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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447453
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Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted should transform our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

The question is always can anything have value without justice? Certainly if one takes the time to think about it you may have a house but can you ever have a home?

There are few things worse—one being starvation— that can compare to throwing a mother and her young children out in the street anytime, muchless in December (Christmas Eve) in Milwaukee.

 Evicted (Poverty and Profit in the American City)

by Matthew Desmond

 Recommended   ♦♦♦♦♦ 

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The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data Cover Image
By Kevin Mitnick, Robert Vamosi (With), Mikko Hypponen (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316380508
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Published: Little Brown and Company - February 14th, 2017

"How would it feel to find out that your neighbor and friend has secretly observed you in your own home for years, the place that should be most private to you was not, and the intruder's devices themselves weren't something you'd ever have thought to look for? This kind of behavior is the opposited of giving normal people freedom and security, of valuing and respecting them as humans—and it's happening more and more. The answer to peeping eyes and cyber-theft is to move society toward greater cyberscurity, and it all starts with essential education about being private and invisible in our daily lives. Kevin's book is a must-read in this new world. "   Steve Wozniak, Cofounder, Apple Inc.

Like it or not, your every online move is being watched, recorded and analyzed.

Some suggestions for digital safety:

• Build a bulletproof password

• Know what never to do on a work computer, printer, or device

• Identify virus-infected email scams and phishing schemes

• Fortify weak access points to your computer, phone, router and printer

• Practice smart Wi-Fi behavior when traveling and in hotels and coffee shops

• Utilize advanced "elite" techiques for ulitmate privacy

Plus, along with the above a healthy dose of skepticism will help provide a safe environment for you and your family.

 Art of Invisibilty (The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data)

by Kevin Mitnick

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Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804171458
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Published: Anchor - January 12th, 2016

A sensible behind the scenes journey into the hidden world of twenty-first century criminal innovation. In Future Crimes (Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World), Goodman tells of story after story about how technology has been used for illegal ends.

Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning—from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences.

Few people seem to have a better vantage point than Goodman, and you won't want to touch another keyboard until you know what's in these pages.

 Future Crimes (Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World)

by Marc Goodman

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