As cyberspace has become the arena for political activism, governments are growing more sophisticated in controlling free expression online — from surveillance to filtering. And it’s now becoming harder than ever for human rights activists to outwit the authorities. In their article ‘Cyber wars’, Deibert and Rohozinski call for a ‘paradigm shift’ and ‘new techniques’ to confront the new challenges to free speech.
Deibert and Rohozinski predict that censorship and surveillance will fall increasingly into the hands of private companies and warn that governments are now openly considering using computer network attacks as part of standard military doctrine:
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