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4.0 out of 5 stars The book makes interesting reading.., 19 Feb. 2009
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The book starts off in a slightly altered near-future San Francisco where students activities on-line are monitored by the government. The story moves quickly to an event which begins a change in the way the government use the information they have about the public and the consequences of how the main character and his friends deal with this.

The book mixes a gripping action story with discussions of technologies and theories of how online and off-line activities could be monitored and how those systems could also be subverted. Although this is a work of fiction most of the technical details are theoretically plausible.

The book makes interesting reading.. It takes the view in a very pro 'freedom of expression' point of view while also putting forward alternative views in a more negative light, but in either case it could be considered essential reading for anyone who hasn't quite figured out how far we've come since the early days of the internet, the advent of the threat of terrorism and our own rights.
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