Privacy

Author: Martin Dowding
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810881039
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This book fills a very important gap in policy analysis by addressing, among other topics, such concerns as how information and communication technologies have changed our conceptions about privacy and the variety of possible options for the future of privacy.

Privacy

Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737769122
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This must-have book richly examines privacy issues. Readers will evaluate the issues of privacy and security, privacy and technology, privacy and sexuality and reproduction, and privacy and the public interest. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international sources to provide a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.

Genetic Privacy

Author: Terry Sheung-Hung Kaan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783263075
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Privacy is an unwieldy concept that has eluded an essentialised definition despite its centrality and importance in the body of bioethics. The compilation presented in this volume represents continuing discussions on the theme of privacy in the context of genetic information. It is intended to present a wide range of expert opinion in which the notion of privacy is examined from many perspectives, in different contexts and imperatives, and in different societies, with the hope of advancing an understanding of privacy through the examination and critique of some of its evolving component concepts such as notions of what constitute the personal, the context of privacy, the significance and impact of the relational interests of others who may share the same genetic inheritance, and mechanisms for the protection of privacy (as well as of their limitations), among others. More specifically, the discussions in this volume encourages us to think broadly about privacy, as encompassing values that are entailed in the sociality of context and of relations, and also as freedom from illegitimate and excessive surveillance. A long-standing question that continues to challenge us is whether genetic information should be regarded as exceptional, as it is often perceived. A conclusion that could be derived from this volume is that while genetic information may be significant, it is not exceptionally so. The work presented in this volume underlines the continuing and growing relevance of notions of privacy to genomic science, and the need to take ownership of a genetic privacy for the future through broad, rigorous and open discussion. Contributors: Alastair V Campbell, Benjamin Capps, Jacqueline JL Chin, Oi Lian Kon, Kenji Matsui, Thomas H Murray, Nazirudin Mohd Nasir, Dianne Nicol, Anh Tuan Nuyen, Onora O'Neill, Margaret Otlowski, Yvette van der Eijk, Chunshui Wang, Ross S White. Contents:The Notion of Genetic Privacy (Calvin WL Ho and Terry SH Kaan)Can Data Protection Secure Personal Privacy? (Onora O'Neill)Navigating the Privacy Complex of Self, Other and Relationality (Calvin WL Ho)Privacy and Biomedical Research: A Role-based Approach (Anh Tuan Nuyen)Socio-political Discourses on Genetic Privacy in Japan (Kenji Matsui)Genetic Privacy: A Challenge to Genetic Testing in China (Chunshui Wang)Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Exploring the Limits of Genetic Privacy in Singapore (Terry SH Kaan)Privacy, Rights and Biomedical Data Collections (Benjamin Capps)Individual Right vs. Public Interest: The Role of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore in Bioethics Consultation on Genetic Privacy (Nazirudin M Nasir)What — If Anything — Is Special about “Genetic Privacy”? (Jacqueline JL Chin and Alastair V Campbell)Genetic Privacy in the United States: Genetic Exceptionalism, GINA, and the Future of Genetic Testing (Thomas H Murray and Ross S White)The Regulatory Framework for Protection of Genetic Privacy in Australia (Margaret Otlowski and Diane Nicol)Privacy Matters in Nicotine Addiction (Yvette van der Eijk)Human Genomics and Privacy (Oi Lian Kon) Readership: Students and professionals in medical law and medical ethics, public policy, Asian studies and public health. Keywords:Bioethics;Biotechnology;Genetics;Policy;Public;Trust;Regulation of Research;Singapore;Privacy

Privacy In The Age Of Big Data

Author: Theresa Payton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442225467
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Digital data collection and surveillance is pervasive and no one can protect your privacy without your help. Before you can help yourself, you need to understand the new technologies, what benefits they provide, and what trade-offs they require. Some of those trade-offs – privacy for convenience – could be softened by our own behavior or be reduced by legislation if we fight for it. This book analyzes why privacy is important to all of us, and it describes the technologies that place your privacy most at risk, starting with modern computing and the Internet.

Is God An Illusion

Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1846043050
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Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking have had a major impact on the loud and popular debate between 'aggressive atheists' and religion. The huge sales of their bestselling books show just how much interest people have in their ideas. Now Deepak Chopra is entering this debate, sparring with leading physicist, Professor Leonard Mlodinow (the co-author, with Stephen Hawking, of The Grand Design). In Is God an Illusion?, Chopra argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, he debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second. On the other side, Mlodinow argues the viewpoint of science, specifically what modern quantum physics can tell us about our world. In his view, physics, genetics and cosmology will shed far more light on the big questions than rethinking ancient spiritual concepts can ever do. A major work of our time, Is God an Illusion? will not only offer more food for thought for those fascinated by the two sides of this modern conundrum - it will also place Deepak Chopra firmly in the ring of some of the most remarkable, and bestselling, thinkers of our era.

