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The Resource The system : who owns the internet, and how it owns us, James Ball

The system : who owns the internet, and how it owns us, James Ball

Label
The system : who owns the internet, and how it owns us
Title
The system
Title remainder
who owns the internet, and how it owns us
Statement of responsibility
James Ball
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The internet is a network of physical cables and connections, a web of wires enmeshing the world, linking huge data centres to one another and eventually to us. All are owned by someone, financed by someone, regulated by someone. We refer to the internet as abstract from reality. By doing so, we obscure where the real power lies. In this powerful and necessary book, James Ball sets out on a global journey into the inner workings of the system. From the computer scientists to the cable guys, the billionaire investors to the ad men, the intelligence agencies to the regulators, these are the reallife figures powering the internet and pulling the strings of our society. Ball brilliantly shows how an invention once hailed as a democratising force has concentrated power in places it already existed that the system, in other words, remains the same as it did before
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Ball, James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Internet industry
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
Label
The system : who owns the internet, and how it owns us, James Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The mechanics -- 1. The architects -- 2. The cable guys -- 3. The custodians -- Part two. The money -- 4. The money men -- 5. The ad men -- Part three. The melee -- 6. The cyber warriors -- 7. The rulemakers -- 8. The resistance -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781526607256
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The system : who owns the internet, and how it owns us, James Ball
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The mechanics -- 1. The architects -- 2. The cable guys -- 3. The custodians -- Part two. The money -- 4. The money men -- 5. The ad men -- Part three. The melee -- 6. The cyber warriors -- 7. The rulemakers -- 8. The resistance -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781526607256
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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