Consent of the Networked

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom is a book written by Rebecca MacKinnon and released in 2012. It discusses internet censorship and the ways in which companies which manage internet communication are assuming responsibilities formerly held by governments.

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
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AuthorRebecca MacKinnon
CountryUnited States
SubjectInternet censorship
PublisherBasic Books
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The review published in The Wall Street Journal described Consent of the Networked as "an excellent survey of the Internet's major fault lines".[1] John Naughton's review in The Guardian said that the book will "find its way on to reading lists in political science" for those interested in the relationship between Internet and the government.[2] Rachel Bridgewater's review in the Library Journal states, "She uses many real-life examples and anecdotes to illustrate the complex web of policy and technical infrastructure that allows governments and corporate interests to censor, surveil, and otherwise impede free expression and individual liberty."[3]

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  1. ^ Allnutt, Luke (15 February 2012). "Book Review: Consent of the Networked -". The Wall Street Journal. New York. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. ^ John Naughton (25 February 2012). "Tech giants have power to be political masters as well as our web ones". The Guardian. London. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. ^ Bridgewater, Rachel (2012). "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom". Library Journal.

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