How Hackers Became the New Mafia

Author: Misha Glenny

Publisher: Random House


Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 764

We live our lives online – banking, shopping, working, dating – but have we become complacent? Who's got your money? We share our personal details, our thoughts and movements with a faceless screen, with no real idea what lies behind it. Who's got your identity? DarkMarket exposes the shocking truth about what lurks behind our computers: an underground crime network that invades our privacy and threatens our security on a daily basis. Who's got your life? Glenny tracks down the key players – including criminals, national and international security experts, police, crack addicts, the Saudi Royal Family, and most importantly, victims – to reveal the true scale of this new global threat. Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2012

The Black Box Society

The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

Author: Frank Pasquale

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Law

Page: 311

View: 598

Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with all this information? Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in.

International Security

Politics, Policy, Prospects

Author: Michael E. Smith

Publisher: Palgrave


Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 523

This text introduces the politics of security: how and why issues are interpreted as security threats and how such threats are managed. It now includes an additional chapter on cyber security, but retains the same approach that gives readers the conceptual tools and knowledge of real-world problems required for a systematic approach to the subject.

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions: March 2013 Issue

E-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

Author: David South, Writer

Publisher: DSConsulting



Page: 18

View: 698

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in UNDP (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006. Its sister publication, Southern Innovator magazine, has been published since 2011. ISSN 2227-3905 Stories by David South UN Office for South-South Cooperation Contact the Office to receive a copy of the new global magazine Southern Innovator. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are out now and are about innovators in mobile phones and information technology, youth and entrepreneurship, agribusiness and food security, cities and urbanization and waste and recycling. Why not consider sponsoring or advertising in an issue of Southern Innovator? Or work with us on an insert or supplement of interest to our readers? Follow @SouthSouth1.


The Hunt for Lord Cyric

Author: Misha Glenny

Publisher: Random House


Category: Social Science

Page: 50

View: 99

In DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You, Misha Glenny plunged into the murky depths of the world's most notorious carder fraud site, DarkMarket. In this exclusive short eBook, he takes you even deeper into that world. In the realm of the cyberthief, your best friend can be your worst enemy, or worse still, undercover law enforcement. DarkerMarket follows the trail of the most elusive cyberthief of all, Lord Cyric. In doing so, Glenny unveils some of his investigative methods, explores new lines of inquiry and tries to untangle the web at the black heart of the internet. A specially written adjunct to DarkMarket, this ebook delves further into the most compelling crime story of the year.

Research Handbook on Transnational Crime

Author: Valsamis Mitsilegas

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 274

This Research Handbook on Transnational Crime is an interdisciplinary, up-to-date guide to this growing field, written by an international cohort of leading scholars and experts. It covers all the major areas of transnational crime, providing a well-rounded, detailed discussion of each topic, and includes chapters focusing on responses to transnational crime in specific regions.