introduction to the types of malware that are typically used to illegally access information, along with strategies for defending against such attacks. It also presents possible market, legal, and technical solutions to these challenges.
Introduction. An Explanation of the Internet, Computers, and Data Mining. Norms and Markets. Informational Privacy: The General Theory. Informational Privacy: Norms and Value-Optimality. Software Vulnerabilities and the Low-Priced Software Norm. Software Vulnerabilities: Creating Best Practices. Computers and Networks: Attack and Defense. Malware, Norms, and ISPs. Malware: Creating a Best Practices Norm. Tracking, Contracting, and Behavioral Advertising. From One-sided Chicken to Value-Optimal Norms.