Access Denied. The Practice and Policy of Global Internet by Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT

By Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT Press|MIT Press||Adult NonfictionPoliticsLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 05.06.2012Street date: 05.06.2012

A learn of web blocking off and filtering around the globe: analyses by way of best researchers and survey effects that rfile filtering practices in dozens of nations.

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The system that facilitates a state’s Internet filtering can also be configured to enable the state to track citizens’ Web surfing or to listen in on their conversations, whether lawful or unlawful. A Tale of Many Internets Tunisia is not a special case. More than three dozen states around the world now filter the Internet. This book contains the results of the first systematic, academically rigorous global study of all known state-mandated Internet filtering practices. Previously, the OpenNet Initiative and others have reported only anecdotally or sporadically on the scope of Internet filtering.

Decisively identifying the motives of filtering activity is often impossible, particularly as the impact of filtering can simultaneously touch a host of social and political processes. That being said, it probably would be a mistake to attribute the filtering of religious and ethnic content solely to biases against minority groups, as these movements also represent a political threat to the ruling regimes. A Survey of Global Filtering Strategies, Transparency, and Consistency There are many techniques used to block access to Internet content.

China institutes by far the most extensive filtering regime in the world, with blocking occurring at multiple levels of the network and spanning a wide range of topics. Singapore, by contrast, despite a widely publicized filtering program, in fact blocks access to only a handful of sites. Each of the sites blocked in Singapore is pornographic in nature. Several states, including some in central Asia, filter only temporarily when elections or other key moments make the control of the information environment most important to the state.

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