This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
The Dark Side of Surveillance Capitalism by William R. Poole is an informative book that clearly identifies and communicates the nefarious side of tech surveillance and opens the reader’s eyes to how big tech companies and corporations gain access to their information and how a lot of online activities that readers undertake actually reveal vital information about them to powerful capitalists. It will be surprising to many that whenever they use their phone, access the internet, or do a search on sites like Google, they leave footprints and reveal precious information that is mined and sold, and that some companies even use to influence the government. The big question is: How safe is your information when you access the internet or click the agree button after reading the privacy policies when buying a product online? You will find surprising answers in this book.
In The Dark Side of Surveillance Capitalism, readers will gain ten insights into why surveillance capitalism is dark, understand the Google machine intelligence and the impact of prediction products model and how it works, gain more awareness of online activities that put their privacy in jeopardy, how big tech companies influence government policies, and a lot more. William R. Poole’s book is written for readers who want to understand surveillance capitalism and how it affects them. A well-researched, beautifully articulated book that takes a critical look at how our use of the internet helps capitalist companies to grow and what happens to the information we unconsciously deliver to them. It is written in a confident tone and features information that readers need to know.