The premise of Dave Eggers new book, “The Circle”:

“Set in an ‘undefined future time,’ Mr. EggersÂ’s novel tells the story of Mae Holland, a young idealist who comes to work at the Circle, an immensely powerful technology company that has conquered all its competitors by creating a single log-in for people to search, shop and socialize online.”

As a follow up, you an read Joe Nocera’s Op-Ed piece A World Without Privacy, an opinion on the new novel.