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Author Barry Meier and "SPOOKED: The rise of corporate spies"
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Category: Book reviews!

Behind the stories of the Trump dossier, the Harvey Weinstein
scandal, the Theranos case, and other headline-grabbing episodes lies a secret thread -- the $2.5 billion global corporate investigations industry.

In SPOOKED, Barry Meier, a former New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, turns the tables on private spies and brings to light the extraordinary impact these unregulated operatives are having on global politics, international business and our private lives.
Today, elected officials are paying spies-for-hire to smear opponents,
companies are employing them to torpedo investigations by authorities and
dictators are using them as freelance intelligence agents. A new generation of
cheap off-the-shelf technology is making it easier for hired spies to listen to our
phone calls, read our email, and influence what we see on social media.
Private investigators have long been around but, as Meier shows in SPOOKED, hired spies have become more emboldened than ever – just as their power to influence events has become more pervasive.

Also, here is a recent prepublication review appeared in KIrkus Review which goes out to bookstores, libraries etc.

The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies
Author: Barry Meier