Douglas J. Wood
DARK DATA: Control, Alt, Delete
Privacy is an illusion. Social Media is a killer.
INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD
“Wood…has a skill for tension, constructing powerful yet simple sentences which build the atmosphere whilst delivering snippets of knowledge, and compelling dialogue that raises the hairs on his readers’ arms. Overall Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete is a thrilling page-turner with plenty of intelligent twists and believable yet amazing plot points.”
“...the most unsettling aspect of Wood’s story is its believability; not only is The Selfish Ledger a real-life concept, but the villains’ easy manipulation of people via social media is a convincing turn...A taut tale of a global attack that’s both gripping and frighteningly plausible.”
“This is a very contemporary and cautionary tale about what could very well happen when financial terrorists join forces with radical terrorists. This book is certainly one of the most well-researched of the new dystopian novels and a real page-turner to the surprising end.”
No one is immune from being off social media.
Lead by an elusive, power-hungry Russian oligarch, black hat hacker Paula Jankovic, ISIS leader Abu al-Badri, and their team of career-criminals unleash a superstorm of dark data that aims to trigger a societal and financial collapse of apocalyptic proportions. Rookie journalist Rebecca Taft receives a cryptic code that just might hold the key to thwarting their insidious plans – locked in a most deadly game of wits, will she be able to solve this puzzle of pandemonium before it’s too late?
DARK DATA delivers an unsettling glimpse into the near-future, as experts Douglas J. Wood interviewed in the writing of his book warn that this dystopian reality is one “click,” “share,” “tweet,” or “like” away.
It is indisputable that the scientists and researchers behind the latest testing trials of the COVID-19 vaccine are heroes, but as with every story with a hero, there is also a villain.July 31, 2020
Facial recognition technology isn’t new. In fact, since 2017, most people who use an iPhone have the ability to set up their phones so that it unlocks automatically when it recognizes their faces. The technology itself has been around even longer. So why is the conversation around facial recognition getting so much attention in the media?July 7, 2020
Much has been written about leaks from John Bolton's new book where he claims President Trump asked Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Bidens as a condition of releasing aid to Ukraine – the now infamous quid pro quo.June 24, 2020
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020: Book talk and signing for Doug’s novel, DARK DATA: Control, Alt, Delete
Thursday, October 17, 2019: Panel host discussing hacking and cyber security with two fellow experts, Manhattan
Thursday, April 19th, 2018: Speaking & Book Signing at Wyckoff Free Public Library, Wyckoff
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018: Speaking & Book Signing at Allendale Republican Club, Allendale
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017: Speaking & Book Signing at Fair Lawn Senior Center, Fair Lawn
Monday, November 20th, 2017: Speaking & Book Signing at Hunterdon County Republican Women’s Federation, Flemington
Sunday, November 5th, 2017: Panelist on book publishing at By the Book Conference, Clinton
Saturday, November 4th, 2017: Speaking & Book Signing at 55 Kip Center, Rutherford
Thursday, May 18th, 2017: Speaking & Book Signing at the New York Young Republicans Club, NYC
Monday, April 10th, 2017: Speaking & Signing at the Bergen County Women’s Republican Club, Hackensack
Douglas J. Wood is the author of the award-winning Samantha Harrison political trilogy. In 2018 he published his memoir, Asshole Attorney: Memories, Musings, and Missteps in A 40-Year Career. His other non-fiction titles include the best-selling text Please Be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive, now in its seventh edition, and 101 Things I Want to Say…the Collection, a book of fatherly advice to his children.
A partner at Reed Smith LLP, he has over 40 years of experience practicing entertainment and media law, often imparting knowledge gained from his career in his books. He works in New York, lives in New Jersey, has been happily married for over 45 years, is the proud parent to three grown children, and grandfather to two adorable grandchildren. His new novel, Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete, about cyberwar and financial terrorism will be published this summer.