Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom

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The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the web’s empowering role in events such as the Arab Spring, there are many more about the quiet corrosion of civil liberties by companies and governments using the same digital technologies we have come to depend upon.

Sudden changes in Facebook’s features and privacy settings have exposed identities of protestors to police in Egypt and Iran. Apple removes politically controversial apps at the behest of governments as well as for its own commercial reasons. Dozens of Western companies sell surveillance technology to dictatorships around the world. Google struggles with censorship demands from governments in a range of countries—many of them democracies—as well as mounting public concern over the vast quantities of information it collects about its users.
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Creeping Failure: How We Broke the Internet and What We Can Do to Fix It

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The Internet is often called a superhighway, but it may be more analogous to a city: an immense tangle of streets, highways, and interchanges, lined with homes and businesses, playgrounds and theatres. We may not physically live in this city, but most of us spend a lot of time there, and even pay rents and fees to hold property in it.

But the Internet is not a city of the 21st century. Jeffrey Hunker, an internationally known expert in cyber-security and counter-terrorism policy, argues that the Internet of today is, in many ways, equivalent to the burgeoning cities of the early Industrial Revolution: teeming with energy but also with new and previously unimagined dangers, and lacking the technical and political infrastructures to deal with these problems. In a world where change of our own making has led to unexpected consequences, why have we failed, at our own peril, to address these consequences?
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DNS Security: Hacking and Defending the Domain Name System

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DNS Security: Hacking and Defending the Domain Name System provides tactics on how to secure a Domain Name System (DNS) framework by exploring common DNS vulnerabilities using real-world examples of DNS exploits and providing step-by-step guidelines for securing the infrastructure.

The book is a timely reference as DNS is an integral part of the Internet that translates IP addresses into easily remembered domain names. The book focuses entirely on the security aspects of DNS, combining internal and external data to analyze and effectively prioritize network threats. It shows how to build a security infrastructure based around intelligence, demonstrating how theory can work in real-life situations. Presents a multi-platform approach, covering Linux, BSD, and Windows DNS security tipsDemonstrates how to implement DNS Security tools, including numerous screen shots and configuration examplesProvides a timely reference on DNS, an integral part of the Internet that translates IP addresses into easily remembered domain namesIncludes information of interest to those working in 4DNS, authoritative services, BIND files, buffer overflows, DDoS Attacks, firewalls, transaction signatures, and version control, amongst other topics

Software Security: Building Security In

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"When it comes to software security, the devil is in the details. This book tackles the details."
–Bruce Schneier, CTO and founder, Counterpane, and author of Beyond Fear and Secrets and Lies

"McGraw's book shows you how to make the 'culture of security' part of your development lifecycle."
–Howard A. Schmidt, Former White House Cyber Security Advisor
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Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information

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Third Edition (2014) Sheds New Light on Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis.

Author Michael Bazzell has been well known and respected in government circles for his ability to locate personal information about any target through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). In this book, he shares his methods in great detail. Each step of his process is explained throughout sixteen chapters of specialized websites, application programming interfaces, and software solutions. Based on his live and online video training at IntelTechniques.com, over 250 resources are identified with narrative tutorials and screen captures.
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