Hackers (What's the Issue?)

Tom Jackson
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Whats hacking? Is it good? Bad? How do we protect ourselves? These questions are tackled as part of the Whats the Issue? series - aimed at pre-teen and teens tackling current subjects, with a focus on critical thinking and debate, and forming one's own informed opinions.

What are hackers? Are they good? Bad? What can we do to protect ourselves, businesses and society against hackers? How can we control them? And should we try? Get the facts and make up your own mind on these and more questions with Hackers, part of the new Whats the Issue? series. Should states be allowed access to all communications? What level of privacy should an individual expect? Who owns the internet? In this fascinating starting point to understanding the wider subject of the internet and internet safety, explore these questions through topics like:

• Spying
• Encryption
• Security
• Hacking techniques
• Cyber warfare
• Cryptocurrencies
• The Dark Web

The Whats the Issue? series tackles engaging, thought-provoking subjects chosen from the headlines and public debates. Whats the Issue? asks ‘what's all the fuss about?', presents the key facts, reviews what's at stake in each case and weighs the pros and cons. The goal of the series is to help young people understand difficult concepts, provide them with the tools to inform their own opinions, and help them to see and influence changes within our society.

Author bio:

Tom Jackson is a science writer based in Bristol, UK. Over the last 20 years, Tom has written books, magazine and newspaper articles, for online and for television on a wide range of subjects and has worked on projects with Brian May, Patrick Moore, Marcus de Sautoy and Carol Vorderman and for major international publishers, such as Dorling Kindersley, National Geographic, Scholastic, Hachette, Facts on File and BBC Magazines.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711244573
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: QED
Series: What's the Issue?
Pub Date: November 2019
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback
Age: 11 - 13
Subject: Educational: Citizenship & social education