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What happens when a naive intern is granted unfettered access to people's most private thoughts and actions? Young Stephen Thorpe lands a coveted internship at Ubatoo, an Internet empire that provides its users with popular online services, from a search engine and shopping to e-mail and social networking. When Stephen's boss asks him to work on a project with the American Coalition for Civil Liberties, Stephen innocently obliges, believing he is mining Ubatoo's vast databases to protect the ever-growing number of people unfairly targeted in the name of national security. But nothing is as it seems. Suspicious individuals--do-gooders, voyeurs, government agents, and radicals--surface, doing all they can to access the mass of desires and vulnerabilities gleaned from scouring Ubatoo's wealth of intimate information. Entry into Ubatoo's vaults of personal data need not require technical wizardry--simply knowing how to manipulate a well-intentioned intern may be enough.
Le 28 septembre 2010, à Berne, en Suisse , David John Moore Cornwell, alias John le Carré, donne au Monde "ce qui est peut-être (sa) dernière interview" (dans le supplément M de décembre 2010). A presque 80 ans (en octobre), et alors que sort, à Londres, son vingt-deuxième roman , Our Kind of Traitor ( Un traître à notre goût ) - qui paraît aujourd'hui en France -, l'écrivain britannique n'a jamais été aussi actif. Mais il n'a plus de temps à perdre avec "la publicité" , ni d'ailleurs avec les honneurs (il vient de demander que l'on retire son nom de la sélection du prestigieux Man Booker Prize). Non, il a des livres à écrire, des injustices à épingler, des impostures à dénoncer...
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Needless to say, the printing press only made things worse. In the 17th century, Robert Burton complained, in “The Anatomy of Melancholy,” of the “vast chaos and confusion of books” that make the eyes and fingers ache. By 1890, the problem was the speed of transmission: one eminent physician blamed “the pelting of telegrams” for triggering an outbreak of mental illness. And then came radio and television, which poisoned the mind with passive pleasure. Children, it was said, had stopped reading books.
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