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The Revolution will be Digitised: Dispatches from &hellip by Heather Brooke
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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… Read more