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Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

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The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the webs 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Rebecca MacKinnon works on global internet policy as a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. She is co-founder of Global Voices Online, a global citizen media network that amplifies online citizen voices from around the world. She is also on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists and worked for CNN in Beijing for nine years. Recently, she was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Universitys Center for Information Technology Policy. MacKinnon is frequently interviewed by major media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Financial Times, National Public Radio, BBC, and other news outlets. She lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Paperback Edition

Preface

Introduction: After the Revolution

PART ONE: DISRUPTIONS

1. Consent and Sovereignty

Corporate Superpowers

Legitimacy

2. Rise of the Digital Commons

The Technical Commons

Activism

Balance of Power

PART TWO: CONTROL 2.0

3. Networked Authoritarianism

How Chinas Censorship Works

Authoritarian Deliberation

Western Fantasies Versus Reality

4. Variants and Permutations

“Constitutional” Technology

Corporate Collaboration

Divide and Conquer

Digital Bonapartism

PART THREE: DEMOCRACYS CHALLENGES

5. Eroding Accountability

Surveillance

WikiLeaks and the Fate of Controversial Speech

6. Democratic Censorship

Intentions Versus Consequences

Saving the Children

7. Copywars

Shunning Due Process

Aiding Authoritarianism

Lobbynomics

PART FOUR: SOVEREIGNS OF CYBERSPACE

8. Corporate Censorship

Net Neutrality

Mobile Complications

Big Brother Apple

9. Do No Evil

Chinese Lessons

Flickr Fail

Buzz Bust

Privacy and Facebook

10. Facebookistan and Googledom

Double Edge

Inside the Leviathan

Google Governance

Implications

PART FIVE: WHAT I S TO BE DONE?

11. Trust, but Verify

The Regulation Problem

Shared Value

The Global Network Initiative

Lessons from Other Industries

12. In Search of “Internet Freedom” Policy

Washington Squabbles

Goals and Methods

Democratic Discord

Civil Society Pushes Back

13. Global Internet Governance

The United Nations Problem

ICANN—Can You?

14. Building a Netizen-Centric Internet

Strengthening the Netizen Commons

Expanding the Technical Commons

Utopianism Versus Reality

Getting Political

Corporate Transparency and Netizen Engagement

Personal Responsibility

Afterword to the Paperback Edition

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465063758
Author:
Mackinnon, Rebecca
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
MacKinnon, Rebecca
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Computers Reference-Social Aspects
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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