Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

this is the last word e-book at the around the world flow of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates lower than the non-name nameless, by means of the author the Huffington submit says “knows all of nameless’ inner most, darkest secrets.”

Half a dozen years in the past, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman got down to research the increase of this worldwide phenomenon simply as a few of its participants have been turning to political protest and unsafe disruption (before nameless shot to repute as a key participant within the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up changing into so heavily hooked up to nameless that the tough tale of her inside–outside prestige as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece types one of many subject matters of this witty and fully engrossing book.

The narrative brims with information unearthed from inside of a notoriously mysterious way of life, whose semi-legendary tricksters—such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu—emerge as advanced, different, politically and culturally subtle humans. Propelled through years of chats and encounters with a mess of hackers, together with imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond and the double agent who helped placed him away, Hector Monsegur, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy is full of insights into the which means of electronic activism and little understood features of tradition within the web age, together with the historical past of “trolling,” the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of “the lulz.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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