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Consent of the networked : the worldwide struggle for Internet freedom

Author: Rebecca MacKinnon
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: After the revolution --
Disruptions. Consent and sovereignty ; Rise of the digital commons --
Control 2.0. Networked authoritarianism ; Variants and permutations --
Democracy's challenges. Eroding accountability ; Democratic censorship ; Copywars --
Sovereigns of cyberspace. Corporate censorship ; Do no evil ; Facebookistan and Googledom --
What is to be done? Trust, but verify ; In search of "Internet freedom" policy ; Global Internet governance ; Building a netizen-centric Internet.
Other Titles: Worldwide struggle for Internet freedom
Responsibility: Rebecca MacKinnon.


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, individual Read more...

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