While other books in the field focus on specific aspects of privacy or how to avoid invasions, David H. Holtzman--a master techlogist, internet pioneer, security analyst, and former military codebreaker--presents a comprehensive insider's expose of the world of invasive techlogy, who's using it, and how our privacy is at risk. Holtzman starts out by categorizing privacy violations into The 7 Sins Against Privacy and then goes on to explain in compelling and easy to understand language exactly how privacy is being eroded in every aspect of our lives. Holtzman vividly reveals actual invasions and the dangers associated with the loss of privacy, and he takes a realistic look at the trade offs between privacy and such vital issues as security, rights, and ecomic development. Praise for Privacy Lost Whether we kw it or t, we have all become citizens of the Digital Age. As such we need to take responsibility for our conduct, our safety, and our privacy. David Holtzman is deeply kwledgeable about the industry and passionate about the issues. Regardless of your political views, you will come away from this book better equipped to meet the challenges before us all. --Geoffrey A. Moore, author, Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Invate at Every Phase of Their Evolution Holtzman has drafted a blueprint all citizens of this great land ought to read if they desire to understand what privacy truly means, why it is important to both their everyday life as well as to their understanding of what it really means to be free, and what they can do to salvage what little privacy is left them. Privacy Lost needs to be readily available on the desks of all concerned citizens--heavily dog-eared and underlined. --Bob Barr, practicing attorney and former Member of theUnited States House of Representatives
David H. Holtzman has led a rich and distinctive life. In addition to raising five kids on his own, he has been a cryptographic analyst and submariner for the Navy, an intelligence analyst at the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center, a chief scientist at IBM, and a senior technology analyst for Booz|Allen|Hamilton. Holtzman has been a founding CEO and chairman of a venture-backed start-up company, a security consultant for several organizations and a presidential campaign, a corporate marketing consultant, an information-based software systems designer, and a high-tech adviser in Silicon Valley. During the late 1990s, as CTO of Network Solutions, he ran the Internet domain-name system and oversaw the growth of the commercial Internet from five hundred thousand to over twenty million domain names. Today, Holtzman is applying the knowledge he has gained from his unique experience by writing and consulting, and by running the popular blog he created, www.GlobalPOV.com, where he investigates and reports on the critical ways technology and society interact.