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.
Listen to Part I: Listen to Part II: How far is too far in the advancement of artificial intelligence? Tune in and find out as Doug joins Richard Syrett once again on Coast to Coast AM. During this segment, the two discuss in-depth the Selfish Ledger and big data mining, our DNA – on the […]September 23, 2019
Doug’s 5-star review in a pre-contest critique from the Reader’s Favorite Awards for DARK DATA: Control, Alt, Delete. “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 […]August 19, 2019
Douglas Wood discusses his newest novel, DARK DATA: Control, Alt, Delete, that serves as a chilling warning about the dangers of social media as a powerful and pervasive mind control tool with Conspiracy Unlimited host Richard Syrett. Click here or go to the link below to view the Conspiracy Unlimited podcast. http://conspiracy-unlimited.libsyn.com/251-social-media-as-mind-controlAugust 6, 2019
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM EDT
Location: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
Doug will be on a panel discussing hacking and cyber security with two fellow experts.Click here to learn more and buy tickets
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.