Internet Daemons

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Fenwick McKelvey

In Internet Daemons, Fenwick McKelvey weaves together history, theory, and policy to give a full account of where daemons come from and how they influence our lives—including their role in hot-button issues like network neutrality. He asks important questions about how much control is being handed over to these automated, autonomous programs, and the consequences for transparency and oversight.

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    University of Minnesota Press
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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Regents of the University of Minnesota
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    Electronic Mediations
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