Ben Franklin's Web Site by Robert Ellis Smith
Approx. 145,880 words.
Published on August 14, 2010 by
R. E. Smith.
This engaging book explores the hidden niches of American history to discover the tug between Americans' yearning for privacy and their insatiable curiosity. It includes histories of wiretapping, credit reporting, sexual practices, Social Security numbers and ID cards, modern principles of privacy protection, and the coming of the Internet and the new challenges to personal privacy it brings.