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From acclaimed Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst Rana Foroohar, comes this penetrating indictment of how today's biggest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, and our minds.
Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all e-commerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans. How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street.
Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.
The Poisson process, a core object in modern probability, enjoys a richer theory than is sometimes appreciated. This volume develops the theory in the setting of a general abstract measure space, establishing basic results and properties as well as certain advanced topics in the stochastic analysis of the Poisson process. Also discussed are applications and related topics in stochastic geometry, including stationary point processes, the Boolean model, the Gilbert graph, stable allocations, and hyperplane processes. Comprehensive, rigorous, and self-contained, this text is ideal for graduate courses or for self-study, with a substantial number of exercises for each chapter. Mathematical prerequisites, mainly a sound knowledge of measure-theoretic probability, are kept in the background, but are reviewed comprehensively in the appendix. The authors are well-known researchers in probability theory; especially stochastic geometry. Their approach is informed both by their research and by their extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Over the past 20 years, software architectures have significantly contributed to the development of complex and distributed systems. Nowadays, it is recognized that one of the critical problems in the design and development of any complex software system is its architecture, i.e. the organization of its architectural elements. Software Architecture presents the software architecture paradigms based on objects, components, services and models, as well as the various architectural techniques and methods, the analysis of architectural qualities, models of representation of architectural templates and styles, their formalization, validation and testing and finally the engineering approach in which these consistent and autonomous elements can be tackled.
This essential classic provides a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the frameworks it lives in. Now in its 9th edition, you will find the latest C# 8 and .NET Core features, along with new chapters on Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform framework, .NET Core 3.1. Coverage of ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core, and more, sits alongside the latest updates to .NET Core, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Not only does this book cover all of the latest features in C# 8, but all chapters and code samples have been rewritten for this latest release. Dive in and discover why this book has been a favorite of C# developers worldwide for more than 15 years. Gain a solid foundation in object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections, and numerous advanced topics not found in other texts (such as CIL opcodes and emitting dynamic assemblies). With the help of Pro C# 8 with .NET Core 3 gain the confidence to put C# into practice and explore the .NET Core universe on your own terms. What You Will Learn Discover the bells and whistles of C# 8 features and updates to previous features Hit the ground running with ASP.NET Core web applications and web services, and Entity Framework Core Work with the latest version of Windows Presentation Foundation, now a part of .NET Core Understand the philosophy behind .NET and the cross-platform alternative, .NET Core Develop applications with C# and modern frameworks for services, web, and smart client applications Who This Book Is For Developers who are interested in .NET programming and the C# language "Amazing! Provides easy-to-follow explanations and examples. I remember reading the first version of this book; this is a 'must-have' for your collection if you are learning .NET Core!" - Rick McGuire, Senior Application Development Manager, Microsoft "Phil is a journeyman programmer who brings years of experience and a passion for teaching to make this fully revised and modernized 'classic' a 'must-have'. Any developer who wants full-spectrum, up-to-date coverage of both the C# language and how to use it with .NET Core and ASP.NET Core should get this book." - Brian A. Randell, Partner, MCW Technologies and Microsoft MVP
Most transformations and large-scale change programs fail, but in a rapidly changing world change is becoming more and more critical for survival. The HERO Transformation Playbook is your step-by-step playbook of EXACTLY how to deliver successful transformations and large-scale change programs with the best chance of success using the HERO Transformation Framework: a clear method to help you design transformation for maximum enterprise value creation and then deliver the outcome in a repeatable fashion. We built our framework through trial and error, learning from our mistakes and successes and solving common issues we came across and pitfalls that we have seen time and again. We then spent many years honing the framework, removing the fluff, distilling the concepts until it contained everything you need to succeed in the challenging world of change. In this book we teach you everything we've learned - including all of the roles, processes, meetings, governance, and templates for you to follow and apply to your transformation today - so that you can crack the code of change and lead successful transformations on your own. The more successful transformations that are delivered, the better the world will be for everyone!
