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The internet con : how to seize the means of computation  Cover Image Book Book

The internet con : how to seize the means of computation / Cory Doctorow.

Doctorow, Cory, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781804291245
  • ISBN: 1804291242
  • Physical Description: 192 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Verso, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How big tech got big -- Network effects vs. switching costs -- Copyright wars, cybercrime, terrorism, human trafficking and other gifts to big -- Interop : from computer science to the real world -- Standards and mandates : what's behind the shield of boringness? -- Adversarial interop : guerrilla warfare and reverse engineering -- Jam tomorrow : life after we seize the means of computation -- Jam today : how we'll get there -- What about privacy? -- What about harassment? -- What about algorithmic radicalization? -- What about child sexual abuse material, nonconsensual pornography and terrorist materials? -- What about warranties? -- What about poor countries? -- What about blockchain?
Summary, etc.:
"This is a call to arms about how to bring the big online platforms to their knees. It concerns the question of interoperability: the way that Facebook, Twitter etc make it very difficult for you to move and own your data. Doctorow shows that this is not a problem of technology but of law, business and apathy in face of growing monopolies. He covers ground such as anti-trust, and how the platforms deal with take down orders. Through this he shows how the FANGS became too powerful - and show us what we can do about it!"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Internet industry.
Internetworking (Telecommunication)
Internet > Social aspects.
Information society.

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