The Innovation Illusion

Author: Fredrik Erixon
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300217404
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Timely, compelling, and certain to be controversial--a deeply researched study that reveals how companies and policy makers are hindering innovation-led growth Conventional wisdom holds that Western economies are on the threshold of fast-and-furious technological development. Fredrik Erixon and Bjorn Weigel refute this idea, bringing together a vast array of data and case studies to tell a very different story. With expertise spanning academia and the business world, Erixon and Weigel illustrate how innovation is being hampered by existing government regulations and corporate practices. Capitalism, they argue, has lost its mojo. Assessing the experiences of global companies, including Nokia, Uber, IBM, and Apple, the authors explore three key themes: declining economic dynamism in Western economies; growing corporate reluctance to contest markets and innovate; and excessive regulation limiting the diffusion of innovation. At a time of low growth, high unemployment, and increasing income inequality, innovation-led growth is more necessary than ever. This book unequivocally details the obstacles hindering our future prosperity.

The Future Of An Illusion

Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1554810655
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Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, declared that religion is a universal obsessional neurosis in his famous work of 1927, The Future of an Illusion. This work provoked immediate controversy and has continued to be an important reference for anyone interested in the intersection of philosophy, psychology, religion, and culture. Included in this volume is Oskar Pfister’s critical engagement with Freud’s views on religion. Pfister, a Swiss pastor and lay analyst, defends mature religion from Freud’s “scientism.” Freud’s and Pfister’s texts have been updated in Gregory C. Richter’s translations from the original German.

Karl Marx

Author: Gareth Stedman Jones
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674974808
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Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism’s patriarch and fierce lawgiver. He shows how Marx adapted the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, and others into ideas that would have—in ways inconceivable to Marx—an overwhelming impact in the twentieth century.

The Last Illusion

Author: Porochista Khakpour
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620403048
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A kaleidoscopic tale inspired by a legend from the medieval Persian epic "Book of Kings" follows the coming-of-age of a feral Middle Eastern youth in New York City on the eve of the September 11 attacks. By the award-winning author of Sons and Other Flammable Objects. 25,000 first printing.

Breaking The Free Will Illusion For The Betterment Of Humankind

Author: 'Trick Slattery
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780993866906
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Learn why the belief in free will doesn't make sense, and why you and the rest of humankind will be better off abandoning it! Free will is an ability many think they posses. Most, however, aren't aware of the dangers imposed by such a belief, and have never thought about free will other than their own assumptions based on a pervasive feeling. The logic, reason, and evidence, however, says something entirely different. Have you ever blamed yourself for something you've done in the past? If so, for how long? Perhaps you still are? Have you ever held a grudge over another person or them you? Perhaps you have hatred for someone who has opposing ideas, thoughts, and beliefs. Or maybe you think someone is more deserving than another or to blame for their own situation? The belief in free will embeds itself within so much of what we think, feel, and do. It isn't just about abstract philosophical metaphysics that applies only to those in academic circles. The belief in free will is a root feeling and concept that has an effect on how most people think about politics, religion, economics, morality / ethics, law, criminal and justice systems, feelings about ourselves, our relationship to others, and our relationship to the world around us. It's for this reason that the topic needs to move away from academia and into the real world. Individually, the free will topic means a lot to you and everything you think, say, and do. Overall, the topic means a great deal for the entirety of humanity. There are real world consequences to holding such a belief in free will, and those consequences are more dire than one would suspect. Free will is often taken for granted and assumed as something positive. The reality, however, is something surprisingly different and, at least initially, counter-intuitive. In actuality, the belief in free will creates people who have resentment, guilt, and hatred. It drives inequality, egoism, poverty dismissal, retributive tendencies, non-connectedness, and a slew of other unhelpful and downright dangerous thoughts and feelings. If we continue holding on to such illusions as if they are real, the future looks bleak. Rather than try to understand causes and fix things at base, we'll just assume that people could have done other than they did. It is, after all, much easier to place blame on people than it is to look for actual causes. It's a much simpler task to suggest that you or the another person simply could have or should have done differently. If, however, we begin to break away from the illusion -- If we begin to understand that free will is not a rational belief -- only then can humanity progress to a state of less ego, more understanding, and start to develop solutions based on reality rather than fictions. We can either keep holding on to the ultimately harmful free will illusion, or break the illusion in the most educated and safe ways possible. And the only way to break the illusion is with well reasoned information. In this enlightening book, 'Trick Slattery gives the ultimate case against free will, and also explores why it's important that we begin to recognize this fact and understand what it means. He makes the case that it's not only an illusion, but a harmful illusion at that. The only way to begin mending the harms this illusion has caused is to understand why it simply can't exist, and what it does and doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. Free will is an illusion. We experience a feeling of free will, but that feeling doesn't correlate with something real. It's only a feeling. Come be a part of the history that breaks the free will illusion for the betterment of humankind!