The bestselling Excel book on the market -- now in a new edition covering the latest version of Excel! Excel is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool of choice for people across the globe who utilize the Microsoft Office suite to make their work and personal lives easier. It is estimated that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Microsoft Office! If you're one of them, and want to get up to speed on the latest changes in Excel, you've come to the right place. Excel 2019 For Dummies has been updated to reflect the major changes and features made to Excel and covers everything you need to know to perform any spreadsheet task at hand. It includes information on creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, adding database records, using seek-and-find options, printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing webpage, pivot tables, pivot charts, formulas and functions, Excel data analysis, sending worksheets via e-mail, and so much more! Get to know the new Excel interface Become a pro at the spreadsheet and data analysis tool that's available as part of the Microsoft Office suite Find time-tested and trusted advice from bestselling author and expert Greg Harvey Use Excel to streamline your processes and make your work life easier than ever before Written by a bestselling author and seasoned educator, Excel 2019 For Dummies makes it easier than ever to get everything out of this powerful data tool.
Communications technology is advancing at such speed, heralding a world of choice and opportunity, that we sometimes struggle to navigate each new turn. And yet, with technology, as with life, we need to equip our children to make good choices and to deal with all the hidden dangers, as well as to take hold of the positive opportunities. Fully revised and updated to keep pace with this quickly changing digital world, Katharine Hill's clear, informative book explores the impact of the digital world on teenagers and younger children. Offering encouragement, wisdom and practical advice on topics such as screen time, social media and consumer culture, as well as how to tackle some of the more serious issues of online bullying, grooming and pornography, this book is a lifeline for parents, carers and teachers in an age of digital confusion. Whether you are a new parent or living with teenagers, a stranger to Snapchat or have 500 followers on Twitter, this book is for mums and dads who want to confidently parent in a world of screens.
Learn to use Excel dashboards and reports to better conceptualize data
Updated for all the?latest features and capabilities of Excel 2013, this go-to resource provides you with in-depth coverage of the individual functions and tools that can be used to create?compelling Excel reports. Veteran author Michael Alexander walks you through the most effective ways to present and report data. Featuring a comprehensive review of a wide array of technical and analytical concepts, this essential guide helps you go from reporting data with simple tables full of dull numbers to presenting key information through the use of high-impact, meaningful reports and dashboards that will wow management both visually and substantively.Details how to analyze large amounts of data and report the results in a way that is both visually attractive and effectiveDescribes how to use different perspectives to achieve better visibility into data, as well as how to slice data into various views on the flyShows how to automate redundant reporting and analysis processesWalks you through creating impressive dashboards, eye-catching visualizations, and real-world What-If analyses
"Excel Dashboards and Reports, Second Edition" is part technical manual, part analytical guidebook, and exactly what you need to become your organization's dashboard?dynamo
Full-length practice tests covering all CISSP domains for the ultimate exam prep The (ISC)2 CISSP Official Practice Tests is a major resource for CISSP candidates, providing 1300 unique practice questions. The first part of the book provides 100 questions per domain. You also have access to four unique 125-question practice exams to help you master the material. As the only official practice tests endorsed by (ISC)2, this book gives you the advantage of full and complete preparation. These practice tests align with the 2018 version of the exam to ensure up-to-date preparation, and are designed to cover what you'll see on exam day. Coverage includes: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security. The CISSP credential signifies a body of knowledge and a set of guaranteed skills that put you in demand in the marketplace. This book is your ticket to achieving this prestigious certification, by helping you test what you know against what you need to know. Test your knowledge of the 2018 exam domains Identify areas in need of further study Gauge your progress throughout your exam preparation The CISSP exam is refreshed every few years to ensure that candidates are up-to-date on the latest security topics and trends. Currently-aligned preparation resources are critical, and periodic practice tests are one of the best ways to truly measure your level of understanding.
Unravel the mysteries of blockchains Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world's biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world's best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments. Get a clear picture of what a blockchain can do Learn how blockchains rule cryptocurrency and smart contracts Discover current blockchains and how each of them work Test blockchain apps Blockchain has become the critical buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security -- and now you can make sense of it with the help of this essential guide.
The Internet of Things(IoT) is an often-cited topic among researchers and practitioners. This essential book explains the concept and potential that the IoT presents, from mobile applications that allow home appliances to be programmed remotely, to solutions in manufacturing and energy conservation. Coverage features a tutorial for implementing the IoT using IPv6 and Mobile IPv6 and answers critical questions such as what is the IoT, how can it help my organization, what is the cost of deploying this system, and what are the security issues?
Computational cell biology courses are increasingly obligatory for biology students around the world but of course also a must for mathematics and informatics students specializing in bioinformatics. This book, now in its second edition is geared towards both audiences. The author, Volkhard Helms, has, in addition to extensive teaching experience, a strong background in biology and informatics and knows exactly what the key points are in making the book accessible for students while still conveying in depth knowledge of the subject. Besides a greatly increased focus on RNA biology and epigenetics, new topics such as intracellular trafficking, particle tracking, and more cellular programs e.g. circadian rhythms, apoptosis and cell differentiation, have been included. In addition, the book features supplementary material on the web including slides for presentations.
