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How the Internet Really Works (An Illustrated Guide to Protocols, Privacy, Censorship, and Governance)

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An accessible, comic book-like, illustrated introduction to how the internet works under the hood, designed to give people a basic understanding of the technical aspects of the Internet that they need in order to advocate for digital rights.

The internet has profoundly changed interpersonal communication, but most of us don't really understand how it works. What enables information to travel across the internet? Can we really be anonymous and private online? Who controls the internet, and why is that important? And... what's with all the cats?

How the Internet Really Works answers these questions and more. Using clear language and whimsical illustrations, the authors translate highly technical topics into accessible, engaging prose that demystifies the world's most intricately linked computer network. Alongside a feline guide named Catnip, you'll learn about:

    The "How-What-Why" of nodes, packets, and internet protocols
    Cryptographic techniques to ensure the secrecy and integrity of your data
    Censorship, ways to monitor it, and means for circumventing it
    Cybernetics, algorithms, and how computers make decisions
    Centralization of internet power, its impact on democracy, and how it hurts human rights
    Internet governance, and ways to get involved

This book is also a call to action, laying out a roadmap for using your newfound knowledge to influence the evolution of digitally inclusive, rights-respecting internet laws and policies.

Whether you're a citizen concerned about staying safe online, a civil servant seeking to address censorship, an advocate addressing worldwide freedom of expression issues, or simply someone with a cat-like curiosity about network infrastructure, you will be delighted -- and enlightened -- by Catnip's felicitously fun guide to understanding how the internet really works!

This book title, How the Internet Really Works (An Illustrated Guide to Protocols, Privacy, Censorship, and Governance), ISBN: 9781718500297, by Article 19, Mallory Knodel, Ulrike Uhlig, Niels ten Oever, Corinne Cath, published by No Starch Press (December 15, 2020) is available in hardcover. Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. All standard bulk book orders ship FREE in the continental USA and delivered in 4-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available.

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Author:
Article 19, Mallory Knodel, Ulrike Uhlig, Niels ten Oever, Corinne Cath
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
120
Publisher:
No Starch Press (July 14, 2020)
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781718500297
ISBN-10:
1718500297
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19.8oz
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8.25" x 10.25" x 0.55"
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24
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