New Book Questions Privacy in the Digital Age

Digital data is everywhere – and so, by definition, are its traces. It is in your cell phone calls, your social networking pages, your inbox, and even in the GPS tracker in your car. CSAIL professor Hal Abelson wants to know if, in today's computerized society, privacy is something that can ever be guaranteed, or even expected. Abelson, who is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, explores the implications of the "digital explosion" in a new book, entitled Blown to Bits, co-authored with Ken Leeden and Harry Lewis. To learn more about the project, click here; the book's website can be found here.