RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Internet Computing
YR 2013
VO 17
SP 6
TI Internet Censorship and Control [Guest editors' introduction]
A1 Hal Roberts,
A1 Steven J. Murdoch,
K1 Special issues and sections
K1 Internet
K1 Privacy
K1 Best practices
K1 Government policies
K1 Computer security
K1 Access control
K1 Surveillance
K1 surveillance
K1 censorship
K1 control
K1 internet governance
AB The Internet is a battleground where fights for technical, social, and political control are waged, including between governments and their citizens, between separate governments, and between competing commercial interests. This issue examines the challenges of Internet governance, current practices, and limitations in the existing structures of control. In particular, it shows how the practice of censorship has become more widespread, but authorities being more transparent in their actions and policies, combined with independent verification that authorities are being honest, can reduce the risks. However, there are challenges in monitoring censorship, and this issue examines how technical, political, legal, and economic analysis can be combined to hold governments to account for their actions.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1089-7801
LA English
DO 10.1109/MIC.2013.51
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2013.51