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Consent of the Networked : The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
by Rebecca MacKinnon




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The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the web s empowering role in events such as the Arab Spring, there are many more about the quiet corrosion of civil liberties by companies and governments using the same digital technologies we have come to depend upon. In "Consent of the Networked," journalist and Internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it is time to fight for our rights before they are sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. Every day, the corporate sovereigns of cyberspace (Google and Facebook, among others) make decisions that affect our physical freedombut without our consent. Yet the traditional solution to unaccountable corporate behaviorgovernment regulationcannot stop the abuse of digital power on its own, and sometimes even contributes to it.

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Overview

The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the web s empowering role in events such as the Arab Spring, there are many more about the quiet corrosion of civil liberties by companies and governments using the same digital technologies we have come to depend upon. In "Consent of the Networked," journalist and Internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it is time to fight for our rights before they are sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. Every day, the corporate sovereigns of cyberspace (Google and Facebook, among others) make decisions that affect our physical freedombut without our consent. Yet the traditional solution to unaccountable corporate behaviorgovernment regulationcannot stop the abuse of digital power on its own, and sometimes even contributes to it.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780465063758
  • ISBN-10: 0465063756
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 314
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


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