Tucson Festival of Books

Dangerous Information


Information is at our fingertips, but so is disinformation, the damaging and intentional spreading of lies. Barbara McQuade explains the consequences while Jeff Horwitz reveals how Facebook failed to curb the spread of those lies as they became mainstream rhetoric. Then along comes Artificial Intelligence: AI is everywhere, including its somewhat frightening use for facial recognition technology that robs us of our privacy, as Kashmir Hill found.


Panelists
Kashmir Hill

Kashmir Hill is a tech reporter at The New York Times. She writes about the unexpected and sometimes ominous ways technology is changing our lives, particularly when it comes to our privacy. She joined The New York Times in 2019, after having worked at Gizmodo Media Group, Fusion, Forbes Magazine and Above the Law....

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Jeff Horwitz

Jeff Horwitz is a technology reporter for The Wall Street Journal. His work on “The Facebook Files” won the George Polk Award for Business Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Beat Reporting....

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Barbara McQuade

Barbara McQuade is a professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School, her alma mater, where she teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, national security and data privacy....

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Books:
Your Face Belongs to Us
A Secretive Startup's Quest to End Privacy as We Know It
Kashmir Hill
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Random House Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9780593448564
416 pages
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Broken Code
Inside Facebook and the Fight to Expose Its Harmful Secrets
Jeff Horwitz
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2023
ISBN 9780385549189
336 pages
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Attack from Within
How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America
Barbara McQuade
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Seven Stories Press
February 2024
ISBN 9781644213636
cl, 416 pages
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Legal expert, Barbara McQuade, details the systematic way disinformation is used across the media to drive voters to extremes and disempower our respected legal structures, negatively impacting democracy itself. More/less