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The Internet in everything : freedom and security in a world with no off switch

Author: Laura DeNardis
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Internet has leapt from human-facing display screens into the material objects all around us. In this so-called Internet of Things--connecting everything from cars to cardiac monitors to home appliances--there is no longer a meaningful distinction between physical and virtual worlds. Everything is connected. The social and economic benefits are tremendous, but there is a downside: an outage in cyberspace can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
DeNardis, Laura, 1966-
Internet in everything.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019941081
(OCoLC)1134532149
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura DeNardis
ISBN: 9780300249330 0300249330
OCLC Number: 1130902433
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents: After the Internet --
Cyber-physical disruption --
Privacy gets physical --
Cyber-physical security --
Interoperability politics --
Internet freedom oxymoron --
Disruptions to Global Internet governance --
Cyber-physical policy moment.
Responsibility: Laura DeNardis.

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The Internet has leapt from human-facing display screens into the material objects all around us. In this so-called Internet of Things--connecting everything from cars to cardiac monitors to home appliances--there is no longer a meaningful distinction between physical and virtual worlds. Everything is connected. The social and economic benefits are tremendous, but there is a downside: an outage in cyberspace can result not only in a loss of communication but also potentially a loss of life. Control of this infrastructure has become a proxy for political power, since countries can easily reach across borders to disrupt real-world systems. Laura DeNardis argues that this diffusion of the Internet into the physical world radically escalates governance concerns around privacy, discrimination, human safety, democracy, and national security, and she offers new cyber-policy solutions. In her discussion, she makes visible the sinews of power already embedded in our technology and explores how hidden technical governance arrangements will become the constitution of our future.

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"Sobering and important"-John Thornhill, Financial Times Best Technology Books of 2020"[A] very well researched and impeccably written text. While dense in terms of the information and discussion Read more...

 
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