‘Moral Panic’ by KM Ecke

Moral Panic

In the high-stakes world of big technology, Tanner Moore finds himself the target of fake news and is dragged from his top job into a world of underground vigilantes whose aim is change the world. Forced into the group’s way of doing things, Tanner must uncover what is really going on and find his way through to the truth.

This futuristic tale of cybercrime takes the notion of social justice and turns it into an organisation that cleans up society for the good of the people. Trouble is (surprise surprise), the company’s aims aren’t quite what their workforce have been led to believe. Given the current debates around personal date usage, this is a thought-provoking story that looks at how surveillance and cybercrime might develop, and interestingly, the book gives the reader several choices as to which is the ‘right’ way forward.

My only criticism is that I did find the narrative a bit preachy at times and there were way too many long speeches, which made me think I was reading the text of a political party conference. Nevertheless, the author has taken a clever idea and explored it in a creative way, showing how concepts like this could all too easily become reality.

 
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