How much data exists about you on the internet? Where is that data? Who maintains it? And most importantly, who makes sure it is accurate? In a world where everything - the credit we get, the prices we pay, who we date and marry - depends on the data that is held about us; what could happen if that data was somehow corrupted? How exactly would you go about correcting every little piece of data held about you on a million websites.
Watched explores this disturbing possibility through the story about Clay Jones, a fictional character who finds himself in such a traumatic situation. What's more chilling is that Clay could be any one of us...
About the Book
Clay Jones arrives home from work tired and in desperate need for relaxation and rest. When he asks his smart speaker to play his favourite playlist, the speaker informs him he is being watched. Annoyed by this announcement, Clay updates the speaker software. The update changes nothing. The speaker still informs him he is being watched. On enquiring who is watching him, Clay gets no useful response. As it turns out that is only the beginning. Clay finds himself entangled in an unending web of data and online activity which spills into all aspects of his life. Everyone around him seem to believe the data, not him. How can he stop the madness, clear his name, and regain control of his life?
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I know your time is precious. I personally don’t like to commit before I try anything. And I am sure you too are the same. So please read a bit before you decide if you want to enjoy the rest of the story. It's only fair.