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How much do you want to know? Every move you take, every payment you make creates data. Personal data about you. Facts that exist in a timeless present, because nothing can ever be truly erased. Maybe it seems like individual facts don't matter. They're just a set of unrelated data, right? Dream on. Someone's looking through them. Sifting. Data-mining. Putting them together, discovering your secrets. Someone like Dogg. Data Detective. The best there is. Give him someone's name and he'll sell you a life story. That's what happens. With one little fact, Dogg unravels a hidden world. What starts as an innocent investigation becomes an intimate intrigue of drugs, sex and suspicious deaths. All Dogg had to do was start looking. You could be his next client - or his next victim. That intimate little office e-mail you penned last week - you think it has disappeared? Not a chance. Welcome to the end of privacy.
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Publisher: Corgi Book
Date of Publication: 2002
Binding: soft back
Description: 0552148709 spine ahs slight tear in
Your privacy has expired, runs the strapline of Lury.Gibson's compulsive Dangerous Data--and the dot joining their names rather than an ampersand tells us that this is a hi-tech thriller, with the dissemination of personal data forming as much of a threat as physical violence, which makes this a salutary read. The duo's protagonist may be called Dogg, but he's a data detective rather than a gangsta rapper, and his speciality is the hidden strata of human lives. With just one fact , however bare, Dogg can fill in the details of a whole life. For a client called James, Dogg agrees to track down the mysterious, elusive Cynthia... and soon finds himself in a maelstrom of mystifying data. And Cynthia is slowly revealed as living a very strange life indeed.
What makes Dangerous Data so insidiously beguiling is its unique format: Set against Dogg's first-person narrative are the data sheets by which he peels away Cynthia's protective cover, and as the plot advances, we're never allowed to forget that everything he learns about her is just as applicable to us--most of us might now be electronically stripped bare in quite the same fashion:
I can even get into bed with our Cynthia. She's filled in one of those sex surveys, in a mag called Emmanuelle she gets on private subscription--membership stuff. But however private, the mag still has a database... so in the safety of a questionnaire, she feels her dark secret is being projected onto black walls. She runs her hands over the invisible words on the wall...how she feels about oral sex. Her favourite position. Her most complete sexual experience...--Barry Forshaw
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