Terms of Use

Terms of Use By Scott Allan Morrison, Terms of Use Circles is the most popular social network in the world vast ubiquitous and constantly evolving Days before expanding into China Circles suffers a devastating cyberattack and a key executive is bru
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  • Author: Scott Allan Morrison
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  • Terms of Use By Scott Allan Morrison, Circles is the most popular social network in the world vast, ubiquitous, and constantly evolving Days before expanding into China, Circles suffers a devastating cyberattack and a key executive is brutally murdered.As he fights to save the company he helped build, top engineer Sergio Mansour uncovers evidence of a massive conspiracy that turns the power of Circles againsCircles is the most popular social network in the world vast, ubiquitous, and constantly evolving Days before expanding into China, Circles suffers a devastating cyberattack and a key executive is brutally murdered.As he fights to save the company he helped build, top engineer Sergio Mansour uncovers evidence of a massive conspiracy that turns the power of Circles against its users But as Sergio investigates, someone is watching his every move someone ruthless enough to brand him a criminal and set a vicious hit man on his trail.Desperate to clear his name, Sergio turns to Malina Olson, a beautiful and headstrong doctor who has an agenda of her own Now, he and Malina must survive long enough to expose the truth in a world without hiding places, where a single keystroke can shift the global balance of power.
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    1. Scott Allan Morrison

      Scott Allan Morrison was a journalist for almost twenty years, covering politics, business, and technology in Mexico, Canada, and the United States Morrison arrived in Silicon Valley as a reporter for the Financial Times during the darkest days of the dot com crash He later wrote about the Web 2.0 boom for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal Over the course of a decade, Morrison covered most of the world s top tech companies and chronicled many of Silicon Valley s greatest stories, including the rise of Internet insecurity and the explosion of social media.Morrison was born in Toronto and as a child dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League His playing time was cut short at the tender age of ten when his family moved to Mexico, which at the time had one ice rink in the entire country Morrison attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he set his sights on computer science, not realizing that he d be required to demonstrate, at the very least, a passable proficiency in calculus He eventually graduated with a degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Canada In between classes, Morrison waited tables, renovated homes, pulverized mineral samples and guarded inmates at a maximum security jail Then he spent four years teaching English and traveling in Southeast Asia He speaks fluent Spanish and very rusty Mandarin He lives in Northern California with his wife and his hockey sticks.

    668 thoughts on “Terms of Use”

    1. Good readI ll admit, this is the first book I ve read in a long time I m not much of a reader, but I m trying to make time for reading I decided to start with this book because I recently learned about giving early access to prime members This book in particular caught my attention because of its thrilling nature and I thought it could keep me entertained I was not disappointed At first I wasn t sure if I liked it or not, possibly due to interruptions I had encountered, but after reading the fi [...]


    2. Did not finish This is supposed to be a smart, hi tech thriller The plot is TV movie dumb, not smart I groaned when a hitman suddenly shows up and starts shooting nerds at a social media company groan again I got halfway through as our heroes evaded the FBI in a crack hotel full of prostitutes in LA by jumping out a window with sheets they tied together Um, yeah Done.Terms of Use isn t a 1 star train wreck, but it isn t worth reading 2 bill stars Not a good read.


    3. Incredible book on the possibilities of technologyI gave this book 4 stars taking away one star simply because I reserve 5 stars for books that are just knock my socks off good This book is good and suspenseful the story pulls you in and the character development is very well written and thought out The intricacies of writing code for social networking sites is way over my head, but I have definitely imagined many of the crimes occurring that happen in this book.Great book.


    4. This book is OK, perhaps average or a little below average for books I ve read Morrison keeps things moving in a lively manner although some of the events seem a bit improbable to me I thought the ending was kind of corny, but it was sweet and leaves the reader with a happy feeling The good guys win, the bad guys lose, and the wicked Republican gets whats coming to him If you are looking for great literature, this book isn t it, but it will fill an otherwise empty afternoon if you don t have any [...]


    5. Holy Cow What an AMAZING book Published in 2015, this is an eerie foreshadowing of what just happened in this presidential election.In Scott Allan Morrison s version, the bad guys are Chinese instead of Russian The social media platform involved in trying to influence the election is a fictitious company called Circles that closely resembles Facebook This is an absolute PAGE TURNER Morrison knows his way around Silicon Valley tech culture and demonstrates it here very convincingly There s a lot [...]


