The Closing of the Net

The Closing of the Net

Book - 2016
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How are political decisions influencing the future direction of internet communication? As the interests of powerful businesses become more embedded in the online world, so these corporations seek greater exemption from liability. They are manipulating governments and policy-makers, blocking and filtering content, and retaining and storing personal data at the cost of individual access and privacy. Monica Horten confronts the deepening cooperation between large companies and the State. She looks at a number of case studies related to privacy, net neutrality, filtering and copyright. Corrupt political manoeuvrings, she argues, suggest that the original vision of a free and democratic internet is rapidly being eclipsed by a closed, market-led, heavily monitored online ecosystem. And the results are chilling.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781509506897
1509506896
9781509506880
1509506888
Branch Call Number: 303.483 H82c
Characteristics: xi, 202 pages ; 22 cm

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