Reviews

  • We didn't see digital surveillance coming, but today it's threatening democracy and basic freedoms. If you want to understand why privacy matters more than ever before, and how we can preserve it in an age of data grabbing, read this book.

    Nigel Warburton, author of A Little History of Philosophy
  • A forceful call for us to tame the data economy by reclaiming our privacy ... and our power.

    Jonathan Zittrain, author of The Future of the Internet
  • In this bold, original, and engaging book, Carissa Véliz makes a compelling case for the revolutionary goal of reclaiming privacy from the grip of a destructive data economy. While many have lamented the ills of surveillance capitalism, Véliz's courageous manifesto paves a clear path for regaining power--taking back our ill-gotten information from tech companies and data brokers and reinvigorating democracy in the process.

    Evan Selinger, Professor of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology and co-author of The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy
  • How much does it matter that every day we unwittingly hand over more and more of our personal data to internet giants? In this smart, stylishly written, and alarming volume Carissa Veliz argues that it matters a great deal and that we don't have to put up with it. Essential reading for those of us who click 'agree' ten times a day.

    Jonathan Wolff, author of An Introduction to Moral Philosophy
  • You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it', Scott McNealy once said to reporters. This book is a thoughtful response to the claim of Sun Microsystem's co-founder. It shows that we still have privacy to lose and why we should protect privacy for ourselves and for others. Engagingly written, clear and admirably brief, Véliz shows how we ended up with societies built around the buying and selling of personal data; why this is bad personally and politically; and what we can do to change things. A fantastic little book.

    Anabelle Lever, author of On Privacy

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