I thought it would be interesting, in addition to promoting online security and privacy, to cultivate academically and philosophically those interested who come to the forum at least. I am not a hungry reader, but I am always dedicating part of my time to reading, and that habit has opened many doubts and closed many others, and nowadays I can’t help myself from a state of reflection and perpetual criticism.
The idea, then, is basically to make a mini list of books that we would recommend to open the mind and cultivate the mind.
From the classics: I think everyone should have read 1984 by George Orwell.
Dystopian society with a nightmarish privacy situation in part already outdated by current events - which makes it even scarier.
Thank you for this! I’ve just added several to my list.
To build off of this, what are some book recommendations/resources for learning more technical aspects of privacy (like how cybersecurity, E2EE, and browsers work, etc.)? I imagine textbooks might be a popular response, but I’d also like to know if there are other books/blogs/etc. that might explain things more simply for people without a programming/developing background.
I’m currently reading “This machine kill secrets” by Andy Greenberg.
Not 100% on the topic of privacy but it’s a great book of investigative journalism talking about leaks (Pentagon papers, cryptography, Tor, cypherpunk, cryptome, WikiLeaks, openleaks, etc.).
He goes in great technically depth about cryptography, symmetric and asymmetric, PGP, anonymity networks, Tor.
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