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Title   Understanding the Digital World : What You Need to Know about Computers the Internet Privacy and Security 

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Author   KERNIGHAN Brian  ISBN   9780691176543  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Princeton University Press  Group   Commerce/Law View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Infosys/Opsm  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2017 
Subject   History of engineering & technology 
Stock Status   Currently in stock 
Order Status   Not currently on order 
Synopsis Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world? Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords.

Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.

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