This was only a small portion of the large picture of NDS story. With Murdoch’s pirates, Neil Chenoweth has just published a detailed description of how NDS acted to “keep ahead” of its competitors. And the story is as good as a good spying book. The difference is that this is real. And unlike in Hollywood movies, morale does not win.
You will discover the dark side of News and NDS. The book is not technical (there are even some inaccuracies). But the story is based on all the documents that were published during the multiple trials.
I do not like the style of the author. Despite he uses real information, he is not objective and takes clearly position. Furthermore, the two first sections are not following a linear narrations. This makes the introduction of the “heroes” of this book difficult to follow. Nevertheless, if you are working, or have worked, with Conditional Access providers, you will be thrilled by the book.
From the personal view, as I have met several of the early actors of this book, while we were designing videocrypt, it was a strange experience to discover very dark parts of some of them. I was not naïve, nevertheless it was worst than my darkest assumptions.
CA guys, read this book.