On Sale: May 2, 2016
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Non-Fiction Political | Non-Fiction Philosphy | Non-Fiction
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 policymakers, blocking
and filtering content, and retaining and storing personal
data ? at the cost of individual access and privacy.
In this compelling account, Monica Horten confronts
the deepening cooperation between large companies and the
state. 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.
The Closing of the Net boldly tackles the
controversies surrounding individual rights today. It is
essential reading for anyone concerned with present and
future Internet policy and its effects on our freedoms.
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