The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose between Privacy and Freedom?

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CONTENTS
PART I: A NEW WORLD1
ONE THE CHALLENGE OF AN OPEN SOCIETY3
The End of Photography as Proof ofAnything at All27
Two THE AGE OF KNOWLEDGE32
Citizen Truth Squads52
THREE PRIVACY UNDER SIEGE54
The Accountability Matrix85
FOUR CAN WE OWN INFORMATION?89
An Open Society's Enemies108
PART II: MINEFIELDS115
FIVE HUMAN NATURE AND THE DILEMMA OF OPENNESS117
Essences and Experiments146
SIX LESSONS IN ACCOUNTABILITY149
All the World Is a (Digital) Marketplace178
SEVEN THE WAR OVER SECRECY185
The Problem of Extortion227
PART III: ROAD MAPS231
EIGHT PRAGMATISM IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD233
The Plausibility Matrix271
NINE HUMILITY AND LIMITS278
A Withering Away?303
TEN GLOBAL TRANSPARENCY309
A Little Loyalty322
ELEVEN THE ROAD OF OPENNESS325
NOTES336
FOLLOW-UP369
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS371
INDEX372
ABOUT THE AUTHOR378

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Part 1 - A New World 1
  • Chapter One - The Challenge of an Open Society 3
  • Chapter Two - The Age of Knowledge 32
  • Chapter Three - Privacy Under Siege 54
  • Chapter Four - Can We Own Information? 89
  • Part II - Minefields 115
  • Chapter Five - Human Nature and the Dilemma of Openness 117
  • Chapter Six - Lessons in Accountability 149
  • Chapter Seven - The War Over Secrecy 185
  • Part III - Road Maps 231
  • Chapter Eight - Pragmatism in an Uncertain World 233
  • Chapter Nine - Humility and Limits 278
  • Chapter Ten - Global Transparency 309
  • Chapter Eleven - The Road of Openness 325
  • Notes 336
  • Follow-Up 369
  • Acknowledgments 371
  • Index 372
  • About the Author 378
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