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Title Access controlled : the shaping of power, rights, and rule in cyberspace / Ronald Deibert [and others], editors
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 617 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Information revolution and global politics
Information revolution & global politics.
Contents Part I: Access controlled: theory and analysis -- Beyond denial: introducing next-generation information access controls / Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski -- Control and subversion in Russian cyberspace / Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski -- The EU data retention directive in an era of internet surveillance / Hal Roberts and John Palfrey -- Barriers to cooperation: an analysis of the origins of international efforts to protect children online / Nart Villeneuve -- Intermediary censorship / Ethan Zuckerman -- Protecting privacy and expression online: can the global network initiative embrace the character of the net? / Colin M. Maclay -- Part II: Country profiles and regional overviews -- Introduction to the country profiles -- Commonwealth of independent states -- CIS overview -- Armenia -- Azerbaijan -- Belarus -- Georgia -- Kazakhstan -- Kyrgystan -- Moldova -- Russia -- Tajikistan -- Turkmenistan -- Ukraine -- Uzbekistan -- Europe -- Europe overview -- France -- Germany -- Italy -- Nordic countries -- Turkey -- United Kingdom -- North America -- United States and Canada overview -- Australia and New Zealand -- Australia and New Zealand overview -- Asia -- Asia overview -- Burma -- China -- Pakistan -- South Korea -- Middle East and North Africa -- MENA overview -- Egypt -- Iran -- Saudi Arabia -- Syria -- Tunisia -- United Arab Emirates
Summary Internet filtering, censorship of Web content, and online surveillance are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication around the world, in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous "Great Firewall of China" is one of the first national Internet filtering systems. Today the new tools for Internet controls that are emerging go beyond mere denial of information. These new techniques, which aim to normalize (or even legalize) Internet control, include targeted viruses and the strategically timed deployment of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, surveillance at key points of the Internet's infrastructure, take-down notices, stringent terms of usage policies, and national information shaping strategies. The book, a project from the OpenNet Initiative (ONI), offers six substantial chapters that analyze Internet control in both Western and Eastern Europe and a section of shorter regional reports and country profiles drawn from material gathered by the ONI around the world through a combination of technical interrogation and field research methods
Analysis INFORMATION SCIENCE/Internet Studies
Notes Report from the OpenNet Initiative
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Computers -- Access control.
Cyberspace -- Government policy.
Internet -- Censorship.
Internet -- Government policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Deibert, Ronald.
Palfrey, John, 1919-1979.
Rohozinski, Rafal.
Zittrain, Jonathan (Jonathan L.), 1969-
OpenNet Initiative.
LC no. 2009049632
ISBN 0262266032 (electronic bk.)
9780262266031 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)