Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.
From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.
This time it's EFF's Reading List: Books of 2013.
- The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed by Nate Anderson
- On Internet Freedom by Marvin Ammori
- Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society edited by Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz, and Patrick McCurdy
- Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess edited by Jerry Brito
- Coding Freedom by Gabriella Coleman
- Captive Audience by Susan Crawford
- Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace by Ronald J. Deibert
- Homeland by Cory Doctorow
- This Machine Kills Secrets by Andy Greenberg
- The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy
- A Copyright Masquerade by Monica Horten
- Exploding the Phone by Phil Lapsley
- To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
- Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld
- Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security by Bruce Schneier
- The Human Face of Big Data by Rick Smolan
I'm always looking for recommendations and notifications of book lists as they appear in various media outlets. If you see one that I haven't covered, please let me know at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or in the comments.
And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Quiet or Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from the today's list.