Internet Wars: The Struggle for Power in the 21st Century

Internet Wars: The Struggle for Power in the 21st Century

Fergus Hanson

Language: English

Pages: 195


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Vivid, bold and brisk, Internet Wars traces one of the most critical emerging power struggles of the 21st century, the battle to control the internet.

Already exploitation of this super-network has helped create the world's most valuable company, toppled governments, led to the largest wealth transfer in history, and created the most extensive global surveillance system ever known.

Google's Eric Schmidt described the internet as 'the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand'. Yet only by understanding the broad currents of the internet's growth will we be able to secure its vitality and promise into the future.

Internet Wars is a call to action for a more informed debate about a contest that will profoundly affect us all for generations to come.

'... thoughtfully portrays how power structures are being twisted, bent and broken by people and institutions who are Internet-smart' - Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

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Active learning techniques.’ The results for White were very promising: ‘Students are using the online materials, participating actively in the class, and their exam scores are significantly higher than when the course was taught in conventional lecture format – all without me giving a single 50-minute lecture!’193 Several other iterations have also been tried.194 In 2013, Indiana University experimented with BOOCs (Big Online Open Courses) for up to 500 students, with the aim of generating.

Left to wonder what this day will bring. Yet, when my meeting starts, the room’s focused-vibe changes as my youthful host and her colleagues talk dynamically and intelligently about the new world of online campaigning. Welcome to Purpose, an intriguing new player on the activist landscape. Dubbing itself the creator of twenty-first century movements, its website makes the modest claim that ‘Purpose moves people to remake the world.’ Consistent with the lofty ambitions suggested by its name,.

Reported that instructions typically come in the following form: “Don’t spread rumours, don’t believe in rumours”, or “Influence public understanding of X event”, “Promote the correct direction of public opinion on XXXX”, “Explain and clarify XX event; avoid the appearance of untrue or illegal remarks”, “For the detrimental social effect created by the recent XX event, focus on guiding the thoughts of netizens in the correct direction of XXXX”.366 Harvard’s Jon Penney says: China’s Ministry of.

Key internet domain name functions.431 For The Wall Street Journal, ‘The action is viewed as a response to increasing international concern about U.S. control over the internet’s structure, particularly in light of the recent disclosures about surveillance by the NSA and other U.S. intelligence agencies.’432 The actions of the United States have raised concern among many wavering states about the surveillance operations conducted on their governments and citizens. It has also triggered questions.

Have a strong incentive to steal as much foreign intellectual property as they can get away with. In countries with more open economies that have undergone privatization of state assets, there is unlikely to be the same motivation for governments to steal commercial secrets on behalf of corporations. Even here the situation is not perfectly clear-cut: in April 2015, Airbus alleged industrial espionage by the German foreign intelligence agency (BND) acting on behalf of the NSA.472 What is still.

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