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Author Baker, Stewart A. (Stewart Abercrombie), 1947-

Title Skating on stilts : why we aren't stopping tomorrow's terrorism / Stewart A. Baker
Published Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 370 pages) : illustrations
Series Hoover Institution Press publication ; no. 591
Hoover Institution Press publication ; 591
Contents Introduction -- Skating on Stilts -- Atta's Soldier -- To the Wall -- Never Again -- Europe Picks a Privacy Fight -- To the Brink -- Al Qaeda's Frequent Traveler Program -- Privacy Victims in the Air -- Moore's Outlaws -- Big Brother's Revenge -- Invested in Insecurity -- Smallpox in the Garage -- What's Wrong with Privacy? -- Privacy for the Real World -- Endnotes -- About the Author -- Index
Summary Stewart A. Baker, a former Homeland Security official, examines the technologies we love, jet travel, computer networks, and biotech, and finds that they are likely to empower new forms of terrorism unless we change our current course a few degrees and overcome resistance to change from business, foreign governments, and privacy advocates. He draws on his Homeland Security experience to show how that was done in the case of jet travel and border security but concludes that heading off disasters in computer networks and biotech will require a hardheaded recognition that privacy must sometimes yield to security, especially as technology changes the risks to both
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-352) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bioterrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Cyberterrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
International relations and terrorism -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
United States -- Foreign relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817911561 (electronic bk.)
0817911588 (electronic bk.)
9780817911560 (electronic bk.)
9780817911584 (electronic bk.)
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