    6. A Tantalizing technical ThrillerA wonderful plot, good thriller However, I was most impressed with the accurate technical details Reading it reminded me of my first experience with Jurassic Park.As a programmer, finding good technical writing is almost impossible The book lays out a dystopian future with a very real sounding Facebook look a like It lays out a future tangibly connected to our zeitgeist The warning is so convincing that during this election season, the back of my mind will be thin [...]



    7. Check out this and all my reviews at Brian s Book BlogThe scariest part is that it could happenWelcome to a vision of the future that has roots in now Actually, this isn t really the future Circles is the biggest and the best social media platform on the Internet People log in all day long because they are tied to it in ways that keep them coming back for And Circles is trying to keep them there even longer Suddenly, Circles is hacked and hacked professionally They didn t even realize what was [...]


    8. Where do I begin First off, the positives From a literary standpoint, I think that the topic is relevant, current, and thought provoking However, as a person who loves to write essays, we should always remember to stick to the thesis This book had many theses and many different directions it could take But I m gonna keep it basic so I don t eat my own words As far as what can and will go wrong with the internet and social media, I agree with a lot of the points that come up in this book A lot of [...]


    9. Terms of Use is the debut novel by Scott Allan Morrison It is a cyber technothriller featuring 50 year old Sergio Mansour, an IT engineer at Circles think Facebook on steroids He s been with Circles from the start helping to build the worldwide social network that is about to expand into China He now works in research for Circles and is just about to announce that he s found the ultimate way to protect privacy.Sergio is an unlikely hero, but he s incredibly resourceful and highly intelligent Thi [...]


    10. My original Terms of Use audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Circles is the most popular social network in the world People are drawn to it, not just for the interaction, but because most of their daily lives have some link to it But when the network is suddenly and professionally hacked, things are suddenly not as good as they seemed.The narration was done by David Colacci and he does a bang up job They really picked a wonderful narrator that fits the work perfec [...]


    11. I received this book for free from Kindle First through Prime.The best part about this book was the characters From the protagonists to the antagonists to characters with little purpose, they all felt real Their motives and personalities were reinforced well without having to be constantly reminded of who they are The interactions between them and the emotions they felt also helped the characters feel realistic.As for the story itself, it is about an employee at a company in Silicon Valley who [...]


    12. I am disappointed in this book and probably not for the same reasons as most would guess The story was intriguing, and that s why I chose this out of the many Kindle First options for December It also seemed pretty similar to The Short Drop, which was a Kindle Unlimited option that I quite enjoyed The two shared a political plotline, which was interesting to me They are newly published so the political backdrop is probably influenced by the impending election year What I liked about The Short Dr [...]


    13. Thomas Mercer and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.Terms of Use is about a new social media platform called Circles, one which suffers a devastating cyber attack just days before a major expansion When the dust settles, a conspiracy threatens the life and safety of Sergio Mansour, the creator of Circles On the run for his freedom, Sergio has to expose the truth, but he has to stay alive long enough to do it.Terms of Use suffers, in my o [...]


    14. I am the queen of 3 star reviews lately I have mixed feelings about this book It was a good book overall, but I did have a few issues It was suspenseful, fast paced and realistic The social media aspects are things that could and probably do happen with today s technology It makes you wonder how secure all of our social media and online privacy settings really are There is a lot of technical jargon that had me skimming a bit to get past it It was written so I could understand it, but this is a v [...]


    15. This is a fast paced thriller, that was easy to read, and equally easy to over read I was constantly doing the just one chapter thing as I read The technical jargon is for the most part correct, but I did spot an error or two The rest of the story is believable, and I enjoyed the read The only issue I had with the book was that the computer text displayed here and there on my kindle app was unreadable At first I would stop, and try to figure out what the text was supposed to read, but I eventua [...]


    16. The book is a so so thriller involving computer coders who work at a fictional version of Facebook, and bad guys who want to control government and wealth The writing style flows easily enough, and the plot is entertaining enough, although, I m never a fan of chase scenes and shootouts and fights in a book I did put the book aside for a while, but then returned and finished it In other words, it s not compelling reading, but it s good enough to finish, and did its job of keeping me entertained.


