When Gadgets Betray Us
- The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies
- Narrated by: Sean Pratt
- Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-04-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
In When Gadgets Betray Us, Robert Vamosi, a technology reporter and analyst who has been covering the internet age for over a decade, investigates the dark side of digital capability and convenience. He uncovers a secret world of privacy loss that most of us never consider— that is, until something goes terribly wrong. From iPads to BlackBerry devices, online banking to keyless entry systems, we’re increasingly giving over the management of our crucial information to the latest and greatest electronic gadgets.Vamosi helps us comprehend the technology in our everyday lives and develop a common sense about how to protect ourselves. An essential guide for understanding what we’re really signing up for every time we log-in, When Gadgets Betray Us reveals the secret lives of our electronic devices so that we can all better manage the real risks.
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By Kam on 05-07-11
Interesting to tin-foil hat paranoid in a blink.
I really wanted to like this book, I really did...
The premise is good, but the author goes from providing reasonable conclusions in the first few chapters to wild flights of fancy and paranoia as the book goes on. At times, he seems to format chapters solely to ridicule or make derisive comments about a particular individual's conclusions or opinions; I did not expect balance from this book but a little bit of reasoned analysis would be nice.
The text is peppered with all matter of acronyms (many of which are incorrectly defined ) in an attempt to sound informed or perhaps build credibility with the reader. This may be okay in print, but it makes listening to the book incredibly tedious.
I'm sure the author meant well but this concept was badly executed....give it a pass...
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