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            News 2.0
               

            News 2.0 (PDF ebook)

            By Hirst, Martin

            Technology is transforming the media and with it, the practice of journalism. Martin Hirst investigates the implications of the new media explosion for the Fourth Estate and the way news is gathered and consumed around the world.

            ISBN 9781742692197
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            Language en
            Published AU 1 Jan 2011
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            A Beginner's Guide to Internet of Things Security: Attacks, Applications, Authentication, and Fundamentals
             

            A Beginner's Guide to Internet of Things Security: Attacks, Applications, Authentication, and Fundamentals (Hardback)

            By Gupta, B. B.; Tewari, Aakanksha

            • RRP: $126.00
            • $126.00
            • Pub Date
              27 Feb 20

            This book focuses on security issues in the IoT environment. It analyzes the security problems of each layer separately and try to identity solutions. It also analyzes the integration and scalability issues with the cross-layer architecture of IoT in detail. Further, it discusses... some state-of-the-art authentication schemes that can secure RFID tags along with some security models that are used to verify whether an authentication scheme is secure against any potential security risks. It analyzes the existing authentication schemes and security models along with their strengths and weaknesses. Finally, it discusses the open challenges and future research to help academic researchers and industry specific persons in the domain of security.
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            ISBN 9780367430696
            Released AU 27 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Social Networks as the New Frontier of Terrorism: #Terror
             

            Social Networks as the New Frontier of Terrorism: #Terror (Paperback)

            By Scaife, Laura

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Terrorism. Why does this word grab our attention so? Propaganda machines have adopted modern technology as a means to always have their content available. Regardless of the hour or time zone, information is being shared by somebody, somewhere. Social media is a game changer influ...encing the way in which terror groups are changing their tactics and also how their acts of terror are perceived by the members of the public they intend to influence. This book explores how social media adoption by terrorists interacts with privacy law, freedom of expression, data protection and surveillance legislation through an exploration of the fascinating primary resources themselves, covering everything from the Snowden Leaks, the rise of ISIS to Charlie Hebdo. The book also covers lesser worn paths such as the travel guide that proudly boasts that you can get Bounty and Twix bars mid-conflict, and the best local hair salons for jihadi brides. These vignettes, amongst the many others explored in this volume bring to life the legal, policy and ethical debates considered in this volume, representing an important part in the development of understanding terrorist narratives on social media, by framing the legislative debate. This book represents an invaluable guide for lawyers, government bodies, the defence services, academics, students and businesses.
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            ISBN 9780367874995
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-commerce Law
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            Futureproof: 9 Rules for Machine-Age Humans
             

            Futureproof: 9 Rules for Machine-Age Humans (Hardback)

            By Roose, Kevin

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              26 May 20

            A New York Times bestselling author and tech columnist's counter-intuitive guide to staying relevant - and employable - in the machine age by becoming irreplaceably human.

            ISBN 9781529304732
            Released AU 26 May 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
             

            Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology (Paperback)

            By Newport, Cal

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Bu...t it doesn't have to be that way. In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology. Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world. By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to: * Rethink your relationship with social media * Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains * Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist. ---------------- 'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard 'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times 'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday 'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind
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            ISBN 9780241453575
            Released AU 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management
             

            Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management (Paperback)

            Edited by Boersma, Kees; Fonio, Chiara

            • RRP: $77.99
            • $77.99
            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Big data, surveillance, crisis management. Three largely different and richly researched fields, however, the interplay amongst these three domains is rarely addressed. In this enlightening title, the link between these three fields is explored in a consequential order through a ...variety of contributions and series of unique and international case studies. Indeed, whilst considering crisis management as an umbrella term that covers a number of crises and ways of managing them, the reader will also explore the collection of big data by governmental crisis organisations. However, this volume also addresses the unintended consequences of using such data. In particular, through the lens of surveillance, one will also investigate how the use and abuse of big data can easily lead to monitoring and controlling the behaviour of people affected by crises. Thus, the reader will ultimately join the authors in their debate of how big data in crisis management needs to be examined as a political process involving questions of power and transparency. An enlightening and highly topical volume, Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields including Sociology and Surveillance Studies, Disaster and Crisis Management, Media Studies, Governmentality, Organisation Theory and Information Society Studies.
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            ISBN 9780367876203
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications
              

            Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Kent, Mike; Ellis, Katie; Xu, Jian

