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Crypto

Secrecy and Privacy in the New Cold War

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 368 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0140244328 | Isbn-13: 9780140244328 | Publish date:  | Edition 1st

Also available as: Hardcover , eBook , Others

Category: Computer & Technology

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Book Description
If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto," in action. From Steven Levy-the author who made "hackers" a household word-comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. "Crypto" tells the inside story of how a group of "crypto rebels"-nerds and visionaries turned freedom fighters-teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy's history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.
"Gripping and illuminating." ("The Wall Street Journal")