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The Darkening Web - The War for Cyberspace

Alexander Klimburg

"A chilling but well-informed and readable tour of cyber interdependence. Anyone interested in our growing global vulnerabilities should read this book." —Joseph S. Nye, Jr., author of The Future of Power No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict—ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war—but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today—and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War—and quite

"A chilling but well-informed and readable tour of cyber interdependence. Anyone interested in our growing global vulnerabilities should read this book." —Joseph S. Nye, Jr., author of The Future of Power No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict—ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war—but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today—and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War—and quite
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"A chilling but well-informed and readable tour of cyber interdependence. Anyone interested in our growing global vulnerabilities should read this book." —Joseph S. Nye, Jr., author of The Future of Power No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict—ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war—but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today—and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War—and quite

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kaleo Griffith

Length:

15h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:32


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:12


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:07


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:13


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:38


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:35


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:28


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:19


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:34


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:32


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:52


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:34


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:38


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:34


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:54


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:38


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:10


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:51


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:31


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:29


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:39


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:59


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:54


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:23


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:07


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:38


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:43


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:36


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:07


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:40


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:39


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:15


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:49


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:40


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:53


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:24


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:41


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

00:35