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Consent of the Networked

Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie interviews Rebecca MacKinnon, author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom. MacKinnon, a former reporter for CNN, based in China, touches upon that nation’s “great firewall” that blocks out all web content the government finds potentially dangerous. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are all unavailable in China, although the country has its own internal versions of these web platforms.

Besides censorship issues, MacKinnon also addresses how your privacy can be invaded, say if you post “drunken party pictures” on your Facebook page. Threats loom from both government agencies and overreaching corporations.

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