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30th October 2020

Exeter student to publish new book, How the Internet Really Works

Exeter College DPhil candidate Corinne Cath-Speth (2016, Information, Communication & Social Sciences) has co-written a book which will be published this November. How the Internet Really Works: an illustrated guide to protocols, privacy, censorship and governance will be published by No Starch Press and is available to pre-order now. It is co-authored by Corinne, Ulrike Fehlig, Niels ten Oever and Mallory Knodel.

The internet has profoundly changed interpersonal communication, but most of us don’t really understand how it works. What enables information to travel across the internet? Can we really be anonymous and private online? Who controls the internet, and why is that important? And… what’s with all the cats? How the Internet Really Works answers these questions and more. Using clear language and whimsical illustrations, the authors translate highly technical topics into accessible, engaging prose that demystifies the world’s most intricately linked computer network.

To find out more, take a look inside the book and to pre-order your copy with 25% off visit

How the internet really works book cover

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