By Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT Press|MIT Press||Adult NonfictionComputer TechnologyLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 18.01.2013Street date: 28.02.2014
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These controls can involve legal and normative pressures and regulations designed to inculcate an environment of self-censorship. Others, like denial-of-service attacks, result in Web sites and services becoming unavailable, often during times of heightened political activity. Still others, like mass blogging by political activists on opposition Web sites, cannot be characterized as an attack per se, although the outcome of silencing these Web sites is as effective as traditional filtering (if not more so).
These technologies have the potential to enable regime change, as demonstrated by the eponymous color revolutions in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. By the same token, state actors have also come to recognize that these technologies make opposition movements vulnerable, and that disruption, intimidation, and disinformation can also cause these movements to fragment and fail. The failure of opposition movements in Belarus and Azerbaijan to ignite a wider social mobilization, along with the role that targeted information controls played in fragmenting and limiting the effectiveness of these movements, also points to the possible trajectory in which controls aimed at Russian cyberspace may be moving.
The ONI is grateful to MIT Press: William Drake, Ernest Wilson III, Marguerite Avery, and Ellen Sklar. , Wilhelmina Peter, Janice Stein, James Tay, Jeremy Vernon, Nart Villeneuve, and Greg Walton. The Berkman Center would like to thank Nagib AlHadi, Renata Avila, Catherine Bracy, Andrea Calderaro, Rafik Dammak, J. C. DeMartin, Zsuzsa Detrekíi, Alexey Dolin-skiy, Eric Fish, Charles Frentz, Effi Fuks, Urs Gasser, Joshua Goldstein, Cicek Gurkan, Sanjana Hattotuwa, Eric Johnson, Ismael Kahtan, Mohamed Keita, Colin Maclay, Ladan Mahabadi, Persephone Miel, Katitza Rodriguez Pereda, Elfine Peterson, Daniel Rosenberg, Anas Qtiesh, Amin Sabeti, Zinta Saulkalns, Gbenga Sesan, Chris Soghoian, Firuzeh Shookoh Valle, Kanupriya Tehawari, Shiham Thabreez, Kate von Achen, Sally Walkerman, Seth Young, Ethan Zuckerman, Yushu Zhou.
Access Controlled. The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace by Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT Press|MIT Press||Adult NonfictionComputer TechnologyLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 18.01.2013Street date: 28.02.2014