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This guide is a work in progress! It was originally for a section of DTC 356 in the fall of 2016. Now its a jumble of stuff about text mining that I add stuff to occasionally. Its on the #ToDo list to curate it a bit more...
"A group of researchers in Canada and India have lost a paper on vaccine hesitancy and Covid-19 because they didn’t have the proper license to mine a database of news articles used in the study. " 7/30/2021
The Closing of the Net / Monica Horton
Available in print and as an ebook. Cliick more for the full description, but its about "As the interests of powerful businesses become more embedded in the online world, so these corporations seek greater exemption from liability. They are manipulating governments and policy-makers, blocking and filtering content, and retaining and storing personal data at the cost of individual access and privacy. "
Description: Power and the Internet -- Private Lives, Public Policy -- The PRISM Agenda -- Surveilling Liabilities -- Net Neutrality under pressure -- Filtering Policy -- The Co-Operation Agenda -- Blocking Judgements -- A Dark Cloud -- Closing Pressures.
"How are political decisions influencing the future direction of internet communication? As the interests of powerful businesses become more embedded in the online world, so these corporations seek greater exemption from liability. They are manipulating governments and policy-makers, blocking and filtering content, and retaining and storing personal data at the cost of individual access and privacy. In this compelling account, Monica Horten confronts the deepening cooperation between large companies and the State. She looks at a number of case studies related to privacy, net neutrality, filtering and copyright. Corrupt political manoeuvrings, she argues, suggest that the original vision of a free and democratic internet is rapidly being eclipsed by a closed, market-led, heavily monitored online ecosystem. And the results are chilling. The Closing of the Net boldly tackles the deep and divisive controversies surrounding individual rights today. The book will prove essential reading for anyone concerned with present and future internet policy and its effects on our freedoms"--
Includes bibliographical references and index.