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We used to call it the Information Age, an era of technological innovation that made our lives more convenient. But since the idealistic early days of the Internet, we’ve learned that seemingly benign technology, from debit cards to social media, is being used to spy on us — so now let’s call it what it is: the Surveillance Society.
The roots of today’s high-tech monitoring stretch further back into the past than you might think. The Machine Never Blinks tells the story of surveillance and spying in history and legend from its earliest days to the present moment (from the fable of the Trojan Horse to the Patriot Act) to reveal how we have built a society in which your rights, privacy, dignity, and sanity are under constant threat. A comprehensive, eye-opening manifesto, this book will make you take a look around and wonder: Who’s watching you right now?