Author: Lance Henderson
Genre: Science; Technology
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads
Needed something short for my puzzle, so I picked up “Darknet: A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Anonymous” by Lance Henderson. It’s pretty good, like a short summary of anonymity breaches and tools to patch it.
About the Book: Author, not even hiding the heightened sense of paranoia, tells us the how and what destroys anonymity and makes us vulnerable, even those of us who feel like they have nothing to hide or no one to hide from. As well as steps and tools required to prevent this.
My Opinion: Let’s face it, most of us now and again toss the anonymity for sake of convenience. Why register to that site you want to purchase candy from, if you an log in with facebook? Why would you log out before closing the browser? Why would you use that other, safer, but way slower one? What do you mean turn off java and use less add-on’s?… The book explains what happens, why it happens, to whom it is beneficial, and what can we do to avoid being someone’s product to be sold in a form of data. I will disappoint you and spoil it: pressing a single button on a VPN you just bought is not enough.
It’s not bad for what it is. Yes, there’s room for more, even for beginners, but read it as a summary towards whatever you’ll pick up next. A 5 out of 5 from me.