Consent of the Networked (Paperback)
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Short Description for Consent of the Networked The future of your freedom depends on whether you assert your rights within the digital spaces you inhabit. But, as corporations and countries square off on--and over--the internet, the likely losers are us.
- Published: 09 May 2013
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465063758 ISBN 10: 0465063756
- Sales rank: 186,401
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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.