Surveillance by Bernard Keane

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In Australian author Keane’s overlong fiction debut set in what could well be the present, governments seek to preserve their ability to operate in secrecy, corporations strive for any economic advantage they can get away with, and people pursue personal advancement regardless of cost.
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A ruthless online activist group called Kittehsaurus Rox has hacked into top-secret Cabinet information and gone public with it, creating widespread panic and embarrassing a government that will stop at nothing to hunt down "KSR." Journalist and cyber-expert Kat Sharpe is chosen by KSR to break news of their operations, and overnight she becomes the media sensation she has always longed to be. But as she gets closer to KSR and its circle of supporters, she can't shake the feeling that something doesn't add up. Cybersecurity company Veldtech Industries is in line to make a fortune out of the carnage created by the hackers. But they have their own desperate secrets to protect—from the government and from each other. Surveillance is a thrilling, timely novel about the price we pay for our "security" and the lengths companies—and governments—will go to hide the truth.
 

About Bernard Keane

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Bernard Keane has been Crikey's correspondent and politics editor and is a former policy adviser and speechwriter in transport and communications. He is the co-author of A Short History of Stupid.
 
Published October 1, 2016 by Allen & Unwin. 544 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Sep 14 2017

In Australian author Keane’s overlong fiction debut set in what could well be the present, governments seek to preserve their ability to operate in secrecy, corporations strive for any economic advantage they can get away with, and people pursue personal advancement regardless of cost.

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