From renowned tech writer Steven Levy, the complete history of one of the world's most controversial and successful companies.
Steven Levy is senior editor and chief technology writer at Newsweek.He has also worked on many other magazines, including Macworld and New Jersey Monthly, where one of his assignments led him to discover Einstein's brain in a pathologist's office. His previous books include the bestselling Hackers, and Crypto, which won the grand eBook prize at the 2001 Frankfurt Book festival. He lives in New York City and western Massachusetts with his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Teresa Carpenter, and their son.
This absorbing book will inspire important conversations about
big tech and privacy in the twenty-first century * Booklist
This fascinating book reveals the imperial ambitions of Facebook's founder * James Marriott, The Sunday Times *
A tour de force of access journalism * Natasha Singer, The New York Times *
Steven Levy is the founding guru of technology journalism * Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and The Upstarts *
Levy's narrative is richly detailed, thanks to interviews with Facebookers past and present...His account of Zuckerberg's abbreviated Harvard tenure and Facebook's early years feel fresh, with plenty of colour that reminds you the HBO show Silicon Valley did not have to reach far for its satire * NPR.org *
Comprehensive and captivating history * Wall Street Journal *
Levy writes with verve... [he] is able to trace the origins of the Cambridge Analytica scheme to Facebook's disregard for the privacy concerns of the first users... He doesn't shy from asking the tough questions * Washington Post *
Fresh, up-to-date and insiderish * The Economist *
Levy portrays a tech company where no one is taking responsibility for what it has unleashed... The book closes with a recognition that Facebook is bulldozing ahead with new innovations - from Facebook dating to its Libra digital currency project - while Zuckerberg continues to shrug off any ethical queries about his past behaviour * Financial Times *