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The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch

Laura DeNardis


The Internet has leapt from human-facing display screens into the material objects all around us. In this so-called Internet of Things—connecting everything from cars to cardiac monitors to home appliances—there is no longer a meaningful distinction between physical and virtual worlds. Everything is connected. The social and economic benefits are tremendous, but there is a downside: an outage in cyberspace can result not only in a loss of communication but also potentially a loss of life. Control of this infrastructure has become a proxy for political power, since countries can easily reach ac ... More

Keywords: Internet, connection, cyberspace, communication, political power, control, privacy, democracy, national security, cyber policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300233070
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300233070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura DeNardis, author
American University

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