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Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest

Author: Finn Brunton, Helen Nissenbaum | Reference: P3265 | ISBN: 978-0262029735 | Type: Publication

Authors offer ways to fight today's pervasive digital surveillance — the collection of our data by governments, corporations, advertisers, and hackers. To the toolkit of privacy protecting techniques and projects, they propose adding obfuscation: the deliberate use of ambiguous, confusing, or misleading information to interfere with surveillance and data collection projects.