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Little Brother
Cory Doctorow

A gripping dystopian story about security, freedom, and the willingness to buy one with the other. Marcus is a 17-year-old tech-savvy student in San Francisco. When he is not breaking his school’s security measures, he spends his free time playing augmented reality games with his friends. It is not his fault that the police find him in close proximity to a terrorist attack one day but they have already made up their mind. Now Marcus not only has to prove his innocence, he also simply has to do something to prevent more and more security measures from damaging the freedom of his fellow citizens.

This text is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching in Computer Sciences since it explains various security measures and countermeasures.

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Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother. Macmillan, 2010. 416 pp., ISBN 9780765323118

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