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  • How Not to Network a Nation
    How Not to Network a Nation (English, Paperback) Benjamin Peters

    Between 1959 and 1989, Soviet scientists and officials made numerous attempts to network their nation -- to construct a nationwide computer network. None of these attempts succeeded, and the enterprise had been abandoned by the time the Soviet Union fell apart. Meanwhile, ARPANET, the American precursor to the Internet, went online in 1969. Why did the Soviet network, with top-level scientists and...

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  • Open Space
    Open Space (English, Hardback) Mariel Borowitz

    An examination of environmental satellite data sharing policies, offering a model of data-sharing policy development, case and practical recommendations for increasing global data sharing....

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  • Decoding the Social World
    Decoding the Social World (English, Hardback) Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    How data science and the analysis of networks help us solve the puzzle of unintended consequences....

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  • Hate Spin
    Hate Spin (English, Hardback) Cherian George

    In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic threat, spreading anti-Muslim rhetoric into mainstream politics. In Indonesia, Muslim absolutists urge suppression of churches and minority sects, fostering a climate of rising intolerance. In India, Narendra Modi's radical supporters instigate communal riots and academic censorship in pursuit of their Hindu...

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  • Virtual Economies
    Virtual Economies (English, Hardback) Vili Lehdonvirta, Edward Castronova

    How the basic concepts of economics -- including markets, institutions, and money -- can be used to create and analyze economies based on virtual goods....

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  • Big Data Is Not a Monolith
    Big Data Is Not a Monolith (English, Paperback) Cassidy R. Sugimoto

    Big data is ubiquitous but heterogeneous. Big data can be used to tally clicks and traffic on web pages, find patterns in stock trades, track consumer preferences, identify linguistic correlations in large corpuses of texts. This book examines big data not as an undifferentiated whole but contextually, investigating the varied challenges posed by big data for health, science, law, commerce, and...

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  • Traversing Digital Babel
    Traversing Digital Babel (English, Hardback) Alon Peled

    The computer systems of government agencies are notoriously complex. New technologies are piled on older technologies, creating layers that call to mind an archaeological dig. Obsolete programming languages and closed mainframe designs offer barriers to integration with other agency systems. Worldwide, these unwieldy systems waste billions of dollars, keep citizens from receiving services, and...

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  • Chasing the Tape
    Chasing the Tape (English, Hardback) Onnig H. Dombalagian

    Financial information is a both a public resource and a commodity that market participants produce and distribute in connection with other financial products and services. Legislators, regulators, and other policy makers must therefore balance the goal of making information transparent, accessible, and useful for the collective benefit of society against the need to maintain appropriate incentives...

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  • Big Data Is Not a Monolith
    Big Data Is Not a Monolith (English, Hardback) Cassidy R. Sugimoto

    Perspectives on the varied challenges posed by big data for health, science, law, commerce, and politics....

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  • How Not to Network a Nation
    How Not to Network a Nation (English, Hardback) Benjamin Peters

    Between 1959 and 1989, Soviet scientists and officials made numerous attempts to network their nation -- to construct a nationwide computer network. None of these attempts succeeded, and the enterprise had been abandoned by the time the Soviet Union fell apart. Meanwhile, ARPANET, the American precursor to the Internet, went online in 1969. Why did the Soviet network, with top-level scientists and...

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  • Regulating the Cloud
    Regulating the Cloud (English, Paperback) Christopher S. Yoo

    The emergence of cloud computing marks the moment when computing has become, materially and symbolically, infrastructure -- a sociotechnical system that is ubiquitous, essential, and foundational. Increasingly integral to the operation of other critical infrastructures, such as transportation, energy, and finance, it functions, in effect, as a meta-infrastructure. As such, the cloud raises a...

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  • Hate Spin
    Hate Spin (English, Paperback) Cherian George

    How right-wing political entrepreneurs around the world use religious offense -- both given and taken -- to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents....

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    Regulating the Cloud (English, Hardback) Christopher S. Yoo

    The emergence of cloud computing marks the moment when computing has become, materially and symbolically, infrastructure -- a sociotechnical system that is ubiquitous, essential, and foundational. Increasingly integral to the operation of other critical infrastructures, such as transportation, energy, and finance, it functions, in effect, as a meta-infrastructure. As such, the cloud raises a...

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  • Privacy on the Ground
    Privacy on the Ground (English, Hardback) Kenneth A. Bamberger, Deirdre K. Mulligan

    Barely a week goes by without a new privacy revelation or scandal. Whether by hackers or spy agencies or social networks, violations of our personal information have shaken entire industries, corroded relations among nations, and bred distrust between democratic governments and their citizens. Polls reflect this concern, and show majorities for more, broader, and stricter regulation -- to put more...

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  • Virtual Economies (English, Paperback) Vili Lehdonvirta, Edward Castronova

    In the twenty-first-century digital world, virtual goods are sold for real money. Digital game players happily pay for avatars, power-ups, and other game items. But behind every virtual sale, there is a virtual economy, simple or complex. In this book, Vili Lehdonvirta and Edward Castronova introduce the basic concepts of economics into the game developer's and game designer's toolkits....

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