Freelance journalist Heather Brooke is famous for uncovering the MPs’ expenses scandal. She turns her attention now to the information war in her new book, The Revolution will be Digitised, another timely and gripping investigation. There’s more information in the world than ever – but who’s in control? Brooke takes us from the hackerspaces of Boston and Berlin to the UK’s journalism hub and Iceland’s free speech revolution; from the headquarters of Google and Facebook to Collateral Murder, Cablegate and the murky word of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Along the way she explores the most urgent questions of the digital age: where is the balance between freedom and security? In an online world, does privacy still exist? And will the internet empower individuals, or usher in a new age of censorship, surveillance and oppression?
Heather Brooke is a freelance journalist and Freedom of Information campaigner famous for uncovering the MPs’ expenses scandal. She is a visiting professor at City University’s Department of Journalism and is also the author of Your Right to Know and The Silent State. She has won numerous awards, including the Judges’ Prize at the 2010 British Press Awards.
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