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The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information, Frank Pasquale

Label
The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information
Title
The black box society
Title remainder
the secret algorithms that control money and information
Statement of responsibility
Frank Pasquale
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of being invasive. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with this information? "The Black Box Society "argues that we all need to be able to do so and to set limits on how big data affects our lives.Hidden algorithms can make (or ruin) reputations, decide the destiny of entrepreneurs, or even devastate an entire economy. Shrouded in secrecy and complexity, decisions at major Silicon Valley and Wall Street firms were long assumed to be neutral and technical. But leaks, whistleblowers, and legal disputes have shed new light on automated judgment. Self-serving and reckless behavior is surprisingly common, and easy to hide in code protected by legal and real secrecy. Even after billions of dollars of fines have been levied, underfunded regulators may have only scratched the surface of this troubling behavior.Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in. Demanding transparency is only the first step. An intelligible society would assure that key decisions of its most important firms are fair, nondiscriminatory, and open to criticism. Silicon Valley and Wall Street need to accept as much accountability as they impose on others
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pasquale, Frank
Dewey number
303.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer algorithms
  • Big data
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Observation (Psychology)
  • Data mining
  • Privacy
  • Financial institutions
Label
The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information, Frank Pasquale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The need to know -- Digital reputation in an era of runaway data -- The hidden logics of search -- Finance's algorithms : the emperor's new codes -- Watching (and improving) the watchers -- Toward an intelligible society -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780674368279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information, Frank Pasquale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The need to know -- Digital reputation in an era of runaway data -- The hidden logics of search -- Finance's algorithms : the emperor's new codes -- Watching (and improving) the watchers -- Toward an intelligible society -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780674368279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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