Privacy Lost: How Technology is Endangering Your Privacy
President of GlobalPOV and Author
June 16, 2007
While other books in the field focus on specific aspects of privacy or how to avoid invasions, David H. Holtzman--a master technologist, internet pioneer, security analyst, and former military codebreaker--presents a comprehensive insider's exposé of the world of invasive technology, who's using it, and how our privacy is at risk. Holtzman starts out by categorizing privacy violations into "The 7 Sins Against Privacy" and then goes on to explain in compelling and easy to understand language exactly how privacy is being eroded in every aspect of our lives.
Holtzman vividly reveals actual invasions and the dangers associated with the loss of privacy, and he takes a realistic look at the trade offs between privacy and such vital issues as security, rights, and economic development.
David H. Holtzman has led a rich and distinctive life. In addition to raising five kids on his own, he has been a cryptographic analyst and submariner for the Navy, an intelligence analyst at the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center, a chief scientist at IBM, and a senior technology analyst for Booz|Allen|Hamilton. Holtzman has been a founding CEO and chairman of a venture-backed start-up company, a security consultant for several organizations and a presidential campaign, a corporate marketing consultant, an information-based software systems designer, and a high-tech adviser in Silicon Valley. During the late 1990s, as CTO of Network Solutions, he ran the Internet domain-name system and oversaw the growth of the commercial Internet from five hundred thousand to over twenty million domain names.
Today, Holtzman is applying the knowledge he has gained from his unique experience by writing and consulting, and by running the popular blog he created where he investigates and reports on the critical ways technology and society interact.