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Book review: Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet by Edward Lucas

By Tom Chatfield  

Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet by Edward Lucas (Bloomsbury, £17.99)cyberphobia jacket books

In the years to come, how will we look back on the global internet of 2015? “Never such innocence again” is one phrase suggested to me by Edward Lucas’s meticulous, disconcerting Cyberphobia: never such a ramshackle, unaccountable freedom, where openness, ignorance and vulnerability are the rule rather than the exception.

Lucas—who has covered eastern Europe for the Economist since 1986, and brings a welcome expertise in espionage and security shenanigans to his task—is at his best when making…

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