If you access the web from a smartphone, tablet, or computer, this audiobook will add to your knowledge about social network risks, online trust and privacy, content oversharing, and smartphone addiction. Written in plain English (not geek-speak), Cyber Crisis also offers easy-to-follow steps you can take to improve your personal cyber security. You will learn at least one new thing you can do that will lower your risk of being hacked or harmed online. When online, you, your friends, children, parents, co-workers, and social acquaintances are always just one click away from a stalker, predator, thief, troll, catfish, or another social media sewer dweller. Listening to Cyber Crisis represents a warning shot for those of you predisposed to trust your fellow man in the real world and, without thinking, carry that bias into cyberspace. After listening to Cyber Crisis, my hope is that you will be motivated you to accept a higher level of personal responsibility for your digital well-being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Almand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087370/bk_acx0_087370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The debut novel from YouTube sensation Oli White. Includes an exclusive audiobook introduction read by Oli White. Things haven't been easy for Jack recently - life as a teenager has its ups and downs. But when he meets a new group of friends who are every bit as geek as they are chic, his luck seems to be changing. Each of the group is talented, and when they pool together to create Generation Next, an incredible new kind of social media platform, it's clear that they're on to something special. What if your Instagram account grew by hundreds of thousands of followers overnight, and big companies were fighting each other to offer you photo shoots? When GenNext suddenly goes viral, Jack and his friends are thrust into a crazy world of fame which is as terrifying as it is awesome. Because someone out there is determined to trip Jack up at every step. If he doesn't stop them, soon everyone he cares about - his friends, his family, and the girl he's falling for - will be in danger.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oli White, Thomas Judd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000911/bk_hodd_000911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone, and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. This month's issue features: Cover Story: Amy Adams on her wildly different film roles and her real life, which is like a private Broadway musical Special Report: The dangerous birth control that could be the killer inside you Scandal: The Bikram Yoga guru caught in a compromising position Silicon Valley: Can Marissa Mayer fix both Yahoo's problems and her own? Plus: One Roman family plunged in to a very 21st-century crisis Articles include: Editor's Letter, Read by Graydon Carter The Adams Chronicle Bikram Feels the Heat The Shape of Things to Come V.F. Portrait: Tracy Letts Danger in the Ring Big Hair on Campus Frieze Until Numbness Sets In Out to Lunch with John Goodman Yahoo's Geek Goddess The Collective American Scream Palazzo Intrigue 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graydon Carter, various narrators. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006185/bk_blak_006185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to avoid getting hacked, having your information spread, and risking financial loss, then pay attention....Do you create tons of accounts you will never again visit? Does your password contain a sequence of numbers, such as “123456”? Do you automatically click all links and download all email attachments coming from your friends? This audiobook will show you just how incredibly lucky you are that nobody's hacked you before.With this handy little book as your starting point, you can finally go from a starry-eyed internet user to a paranoid cybersecurity geek. With plenty of examples, this audiobook will show you that the internet is not merely a way to watch cute cat videos; it's a battlefield, a military invention that was accidentally found to be capable of overpowering any threat economically, digitally and politically. From the crudest forums to the most sophisticated online services, there is a war going on, and, whether you want it or not, you're involved by the very fact you're here, so better arm yourself with knowledge.Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover:How the internet is held together with a pinky swearHow hackers use raunchy photos to eke out private informationExamples of preposterous social engineering attacksEqually preposterous defense from those attacksHow people in charge don't even realize what hacking meansHow there's only one surefire way to protect against hackingResearch on past, present, and future hacking methodsDifference between good and bad hackersHow to lower your exposure to hackingWhy companies pester you to attach a phone number to an accountWhy social media is the most insecure way to spend your afternoonAnd much, much more.