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  • Open Networks, Closed Regimesby Shanthi Kalathil; Taylor C. Boas

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    As the Internet diffuses across the globe, many have come to believe that the technology poses an insurmountable threat to authoritarian rule. Grounded in the Internet's early libertarian culture and predicated on anecdotes pulled from diverse political climates, this conventional wisdom has informed the views of policymakers, business leaders, and... more...

  • Consumer Health Informaticsby Thomas Wetter

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 76.20

    This book offers demographic analysis, client appraisal, trial design, etc along with many examples to inform the conception and critical evaluation of consumer health informatics services. Patient safety, legal and ethical appraisal, and business models add to the systematic coverage. Regarding longevity and increase of chronic diseases traditional... more...

  • Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Businessby Phillip Whitt

    Apress 2015; US$ 49.99

    Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business is a practical guide for the small business owner seeking viable alternative to expensive commercial software packages and subscriptions. This comprehensive look at the powerful alternatives to expensive proprietary software provides an illustrated overview of no-cost software solutions.... more...

  • Informationelle Selbstbestimmung in der Cloudby Steffen Kroschwald

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 57.63

    Steffen Kroschwald bewertet den Einsatz von Cloud-Diensten im Mittelstand vor dem Hintergrund des Rechts auf informationelle Selbstbestimmung. Mit dem Cloud Computing lassen sich IT-Ressourcen wie Speicherplatz, Rechenleistung und Software effektiv bereitstellen. Dennoch halten sich viele Unternehmen angesichts daten- und geheimnisschutzrechtlicher... more...

  • User Community Discoveryby Georgios Paliouras; Symeon Papadopoulos; Dimitrios Vogiatzis; Yiannis Kompatsiaris

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 65.31

    This  book redefines community discovery  in the new world of Online Social Networks and Web 2.0 applications, through real-world problems and applications in the context of the Web, pointing out the current and future challenges of the field. Particular emphasis is placed on the issues of community representation, efficiency and scalability, detection... more...

  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Modelsby Axel Metzger

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 119.75

    This book discusses the main legal questions raised by free and open source software (FOSS) licenses and other alternative license models, such as Creative Commons. The legal questions raised by FOSS and other alternative licenses have been the subject of an intense international debate among legal scholars and practising lawyers in the last years.... more...

  • Interactions with Search Systemsby Ryen W. White

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    This book describes advances in technology, data availability, and searcher expectations around next-generation search engines. more...

  • Online Health and Safety: From Cyberbullying to Internet Addictionby Bernadette Schell

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    The Internet has become for many people?especially students and young adults?an essential and intrinsic part of their lives. It makes information available to be shared worldwide, at any time; enables learning about any topic; and allows for instantaneous communication. And it provides endless entertainment as well. But the benefits of online access... more...

  • Future Perspectivesby Chris Yapp

    BCS Learning & Development Limited 2016; US$ 4.99

    Chris Yapp has blogged for BCS for 6 years on the future of technology and how the economic and social impacts of technical developments may play out. Covering a variety of topics, this collection of his articles provides a guide to the opportunities and possible pitfalls of technical progress and how it will change the world we live in today. more...

  • The Future of Law and eTechnologiesby Tanel Kerikmäe; Addi Rull

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.71

    This book presents groundbreaking discussions on e-residency,cryptocurrencies, scams, smart contracts, 3D printing, software agents, digitalevidence and e-governance at the intersection of law, legal policies and moderntechnologies. The reader benefits from cutting-edge analyses that offer ideasand solutions to some of the most pressing issues caused... more...