• Author: Dan Brown;
• Genre/Subject: Thriller;
• Language: English;
• PDF Pages: 295;
• File Size: 1 MB;
Digital Fortress is a novel written by one of American bestselling authors Dan Brown and first published in 1998. This is a thriller book with information technology as the main theme. It tells about how the government monitors and supervises information stored in every citizen’s private life. This particular work of Brown also casts a light on the possibility of civil liberties and how such use of technology might have some ethical implications.
Review from Amazon.com:
In most thrillers, "hardware" consists of big guns, airplanes, military vehicles, and weapons that make things explode. Dan Brown has written a thriller for those of us who like our hardware with disc drives and who rate our heroes by big brainpower rather than big firepower. It's an Internet user's spy novel where the good guys and bad guys struggle over secrets somewhat more intellectual than just where the secret formula is hidden--they have to gain understanding of what the secret formula actually is.
In this case, the secret formula is a new means of encryption, capable of changing the balance of international power. Part of the fun is that the book takes the reader along into an understanding of encryption technologies...
Although there's enough globehopping in this book for James Bond, the real battleground is cyberspace, because that's where the "bomb" (or rather, the new encryption algorithm) will explode...There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and a lot of high, gee-whiz-level information about encryption, code breaking, and the role they play in international politics...-- This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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