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            Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World
             

            Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (Paperback)

            By Thompson, Clive

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive study of one the most powerful tribes in the world today, computer programmers - where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.

            ISBN 9781529019001
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 20

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

            The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Webb, Amy

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $26.99
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            A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.

            ISBN 9781541724419
            Released NZ 14 May 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World
             

            Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Menn, Joseph

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $33.29
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            The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remai...ned mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters -- activists, artists, even future politicians. Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business, launch an alternative publication in El Paso, and make long-shot bets on unconventional campaigns. Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression. Cult of the Dead Cow shows how governments, corporations, and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them.
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            ISBN 9781541762367
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Managing and Directing Successful Projects with Prince2
             

            Managing and Directing Successful Projects with Prince2 (Paperback)

            By Britain: Cabinet Office, Great

            • RRP: $319.99
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            Book Pack consisting of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (ISBN 9780113310593) and Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (ISBN 9780113310609). Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 has been designed to be a role specific handbook for senior managers and project ...board members, which describes how to oversee projects being managed using PRINCE2. The guide sets PRINCE2 in the wider context of project management (but still non-specific for industry sector) and describes or cross-references techniques which support the PRINCE2 method. Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 is an invaluable resource for practitioners responsible for delivering projects because it provides clear, step-by-step guidance on implementing PRINCE2 to ensure effective project management and measurable benefits for organizations
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            ISBN 9780113314270
            Released NZ 25 Jun 2013
            Publisher TSO
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            Lurking: How a Person Became a User
             

            Lurking: How a Person Became a User (Hardback)

            By McNeil, Joanne

            • RRP: $59.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet from-for the first time-the point of view of the user --

            ISBN 9780374194338
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech (Hardback)

            By Foroohar, Rana

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
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            An award-winning Financial Times columnist exposes the threat that Big Tech poses to our democracies, our economies and ourselves Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating system...s run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans. How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street. Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.
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            ISBN 9780241404287
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Troll Hunting
             

            Troll Hunting (EPUB ebook)

            By Gorman, Ginger

            Topical and gripping, Troll Hunting is an extraordinary first-person investigation of a disturbing new online reality that goes well beyond cyberbullying

            ISBN 9781743586006
            Available in EPUB
            Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant
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            Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation
             

            Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation (Hardback)

            By Roose, Kevin

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jan 21

            A New York Times bestselling author and tech columnist's counter-intuitive guide to staying relevant - and employable - in the machine age by becoming irreplaceably human.

            ISBN 9781529304732
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Hardback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $38.39
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            Anti-Social Media, is the path-breaking initial step toward understanding how social media is quickly undermining not only centuries of democratic progress, but civil society itself.

            ISBN 9780190841164
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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