- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (August 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393349454
- ISBN-13: 978-0393349450
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,034,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed 1st Edition
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“As soon as the Internet turned mainstream, a new breed of criminal appeared. The police, who were trained on Agatha Christie novels, took about a decade to catch up. This entertaining and informative book tells their story.”
- Bruce Schneier, author of Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive
About the Author
Nate Anderson is a senior editor at Ars Technica. His work has been published in The Economist and Foreign Policy. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Top customer reviews
Nate provides one of the clearest and more comprehensive roundup of some of the major cases involving the Internet over the last decade. He deftly and inherently understand how they matter to our society writ large. I will happily add this to my canon of my favorite tech books.
The stories have little of "fascinating and horrifying", they could probably have been told in a handful of online articles, and instead they go frequently rambling page after page.
Some of them are so well known, like the case of Jammie Thomas-Rasset, that the detailed and lenghty description of the trials adds little to the discussion. This is unfortunate, because there are several topics that are quite relevant and get instead unfortunately diluted, like the availability of tools and services for malicious activities, the inbalance between the volumes of crime and law enforcement, and naturally the relationships between copyright, security and internet freeedom.
Last, the kindle edition is locked into narrow column of barely 30 charactes that makes reading and uneasy experience.