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            This book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address critical perspectives on Chinese language social media, internationalizing the state of social media studies beyond the Anglophone paradigm. The collection focuses on the intersections between Chinese lan...guage social media and disability, celebrity, sexuality, interpersonal communication, charity, diaspora, public health, political activism and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The book is not only rich in its theoretical perspectives but also in its methodologies. Contributors use both qualitative and quantitative methods to study Chinese social media and its social-cultural-political implications, such as case studies, in-depth interviews, participatory observations, discourse analysis, content analysis and data mining.
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            ISBN 9780367889418
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Great Transformation: History for a Techno-Human Future
             

            The Great Transformation: History for a Techno-Human Future (Paperback)

            By Bessant, Judith

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            While artificial intelligence (AI), robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture, and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the 'great transformation' use...s history and evolutionary theory to highlight the momentous shift in human consciousness taking place. Only by learning from recent crises and rejecting technological determinism will governments and communities redesign social arrangements that ensure we all benefit from the new and emerging technologies. The book documents the transformations under way in financial markets, entertainment, and medicine, affecting all aspects of work and social life. It draws on historical sociology and co-evolutionary theory arguing that the radical evolution of human consciousness and social life now under way is comparable with, if not greater than, the agrarian revolution (10000 BCE), the explosion of science, philosophy, and religion in the Axial Age (600 BCE), and the recent Industrial Revolution. Turning to recent major socio-economic crisis, and asking what can be learnt from them, the answer is we cannot afford this time around to repeat the failures of elites and theoretical systems such as economics to attend appropriately to radical change. We need to think beyond the constraints of determinist and reductionist explanations and embrace the idea of deep freedom. This book will appeal to educators, social scientists, policy-makers, business leaders, and students. It concludes with social design principles that can inform deliberative processes and new social arrangements that ensure everyone benefits from the affordances of the new and emerging technologies.
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            ISBN 9780367876432
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Good ICT Society: From Theory to Actions
             

            The Good ICT Society: From Theory to Actions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bradley, Gunilla

            • RRP: $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            What is Quality of Life in a society that has embraced information and communication technology (ICT)? What is Wisdom in this kind of society? And what things are helping or hindering us from having both wisdom and a good quality of life in ICT societies? Taking the reader throug...h a quick analysis of the current social and psychological changes in the Information and Communication Society, Bradley challenges us to avoid becoming victims of technology - whether we are professionals, policymakers, parents or citizens. Indeed, she introduces a theoretical model based on four decades' worth of research to help the reader to understand this complex, technological world. In addition to focusing the reader's attention on convergence and acceleration, this model describes the interplay between technology, societal structure, organizational design and human roles, thus leading to what Bradley describes as a good ICT society . Emphasising the necessity of a co-operative parallel between the automation and humanization of society, this innovative volume will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in the subjects such as Information and Communication Technology and Social Change, Psychology and Sociology, Computer Technology and Media Technology.
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            ISBN 9780367886509
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Simulating Societies: The Computer Simulation of Social Phenomena
             

            Simulating Societies: The Computer Simulation of Social Phenomena (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Gilbert, Nigel; Doran, Jim

            • RRP: $62.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 May 20

            The most exciting and productive areas of academic inquiry are often where the interests of two disciplines meet. This is certainly the case for the subject of this book, originally published in 1994, which explores the contribution that computer-based modelling and artificial in...telligence can make to understanding fundamental issues in social science. Simulating Societies shows how computer simulations can help to clarify theoretical approaches, contribute to the evaluation of alternative theories, and illuminate one of the major issues of the social sciences: how social phenomena can emerge from individual action. The authors discuss how simulation models can be constructed using recently developed artificial intelligence techniques and they consider the methodological issues involved in using such models for theory development, testing and experiment. The introductory chapters situate the book within social science, and suggest why the time was ripe for significant progress, before defining basic terminology, showing how simulation has been used to theorize about organizations, and indicating through examples some of the fundamental issues involved in simulation. The main body of the text provides case studies drawn from economics, anthropology, archaeology, planning, social psychology and sociology. The appeal of this path-breaking book was twofold. It offered an essential introduction to simulation for social scientists and it provided case study applications for computer scientists interested in the latest advances in the burgeoning area of distributed artificial intelligence (DAI) at the time.
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            ISBN 9780815349310
            Released AU 11 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence
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