    17. This book was perfectly entertaining for reading in stolen moments on my Kindle app while nursing or rocking my baby It moved fast enough to keep me entertained with limited time to focus, and the complexity of the thriller kept me guessing to a certain extent A fun little read and an interesting story looking into our dependency on social media clearly the social network Circles is actually Facebook and how easily people can manipulate us through these platforms.


    18. Okay, but not greatI think others have pointed out this story reads like a movie than a book I d have to agree Sometimes the action moves too fast, sometimes the plot twists are jarring, and sometimes the characters commit to their actions too quickly The explanations of technical aspects are fine but unexpectedly dive into detail in ways that bog down the story.I got through this book relatively quickly, but that s because it s ultimately a forgettable story.


    19. I was dubious at first Murder mystery based on some techie plot of the day I feared it would be too kitschy, too nerdy, too topical, just too too I was wrong After a somewhat stumbling beginning, Morrison managed to tie most of the loose ends together, come up with a plausible plot and ride it to a fairly satisfying end It s a murder mystery, but it s also a cautionary tale of what could happen or probably does happen when you lay your life bare on social media.


    20. Imagine your social media program creating millions of phony accounts social bots who infiltrate your friend list, learn everything they can about you and your friends, then are programmed to influence the presidential election Science fiction You may feel differently about that after reading this book It was fast paced and exciting to read.


    21. Fast paced and oiginalFour stars for this book because it was a fast and entertaining read Was not as predictable as most thrillers Unique premise that makes the readers question their own behavior.


    22. Solid 3.5 You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to read thia book but very interesting concepts and storyline.


    23. Terms of Use by Scott Allan Morrison is a hugely compelling and engaging suspense thriller With elements such as mystery, politics, spies, crime and murder as the driving force of the story, you are in for a rollercoaster ride in this Scott Allan Morrison s debut novel The complexity of the characters, the pacing of the story, the ingenuity and originality of this superbly imagined plot and fresh writing style of the author will hook you from cover to cover.In Terms of Use, Scott Allan Morrison [...]


    24. I borrowed this book from a friend of mine I can say I enjoyed the lecture It was fast peaced.At first, I think the book is kind of boring for people that are not in the IT environment Nonetheless, as the book progress, it really gets so good Full of action and plot twists.I think that the character of Sergio was very good developed he s smart, brave and courageous Nonethless, I think that the final action of Malina s character SPOILER ALERT didn t fit full enough with the personality that she s [...]


    25. Better than expectedI chose this as a Kindle first pick back in 2015, but I wasn t really interested reading it, I just wasn t interested in ANY of the choices for that particular month I finally picked it up and read it now Jan 2017 So glad I waited It wouldn t have had the same impact then as it did now The plot concerns a social media company, and an attempt to rig an election Great explanation of how it could be possible, not how I would have thought So many similarities with the things that [...]


    26. This was a Kindle First freebie of the month a few months back that I d considered choosing but ended up going with a different choice I can t remember which one, but do remember it was during the stretch where I was hoping to pick something good for a change and realizing I hadn t It came up as a deeply discounted deal of the day later and I hopped on board, but still ended up leaving it sitting in my to read queue for a long time.So, I ended up reading it in the time frame surrounding the 2016 [...]


    27. Disappointing This should have been a great book but fell so far short of the mark it is difficult to find in the weeds Way too much gratuitous technology was injected too often in the end an absurdly low tech fix is required The characters are one dimensional, shallow, and unconvincing most readers, for example, will probably find the named FBI agents to be completely interchangeable I think there were three major intertwined plots One would have been enough, none of them was done well Ripped f [...]


    28. I just want to start off by saying I won this book on a Giveaway and I m glad I did I originally bought this book on Kindle and it might have gotten lost amongst my many other books on my too read list The pace was good and the plot is very fitting with today s political climate and social media I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it I don t normally give out 5 stars but it s a little better then a 4 Well done Scott.


    29. I didn t see the ending coming, but it took too long for me to become invested in the main character More like a 3.5 5 but I m rounding up because it wasn t disappointing just slow going Parts of the book involve small pieces of computer coding which don t translate to the kindle very well They don t appear to be strictly necessary anyway.


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