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Review - The Revolution Will Be Digitised, 27 Sep 2011
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Heather Brooke's latest book takes a long, hard, look at the battle for open information in the digital era, and offers a difficult critique of how governments might still just about be winning. The fascinating narrative of the Wikileaks Afghan war logs, Iraq war logs, and Cablegate data leaks, and the effect on all those involved, is threaded through the book.
The vital point is this: the open nature of the internet, that you probably appreciate if you are reading this blog, can be used for good or evil. Governments can use technology to be more transparent, or they can use it to spy on, and suppress, their citizens. It might seem obvious, but it needs someone like Brooke to eloquently drive the point home.
I found "The Revolution will be Digitised" utterly inspiring. It is an excellent expose of one of the key issues of the day, and essential 21st century reading.