Cyberspies by Gordon Corera
The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

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This book was originally published in England, so Americans will encounter unfamiliar acronyms and an emphasis on Britain’s experience, but Corera casts his net widely and makes it clear that America is the leader in the battle, as well as the most vulnerable. A convincing argument that the most secure way to communicate is via snail mail.
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The previously untold—and previously highly classified—story of the conflux of espionage and technology, with a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the internet age.


As the digital era become increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of computers and espionage are reshaping the entire world; what was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now affects us all.

Corera’s compelling narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. The book is rich with historical detail and characters, as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the UK, US, and China. Using unique access to the National Security Agency, GCHQ, Chinese officials, and senior executives from some of the most powerful global technology companies, Gordon Corera has gathered compelling stories from heads of state, hackers and spies of all stripes.


Cyberspies is a ground-breaking exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.

 

About Gordon Corera

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Gordon Corera is a Security Correspondent for BBC News. He has presented major documentaries for the BBC on cybersecurity, including "Crypto Wars" and "Under Attack: Espionage, Sabotage, Subversin and Warfare in the Cyber Age." He is the author of The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service. In 2014 he was named Information Security Journalist of the Year at the BT Information Security and Journalism Awards. He lives in London.
 
Published July 5, 2016 by Pegasus Books. 440 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, War, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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on Apr 07 2016

This book was originally published in England, so Americans will encounter unfamiliar acronyms and an emphasis on Britain’s experience, but Corera casts his net widely and makes it clear that America is the leader in the battle, as well as the most vulnerable. A convincing argument that the most secure way to communicate is via snail mail.

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