Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity

Total Information Awareness

  • Newton Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Then and Now

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Newton Lee
      Pages 3-13
    3. Newton Lee
      Pages 15-33
  3. Counterterrorism Technologies: Total Information Awareness and Data Mining

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
  4. Counterterrorism Technologies: Social Media and Cybersecurity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Newton Lee
      Pages 143-154
  5. Counterterrorism Strategies: Causes and Cures, War and Peace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Newton Lee
      Pages 157-172
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      Pages 173-196
    4. Newton Lee
      Pages 197-211
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-234

About this book


Imagine James Bond meets Sherlock Holmes: Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity is the sequel to Facebook Nation in the Total Information Awareness book series by Newton Lee. The book examines U.S. counterterrorism history, technologies, and strategies from a unique and thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from great thought leaders, and even the make-believe of Hollywood. Demystifying Total Information Awareness, the author expounds on the U.S. intelligence community, artificial intelligence in data mining, social media and privacy, cyber attacks and prevention, causes and cures for terrorism, and longstanding issues of war and peace.

The book offers practical advice for businesses, governments, and individuals to better secure the world and protect cyberspace. It quotes U.S. Navy Admiral and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis: “Instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges.” The book also provides a glimpse into the future of Plan X and Generation Z, along with an ominous prediction from security advisor Marc Goodman at TEDGlobal 2012: “If you control the code, you control the world.”

Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness will keep you up at night but at the same time give you some peace of mind knowing that “our problems are manmade — therefore they can be solved by man [or woman],” as President John F. Kennedy said at the American University commencement in June 1963.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Newton Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Newton Lee Laboratories, LLCTujungaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7204-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7205-6
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