How can you establish a customer-centric culture in an organization? This is the first comprehensive book on how to actually do service design to improve the quality and the interaction between service providers and customers. You'll learn specific facilitation guidelines on how to run workshops, perform all of the main service design methods, implement concepts in reality, and embed service design successfully in an organization. Great customer experience needs a common language across disciplines to break down silos within an organization. This book provides a consistent model for accomplishing this and offers hands-on descriptions of every single step, tool, and method used.You'll be able to focus on your customers and iteratively improve their experience. Move from theory to practice and build sustainable business success.
Business Research Methods will show your students how to undertake all parts of their research through this clear structured guide. Christina Quinlan's qualitative and holistic approaches are combined with William Zikmund's quantitative and advanced methods to give your students a broad spectrum of approaches for their research project. It is a comprehensive and interesting text that is essential reading for any business student taking a research methods module. Each stage of the research process is considered, including ethics and philosophical frameworks.
Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 applications quickly and efficiently. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series' hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire task in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent exactly what students should see on their own computers. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application.
This book explores recursive architectures in designing progressive hyperspectral imaging algorithms. In particular, it makes progressive imaging algorithms recursive by introducing the concept of Kalman filtering in algorithm design so that hyperspectral imagery can be processed not only progressively sample by sample or band by band but also recursively via recursive equations. This book can be considered a companion book of author's books, Real-Time Progressive Hyperspectral Image Processing, published by Springer in 2016.
In this original novel based on the hit video game XCOM 2, the Resistance gains new allies in fighting a new powerful alien enemy force. Under constant threat by the alien occupation, humanity's fate is in the hands of the last remaining hope for the people of Earth: XCOM. XCOM 2: ESCALATION follows XCOM as they continue to fight for freedom, redemption, and survival. Fans of the critically acclaimed video game franchise will enjoy this exciting addition to the XCOM story and its use of elements of the popular game.
This is a thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts of functional programming.KEY TOPICS:The book clearly expounds the construction of functional programming as a process of mathematical calculation, but restricts itself to the mathematics relevant to actual program construction. It covers simple and abstract datatypes, numbers, lists, examples, trees, and efficiency. It includes a simple, yet coherent treatment of the Haskell class; a calculus of time complexity; and new coverage of monadic input-output.MARKET:For anyone interested in the theory and practice of functional programming.
How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society's members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating for large swaths of the population. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends, Frey documents, broadly mirror those in our current age of automation, which began with the Computer Revolution. Just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. But Frey argues that this depends on how the short term is managed. In the nineteenth century, workers violently expressed their concerns over machines taking their jobs. The Luddite uprisings joined a long wave of machinery riots that swept across Europe and China. Today's despairing middle class has not resorted to physical force, but their frustration has led to rising populism and the increasing fragmentation of society. As middle-class jobs continue to come under pressure, there's no assurance that positive attitudes to technology will persist. The Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.
As protecting information becomes a rapidly growing concern for today's businesses, certifications in IT security have become highly desirable, even as the number of certifications has grown. Now you can set yourself apart with the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v10) certification. The CEH v10 Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide offers a comprehensive overview of the CEH certification requirements using concise and easy-to-follow instruction. Chapters are organized by exam objective, with a handy section that maps each objective to its corresponding chapter, so you can keep track of your progress. The text provides thorough coverage of all topics, along with challenging chapter review questions and Exam Essentials, a key feature that identifies critical study areas. Subjects include intrusion detection, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, virus creation, and more. This study guide goes beyond test prep, providing practical hands-on exercises to reinforce vital skills and real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into the context of actual job roles. Gain a unique certification that allows you to understand the mind of a hacker Expand your career opportunities with an IT certificate that satisfies the Department of Defense's 8570 Directive for Information Assurance positions Fully updated for the 2018 CEH v10 exam, including the latest developments in IT security Access the Sybex online learning center, with chapter review questions, full-length practice exams, hundreds of electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms Thanks to its clear organization, all-inclusive coverage, and practical instruction, the CEH v10 Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide is an excellent resource for anyone who needs to understand the hacking process or anyone who wants to demonstrate their skills as a Certified Ethical Hacker.
Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda-who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond-explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes
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