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Consent of the networked : the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom

Author: Rebecca MacKinnon
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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Google has a history of censoring at the behest of Communist China. Research in Motion happily opens up the BlackBerry to such stalwarts of liberty as Saudi Arabia. Yahoo has betrayed the email accounts of dissidents to the PRC. Facebook's obsession with personal transparency has revealed the identities of protestors to governments. For all the overheated rhetoric of liberty and cyber-utopia, it is clear that the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca MacKinnon
ISBN: 9780465024421 0465024424
OCLC Number: 731913230
Description: xxv, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : After the revolution --
Part I. Disruptions : Consent and sovereignty : Corporate superpowers ; Legitimacy --
Rise of the digital commons : The technical commons ; Activism ; Balance of power --
Part II. Control 2.0 : Networked authoritarianism : How China's censorship works ; Authoritarian deliberation ; Western fantasies versus reality --
Variants and permutations : "Constitutional" technology ; Corporate collaboration ; Divide and conquer ; Digital Bonapartism --
Part III. Democracy's challenges : Eroding accountability : Surveillance ; WikiLeaks and the fate of controversial speech --
Democratic censorship : Intentions versus consequences ; Saving the children --
Copywars : Shunning due process ; Aiding authoritarianism ; Lobbynomics --
Part IV. Sovereigns of cyberspace : Corporate censorship : New neutrality ; Mobile complications ; Big brother Apple --
Do no evil : Chinese lessons ; Flickr fail ; Buzz bust ; Privacy and Facebook --
Facebookistan and Googledom : Double edge ; Inside the leviathan ; Google governance ; Implications --
Part V. What is to be done? : Trust, but verify : The regulation problem ; Shared value ; The global network imitative ; Lessons from other industries --
In search of "Internet freedom" policy : Washington squabbles ; Goals and methods ; Democratic discord ; Civil society pushes back --
Global Internet governance : The United Nations ; ICANN, can you? --
Building a netizen-centric Internet : Strengthening the netizen commons ; Expanding the technical commons ; Utopianism versus reality ; Getting political ; Corporate transparency and netizen engagement ; Personal responsibility.
Other Titles: World-wide struggle for Internet freedom
Responsibility: Rebecca MacKinnon.

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As corporations and countries square off for control of the Internet, the likely losers are us - unless we act to protect our freedoms. This book argues that it is time for us to claim respect and  Read more...

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James Fallows, National Correspondent, "The Atlantic""For nearly a decade, Rebecca MacKinnon has been at the center of evolving debates about how the Internet will affect democracy, privacy, Read more...

 
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