Googling Security

Googling Security

How Much Does Google Know About You?

Book - 2009
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"What does Google know about you? And who are they telling? When you use Google's 'free' services, you pay with personal information about yourself. Google is making a fortune on what it knows about you&and you may be shocked by just how much Google does know. Googling Security is the first book to reveal how Google?s vast information stockpiles could be used against you or your business - and what you can do to protect yourself. Unlike other books on Google, this book covers the information you disclose when using all of Google?s top applications, not just what savvy users can retrieve via Google?s search results. West Point computer science professor Greg Conti reveals the privacy implications of Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Groups, Google Alerts, Google?s new mobile applications, and more. Drawing on his own advanced security research, Conti shows how Google?s databases can be used by others with bad intent, even if Google succeeds in its pledge of 'don?t be evil.' This book is a wake-up call and a 'how-to' self-defense manual: an indispensable resource for everyone, from private citizens to security professionals, who relies on Google." -from product description.
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, c2009.
ISBN: 9780321518668
0321518667
Characteristics: xxi, 332 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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