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            The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom: Spies, Lies and the War for the Internet
             

            The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom: Spies, Lies and the War for the Internet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fisher, David

            "From a lonely boy's bedroom in Germany to the penthouses of Hong Kong, from Wellington's Beehive to Washington's corridors of power, from the sedate suburb of Coatesville to the motor racing tracks of Europe, this is the untold story of the charismatic internet tycoon who has dr...iven governments to distraction while winning the affection of internet users worldwide and a large number of the New Zealand public. It recounts not only the high profile political and legal battles but also the behind the scenes domestic life of a man who has more wealth than he can spend in New Zealand and who once escaped to Europe for winter - and took his cars and furniture with him. Written by David Fisher, who has covered the story from the start for the New Zealand Herald , and who won the 2013 Reporter of the Year award in part for his coverage of the story, the book is not an authorised biography but has been written with the full co-operation of Kim Dotcom, who granted the author hours of exclusive interviews. The book also reveals: why Hollywood is obsessed with Dotcom; why he and wife Mona decided to settle in New Zealand; the full story of the dawn raid; what happened to Dotcom in jail; the truth about John Banks and Dotcom; and where The Hobbit comes into it"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9780473259433
            Published NZ 29 Oct 2013
            Publisher Misc - Warehouse
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            Unfreedom of the Press

            Unfreedom of the Press (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levin, Mark R.

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            Six-time New York Times bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin trounces the news media (The Washington Times) in this timely and groundbreaking book demonstrating how the great tradition of American free press has degenerated into a standardless professio...n that has squandered the faith and trust of the public. Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. In Levin's finest work (Breitbart), he shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within--not through actions of government officials, but with its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism. With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes you on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This is followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or another. It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the 20th century that the supposed objectivity of the press first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
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            ISBN 9781476773469
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Hacktivists, and Cypherpunks Are Freeing the World's Information
              

            This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Hacktivists, and Cypherpunks Are Freeing the World's Information (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greenberg, Andy

            • RRP: $37.99
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            From Australia to Iceland - organisations like Wikileaks, Openleaks, and Anonymous are just some of the more familiar groups that are enabling whistleblowers and transforming the next generation's notion of what activism can be. The revolution won't be televised. It'll be online.

            ISBN 9780753540510
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2012
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Free Speech And Why It Matters

            Free Speech And Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Doyle, Andrew

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            Andrew Doyle on why freedom of speech matters in this balanced, articulate and timely polemic. Pithy yet exacting: these 20,000 words may even change the way you think...

            ISBN 9780349135380
            Released NZ 25 May 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech of Australia
             

            Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Carolyn; Stone, Adrienne

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            Recently the alarm has been raised - basic freedoms are under attack in our universities. A generation of 'snowflake' students are shutting out ideas that challenge their views. Ideologically motivated academics are promoting propaganda at the expense of rigorous research and bal...anced teaching. Universities are caving in and denying platforms to 'problematic' public speakers. Is this true, or is it panic and exaggeration? Carolyn Evans and Adrienne Stone deftly investigate the arguments, analysing recent controversies and delving into the history of the university. They consider the academy's core values and purpose, why it has historically given higher protection to certain freedoms, and how competing legal, ethical and practical claims can restrict free expression. This book asks the necessary questions and responds with thoughtful, reasoned answers. Are universities responsible for helping students to thrive in a free intellectual climate? Are public figures who work outside of academia owed an audience? Does a special duty of care exist for students and faculty targeted by hostile speech? And are high-profile cases diverting attention from more complex, serious threats to freedom in universities - such as those posed by domestic and foreign governments, industry partners and donors?
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            ISBN 9781760641634
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Black Inc
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            We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

            We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent (Paperback)

            By Malik, Nesrine

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            A radical and thought-provoking polemic which examines the foundational myths at the centre of current culture wars

            ISBN 9781474610421
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (And Why)
             

            Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China's Version of Twitter (And Why) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ng, Jason Q.

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            What did Chinese authorities do in July 2009 when tensions between the predominantly Muslim population of China's Xinjiang province and authorities escalated into violent riots? They turned off the Internet in Xinjiang. This inspired China scholar Jason Q. Ng to devise a computer... script to test all 700,000 terms in Chinese Wikipedia to see which ones are routinely censored on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, which currently has over 300 million users. The result was the groundbreaking and highly praised Blocked on Weibo blog, expanded here into a book. Ranging from fairly obvious words, such as tank (a reference to the Tank Man who stared down the Chinese army in Tiananmen Square) and the names of top government officials (if they can't be found online, they can't be criticized), to deeply obscure terms, such as The Four Gentlemen (though it means a set of four traditional flowers, it can also refer to various quartets of dissidents) and hairy bacon (a coded insult for Mao's embalmed body), Blocked on Weibo collects many of the phrases that could get a Chinese Internet user invited to the local police station for a cup of tea --a euphemism for being illegally detained by the authorities. An invaluable guide to sensitive topics in modern-day China, Blocked on Weibo exposes the fissures between the idealized society that Chinese authorities dream of having and the actual one that Chinese netizens are creating each day.
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            ISBN 9781595588715
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2013
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace
             

            Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Deibert, Ronald; Palfrey, John; Rohozinski, Rafal; Zittrain, Jonathan; Foreword by Haraszti, Miklos

            Reports on a new generation of Internet controls that establish a new normative terrain in which surveillance and censorship are routine.

            ISBN 9780262514354
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Information Revolution and Global Politics
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            The Blasphemer: The Price I Paid for Rejecting Islam

            The Blasphemer: The Price I Paid for Rejecting Islam (Hardback)

            By Al-Husseini, Waleed

            The Infuriating Tale Of A Young Palestinian Punished For Exercising His Freedom Of Speech. Like many of his generation, Waleed Al-Husseini began a blog in his twenties. However, unlike many, Waleed also had the misfortune of having been a blogger in Palestine; worse yet, he often... criticized Islam and its adherentsand declared himself an apostatein his writings. The Palestinian Authority did not take well to this and eventually put Waleed in jail without a trial or even a wisp of legal justification. As if this was not bad enough, they placed Waleed in solitary confinement. This state of affairs continued for 11 months. Over the course of this time, Waleed was tortured and suffered innumerable indignities and deprivations simply for having the audacity to speak his mind. Eventually his unjust imprisonment began to draw international attention from foreign governments and human rights organizations, which pressured the Palestinian Authority and finally forced it to provide him a trial and parole. After being paroled, Waleed fled Palestine, first to Jordan and then to France, where he has become an outspoken advocate for freedom of speech and a critic of the state of contemporary Islam. The Blasphemer is a sobering, impassioned recounting of this Kafkaesque experience as well as a searing polemic against the corruption and hypocrisy that define contemporary Palestine.
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            ISBN 9781628726756
            Released NZ 9 May 2017
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us

            Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us (Hardback)

            By Trump Jr., Donald

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            The author exposes all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online shadow banning to fake accusations of hate speech. No topic is spared from political correctness.

            ISBN 9781546086031
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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