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WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy Audiobook

WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy

Author: David Leigh, Luke Harding Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Release Date: June 2011

It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Was he an internet messiah or a cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex criminal? The debate would echo around the globe as US politicians called for his assassination. Award-winning Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding have been at the centre of a unique publishing drama that involved the release of some 250,000 secret diplomatic cables and classified files from the Afghan and Iraq wars. At one point the platinum-haired hacker was hiding from the CIA in David Leigh's London house. Now, together with the paper's investigative reporting team, Leigh and Harding reveal the startling inside story of the man and the leak.

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Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar Audiobook

Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

Author: Martin C. Libicki Narrator: Erik Sandvold Release Date: December 2010

The protection of cyberspace, the information medium, has become a vital national interest because of its importance both to the economy and to military power. An attacker may tamper with networks to steal information for money or to disrupt operations. Future wars are likely to be carried out, in part or perhaps entirely, in cyberspace. It might therefore seem obvious that maneuvering in cyberspace is like maneuvering in other media, but nothing would be more misleading. Cyberspace has its own laws. It is easy to hide identities and difficult to predict or even understand battle damage, and attacks deplete themselves quickly. Cyberwar is nothing so much as the manipulation of ambiguity. Martin Libicki explores these topics in detail and uses the results to address such issues as the pros and cons of counterattack, the value of deterrence and vigilance, and other actions the United States and the U.S. Air Force can take to protect itself in the face of deliberate cyberattack. Praise for Conquest in Cyberspace: "Conquest in Cyberspace is an admirable work. It covers much territory and serves the important role of provoking thought and redirecting inquiry. By crossing disciplinary boundaries, Martin Libicki has enriched our understanding of the relationship between information technology and international politics."-Chris Bronk, Journal of Information Technology & Politics

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A Program or be Programmed Audiobook

A Program or be Programmed

Author: Doug Rushkoff Narrator: Doug Rushkoff Release Date: November 2010

The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it?

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A Talk Based on Audiobook

A Talk Based on

Author: Doug Rushkoff Narrator: Doug Rushkoff Release Date: November 2010

The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it?

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The Man Who Invented the Computer Audiobook

The Man Who Invented the Computer

Author: Jane Smiley Narrator: Kathe Mazur Release Date: October 2010

From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age. One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches, com¬bined with an array of capacitors on a moving drum to serve as memory, could yield a computing machine that would make his life and the lives of other similarly burdened scientists easier. Then he went back and built the machine. It worked. The whole world changed. Why don't we know the name of John Atanasoff as well as we know those of Alan Turing and John von Neumann? Because he never patented the device, and because the developers of the far-better-known ENIAC almost certainly stole critical ideas from him. But in 1973 a court declared that the patent on that Sperry Rand device was invalid, opening the intellectual property gates to the computer revolution. Jane Smiley tells the quintessentially American story of the child of immigrants John Atanasoff with technical clarity and narrative drive, making the race to develop digital computing as gripping as a real-life techno-thriller.

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ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer Audiobook

ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer

Author: Scott McCartney Narrator: Adams Morgan Release Date: September 2010

The true father of the modern computer was not John von Neumann, as he is generally credited. That honor belongs to the two men, John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, who built the world's first programmable computer: the legendary ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). Mauchly and Eckert developed a revolutionary vision: to make electricity "think." Funded by the U.S. Army, the team they led constructed a behemoth weighing thirty tons with eighteen thousand vacuum tubes and miles of wiring that blazed a trail to the next generation of computers that quickly followed. Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of Mauchly and Eckert's personal papers, ENIAC is a dramatic human story and a vital contribution to the history of technology that restores to the two inventors the legacy they deserve.

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Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age Audiobook

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age

Author: Clay Shirky Narrator: Kevin Foley Release Date: June 2010

The author of the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody reveals how new technology is changing us from consumers to collaborators, unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world.

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Audiobook

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Author: Nicholas Carr Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia, Paul Michael Garcia Release Date: June 2010

The bestselling author of The Big Switch returns with an explosive look at technology's effect on the mind. 'Is Google making us stupid?' When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. Weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, The Shallows explains how the Internet is rerouting our neural pathways, replacing the subtle mind of the book reader with the distracted mind of the screen watcher. A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds. 'Neuroscience and technology buffs, librarians, and Internet users will find this truly compelling.''Library Journal (starred review)

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The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the WORLD's Greatest Encyclopedia Audiobook

The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the WORLD's Greatest Encyclopedia

Author: Andrew Lih Narrator: Lloyd James, Lloyd James Release Date: April 2009

"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing." —Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia With more than 2,000,000 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer contributors, Wikipedia is the number-eight site on the World Wide Web. Created (and corrected) by anyone with access to a computer, this impressive assemblage of knowledge is growing at an astonishing rate of more than 30,000,000 words a month. Now, for the first time, a Wikipedia insider tells the story of how it all happened—from the first glimmer of an idea to the global phenomenon it's become. Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a trusted user who is granted access to technical features) at Wikipedia for more than four years, as well as a regular host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The Wikipedia Revolution, he details the site's inception in 2001, its evolution, and its remarkable growth, while also explaining its larger cultural repercussions. Wikipedia is not just a Web site; it's a global community of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free. The Wikipedia Revolution features a foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.

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The Numerati Audiobook

The Numerati

Author: Stephen Baker Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia, Paul Michael Garcia Release Date: September 2008

Every day, we produce loads of data about ourselves simply by living in the modern world: We click web pages, flip channels, drive through automatic toll booths, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls. Now, in one of the greatest undertakings of the 21st century, a savvy group of mathematicians and computer scientists is beginning to sift through this data to dissect us and map out our next steps, profiling us as workers, shoppers, patients, voters, potential terrorists, even lovers. Their goal? To manipulate our behavior-what we buy, how we vote-without our even realizing it.In this tour-de-force of original reporting and analysis, journalist Stephen Baker provides us with a fascinating guide to the world we're all entering-and to the people controlling that world. "Captivating....An intriguing but disquieting look at a not too distant future when our thoughts will remain private, but computers will disclose our tastes, opinions, habits and quirks to curious parties, not all of whom have our best interests at heart."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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The Road Ahead Audiobook

The Road Ahead

Author: Bill Gates Narrator: Bill Gates, Rick Adamson Release Date: September 2008

The founder of Microsoft presents his vision for the future, in which he sees the digital technologies of the coming years changing the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate.

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Internet Riches Audiobook

Internet Riches

Author: Scott Fox Narrator: Scott Fox Release Date: August 2008

In Internet Riches, top e-business consultant Scott Fox reveals the powerful but simple strategies that he and other entrepreneurs have used to start and build their million-dollar enterprises. Packed with interviews, action plans, and a nuts-and-bolts overview of everything you need to know to design and market your e-business, this audiobook gives you insight into the most promising e-business opportunities out there (including instant e-businesses that require almost NO start-up capital); powerful action plans for brainstorming new business ideas, plus guidelines on pre-testing them before investing a single penny; and inspiring examples of innovative companies that grew out of a single great idea. This is the most powerful guide ever to finding financial freedom online! "Want to do more than surf the net? Scott Fox helped set up BillOReilly.com and make it into a profit center. His book, Internet Riches, is a must-read for entrepreneurs." - Bill O'Reilly, Anchor, Fox News Channel

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