Censorship and Co-Option of the Internet Infrastructure
Over a few short years, the Internet has grown to play an integral part of daily economic, social, and political life in most countries. From the Egyptian "Velvet Revolution" to the last US presidential campaign, Internet communication shapes public opinion and fosters social change. But despite its immense social importance, the Internet has proven remarkably susceptible to disruption and manipulation, including government induced multi-week outages (e.g. Libya and Egypt) and multi-year campaigns by autocratic regimes to render web sites and large address blocks unreachable.