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Reaves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139265/bk_acx0_139265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Band Geek vs. Quarterback....One humiliating photo, a stupid prank, and a hashtag that goes viral. That's how my senior year goes from predictable to absurd in a heartbeat. This year is supposed to be easy. I've finally scored first chair in band, my college applications are done, and all my friends and I have to do is survive one more year of high school before our real lives can begin. Instead, I find myself in trouble with the principal, humiliated in front of the entire school, and fighting with my neighbor - AKA star quarterback, Prince Charming, and nicest guy on the planet. And that's just on the first day back at school. Trust me, it only gets worse from there. As #GeeksGoneWild trends on social media, my friends and I are the targets of an online witch hunt. But they've picked on the wrong people and retaliation is severe. As the tension escalates, it soon becomes clear that someone needs to step up and put an end to this nonsense. If that means playing nice with the quarterback, I guess that's what I have to do. Now if someone could please tell my heart that this new friendship is just for show. And the kisses...oh, the kisses. Someone please remind me that they don't mean a thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang, Michael David Axtell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165355/bk_acx0_165355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How fast can you think? Limitless meets Black Mirror in this novel that pushes the limits of a couple's minds. When Galene meets a man who's only goal in life is to make his mind go faster, she ends up falling for him. But will she manage to keep the relationship going at the top of the glass tower, when in reality she's too much of a slob and is bogged down with all her unfinished goals, when their age difference becomes too much of a problem, and when his work places them in the sights of an unforgiving huntress? Do you want to know what's next for the computer geek Galene? Do you wanna meet Artemis? Then listen to this bittersweet story in a world where thinking too swiftly can get you killed. This is Book 2 of the Hire a Muse series.What is the god complex universe? The gods are back in town. Skyscrapers pop out of nowhere all around Athens. Corporations rename themselves as Greek gods. It all started with the Greek crisis of 2009 and it will forever change the world as we know it. Some say that CEOs have gone mad. Others, that they know damn well what they are doing. That there is something solid amongst the myth. In the day of inter-connectivity and social media admiration, can the myths come back to life? What happens when a corporation gets a god complex? Find out in our series of books. Described as light cyberpunk, definitely sci-fi, and with a fresh twist on Greek mythology. Visit us at: http://www.mythographystudios.com/join-the-mythographers/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bridger Conklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122979/bk_acx0_122979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She's a beauty, but he's just a geek. The world might think billionaire Xavier Gaines has it all, but he's got a big problem. His successful software company is about to sign a government contract that'll land him smack in the glare of the public limelight, and his lifelong battle with social anxiety has marked him as a cold, uncaring bastard in the eyes of the press. To dispel the unflattering image, he needs help, and there's only one person he trusts with the job - Peyton Smoke. Gorgeous, kind, and funny, she agrees to be his media relations director and soon imbeds herself so deeply in his life, his world will crumble if anything upsets the balance. He cannot screw up their solid unit. No matter how achingly he desires her. Yet, how is he supposed to resist when she tugs emotions from him he didn't think he was capable of experiencing? Especially since it appears he's not the only one fighting their undeniable attraction. Ever-after just might be possible...if he can convince her to believe in love again. Peyton Smoke is looking for a change, and working at Gaines Industries has given her the boost she needs to fill the empty void in her life. Xavier is the perfect boss. Under his seemingly callous, frigid demeanor lies a compassionate man who cares about causes and those precious few he lets into his inner circle. What she wasn't prepared for is the smoldering passion suddenly flaring between them, nor the hot-as-sin alpha side beneath the layer of sexy nerd. Getting involved with him puts more than her job at risk. She's been trampled one too many times, and she vowed never to leave herself vulnerable again. But the heart wants what the heart wants. If only she can figure out whether his feelings are genuine or if this is a mistaken case of gratitude wrapped in lust, then their shot at forever may not seem like such a fruitless hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kory Getman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091631/bk_acx0_091631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Geeks, hackers and gamers share a common 'geek culture', whose members are defined and define themselves mainly in terms of technology and rationality. The members of geek culture produce and circulate stories to express who they are and to explain and justify what they do. Geek storytelling draws on plots and themes from the wider social and cultural context in which geeks live. The author surveys many stories of heated exchanges and techno-tribal conflicts that date back to the earliest days of personal computing, which construct the "self" and the "enemy", and express and debate a range of political positions.Geek and Hacker Stories will be of interest to students of digital social science and media studies. Both geeky and non-technical readers will find something of value in this account.