Firmin Debrabander, Life After Privacy (2020)

From William Egginton, author of The Splintering of the American Mind: “Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society is an eloquent, compelling call for us to rethink our commitment to privacy by understanding its history and uses. Rather than attempting to double down on a possibly doomed principle, DeBrabander argues that what is really needed…

Barton Gellman, Dark Mirror (2020)

From Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times: “Engrossing. . . . Gellman [is] a thorough, exacting reporter . . . a marvelous narrator for this particular story, as he nimbly guides us through complex technical arcana and some stubborn ethical questions. . . . Dark Mirror would be simply pleasurable to read if the story it…

Frank Pasquale, New Laws of Robotics (2020)

From the Financial Times: “Thought-provoking…Explores how we can best try to ensure that robots work for us, rather than against us, and proposes a new set of laws to provide a conceptual framework for our thinking on the subject.” From Jack Balkin: “In Frank Pasquale’s bold and humane vision of robotics and artificial intelligence, technology transforms…