The Internet in Everything

By Laura DeNardis,

Book cover of The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch

Book description

A compelling argument that the Internet of things threatens human rights and security

"Sobering and important."-Financial Times, "Best Books of 2020: Technology"

The Internet has leapt from human-facing display screens into the material objects all around us. In this so-called Internet of things-connecting everything from cars to cardiac monitors to…

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2 authors picked The Internet in Everything as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Full disclosure: Laura DeNardis is a good friend and former colleague of mine. But I was a fan before I was a friend, and thus far, The Internet In Everything is her crowning achievement, so I feel very comfortable listing it here as an absolute must-read.

When Laura told me she was going to write this book, my first thought was, “I wish I’d thought of that!” and my second thought, a nanosecond later, was, “Thank goodness I didn’t because she’ll do it a million times better.”

DeNardis is the reigning monarch of Internet Governance Studies, meaning she researches all…

Laura Denardis, a renowned scholar in this field, authored this thoroughly researched, thought-provoking book. The author explores the dangers presented by the Internet of Things (IoT) as it permeates all aspects of our lives, from smartwatches to home appliances to medical devices to military drones.

The IoT continues to proliferate at a much faster rate than our regulations, laws, and oversight at both the national and international levels, presenting challenges to privacy, security, and individual rights.

I recommend this book because Denardis not only effectively outlines the threats presented by the IoT, but she also offers possible policy solutions that…

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