The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom (History of Communication) (by Shawn M. Powers, Michael Jablonski)


Author(s): Shawn M. Powers, Michael Jablonski

Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish date: 2015-03-15
ISBN-10: 0252039122
ISBN-13: 9780252039126
Language: English
Description:
Contemporary discussion surrounding the role of the internet in
society is dominated by words like: internet freedom,
surveillance, cybersecurity, Edward Snowden and, most
prolifically, cyber war. Behind the rhetoric of cyber war is an
on-going state-centered battle for control of information
resources. Shawn Powers and Michael Jablonski conceptualize this
real cyber war as the utilization of digital networks for
geopolitical purposes, including covert attacks against another
state's electronic systems, but also, and more importantly, the
variety of ways the internet is used to further a state’s
economic and military… more…

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