Ronald J. Deibert

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Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society

In the 2020 CBC Massey Lectures, bestselling author and renowned technology and security expert Ronald J. Deibert exposes the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the … 339 View
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Introduction

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In the introduction, Deibert explores our dependence on smart phones and the internet, and the anxiety that this can cause. He also discusses social media, cyberwarfare, data breaches, and how we … 28 $2.80 Add
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The Market for Our Minds

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Chapter 1 explores the economic engine that underlies social media: the personal data surveillance economy. Social media platforms describe themselves in many different, seemingly benign ways: … 40 $4.00 Add
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Toxic Addiction Machines

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Chapter 2 examines the interplay between social media and social psychology. The job of social media engineers is to design their products in such a way as to capture and retain users’ … 55 $5.50 Add
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A Great Lead Forward… for the Abuse of Power

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Chapter 3 broadens out and scrutinizes the ways in which social media and other related digital technologies have contributed to what Deibert calls a “great leap forward in technologies of … 58 $5.80 Add
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Burning Data

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Chapter 4 turns to the often overlooked and largely obscured physical and material infrastructure of social media and the communications ecosystem. Although we tend to think of social media and … 47 $4.70 Add
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Retreat, Reform, Restraint

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In the final chapter, the author turns to the question “What is to be done?” The negative implications of social media are increasingly acknowledged and well documented. But what to … 68 $6.80 Add