By J.K. Petersen
Knowing Surveillance applied sciences demystifies undercover agent units and describes how know-how is used to monitor and list intimate info of people’s lives—often with no their wisdom or consent. From old origins to present functions, it explains how satellites, pinhole cameras, mobile phone and bank card logs, DNA kits, tiny microphones (“bugs”), chemical sniffers, and implanted RF/ID chips have enabled us to create a two-edged sword—devices that promise safety whereas, whilst, eroding our privacy.
Understanding Surveillance applied sciences is profusely illustrated with vast references and indexes, laying the basis for extra really expert texts on particular applied sciences. It covers all the significant sensing units and explains how they're utilized in civilian, legal justice, clinical, nationwide protection, and armed forces purposes. it is also fresh adjustments in laws and the association of the intelligence group, and discusses how equivalent entry to high-tech sensing units and encryption schemes has replaced society.
Understanding Surveillance applied sciences is modular, so the chapters may be learn in any order, and is written in an obtainable, a bit narrative type, to fit the desires of journalists/newscasters, privateness companies, educators, civic planners, and expertise facilities. it's applicable as an accessory reference for felony justice/law enforcement/military, and forensic trainees, and as a textbook for classes in Surveillance reports, Sociology, Communications, and Political technology. Now in its moment variation, with 1,000 pages and greater than seven-hundred diagrams, it's nonetheless the single textual content that comprehensively conveys the breadth of the sphere.