Top 10 books about the dangers of the web

Excerpt from this article, which offers a comprehensive reading list:

I’ve read a lot on shaming, revenge and involuntary pornography and the darknet… So here are my top 10 books on the dangers of the web:

1. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson…

2. The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett: After reading this absorbing, fantastic book, I understand more about what the darknet is, and am therefore a little less terrified of it…

3. Cybersexism by Laurie Penny…

4. The Intrusions by Stav Sharez: It surprises me that Sharez is one of few current crime writers to give the online world a significant role in his story…

5. Follow Me by Angela Clarke… It features a baddie, dubbed the Hashtag Murderer, who taunts police by posting clues on Twitter…

6. In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behaviour by Patrick J Carnes, David L Demonico, Elizabeth Griffin and Joseph M Moriarty…

7. Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet by Edward Lucas…

8. Butter, by Erin Lange: Dark, sad, but also funny, Lange tells the story of 400lb “Butter” who decides to go out with a bang. On New Year’s Eve, he will select a menu and eat himself to death live online. Disturbing, outstanding.

9. Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke Harding…

10. Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age, by Nev Schulman: Nev Schulman of Catfish fame takes his expertise and concerns about online relationships to the page, offering advice and warnings to his fans.

 

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