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A book for our times!
Reviewed in India on 27 October 2019
First things first. It's a standout book.
While Wylie's shining commentary on culture contextualises the larger implications of data surveillance, his episodic telling of CA's sinister evolution just takes you out! But what must be pointed out is Wylie's immovable bias where he whitewashes the misuse of data by the political side he keeps.
That apart, what's rich is the human and cultural gaze of a subject rooted in codes and algorithms. The last chapter where Wylie frames his childhood struggles as a background to his stand against social and technological closets, is both emotive and uplifting.
Pick this one up.