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Chapter 7. PRIVACY OVER THE AIRWAVES

“Beam me up, Scotty.” (Don't you just wish?)

How did Captain Kirk do that?! As much as we all think it would be cool to beam ourselves to and from work to avoid brutal commuting, we are far from it. However, we've also come a very long way since Samuel Morse's telegraph in 1837, Alexander Graham Bell's first working telephone in 1876, and Nicolai Tesla's venture into wireless with the invention of the radio in the 1880's. In this chapter we introduce wireless communications and address how these communications present complications in our desire to remain private.


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