Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy by Stephen B. Wicker

Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy

byStephen B. Wicker

Hardcover | September 16, 2013

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Cellular technology has always been a surveillance technology, but "cellular convergence" - the growing trend for all forms of communication to consolidate onto the cellular handset - has dramatically increased the impact of that surveillance. In Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy,Stephen Wicker explores this unprecedented threat to privacy from three distinct but overlapping perspectives: the technical, the legal, and the social. Professor Wicker first describes cellular technology and cellular surveillance using language accessible to non-specialists. He then examines current legislation and Supreme Court jurisprudence that form the framework for discussions about rights in the context of cellular surveillance. Lastly, headdresses the social impact of surveillance on individual users. The story he tells is one of a technology that is changing the face of politics and economics, but in ways that remain highly uncertain.

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Stephen B. Wicker is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, and a member of the graduate fields of Information Science and Computer Science. He teaches and conducts research in wireless and wired information networks, privacy-aware design, computer security, and digital telephony. His research focuse...
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Title:Cellular Convergence and the Death of PrivacyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:194 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart I: Cellular Convergence1. Cellular ConvergenceThe Evolution of a Cellular WorldPolitics and the Cellular PlatformSurveillance and ControlPart II: Cellular Surveillance2. Cellular SurveillanceThe Origins of WiretappingBuilt-In Location SurveillanceTaking It to the Next LevelThe Carrier IQ Debacle3. Cellular Surveillance and the LawThe Fourth AmendmentSearch and Seizure of Electrical CommunicationProtecting (or Not) the Context of CommunicationThe ECPA and Cellular PrivacyCALEA and the USA PATRIOT ACTConcluding Thoughts4. Privacy and the Impact of SurveillanceDefining PrivacyWhen Privacy is InvadedBentham, Foucault, and the Panoptic EffectWhen You Don't Know You Are Being WatchedLocation-Based Advertising - The Ultimate Invasion?Location-Based Advertising and the Philosophy of PlaceConcluding ThoughtsPart III: Cellular Control5. The Role of the FCCThe Early Years of Wireless and the Politics of SpectrumThe FCC Creates Roadblocks for Early Mobile SystemsThe FCC and the Future of Cellular Convergence6. The Architecture of Centralized ControlA Centralized ArchitectureEnd-to-End ArchitecturesArchitecture and InnovationArchitecture and CensorshipConcluding ThoughtsPart IV: Cellular Solutions: Options for Privacy Protection7. Working within the Current System - Cryptology and Private CommunicationCryptology: The Art of Secret CommunicationEarly CryptoThe Politics of CryptographyPublic Key Cryptography and Digital SignaturesA Private Overlay for Cellular HandsetsPrivacy-Aware Location-Based ServicesConcluding Thoughts8. Throw the Old System Out - Bring in a Cellular CommonsUnlicensed Spectrum - A Radio CommonsWiFi Telephony Shows the WayEnd-to-End Cellular and Open Source DevelopmentPrivacy-Aware Mobility ManagementConcluding Thoughts9. A Right to Surveillance-Free Cellular Access?Cellular Access to the InternetA Right to Access the Internet?Rights, Freedom of Expression, and the InternetBeyond EnablementConsequences of Rights StatusA Right to be Free of Government Surveillance?A Right to be Free of Corporate Surveillance?A Closing ThoughtTables of CasesIndex