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Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date April 23, 2013
Pages 314
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465063758
ISBN-10 0465063756
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
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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 freedom—but without our consent. Yet the traditional solution to unaccountable corporate behavior—government regulation—cannot stop the abuse of digital power on its own, and sometimes even contributes to it.

A clarion call to action, Consent of the Networked shows that it is time to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers people, and address the urgent question of how technology should be governed to support the rights and liberties of users around the world.

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Reprint edition from Basic Books (April 23, 2013)
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About: The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not.

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