This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Informatio n

This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Informatio n

Andy Greenberg


At final, the 1st complete account of the cypherpunks who goal to loose the world’s institutional secrets and techniques, via Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg who has traced their shadowy background from the cryptography revolution of the Nineteen Seventies to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, nameless, and beyond.

WikiLeaks delivered to mild a brand new kind of whistleblowing, utilizing strong cryptographic code to conceal leakers’ identities whereas they spill the personal info of presidency corporations and firms. yet that expertise has been evolving for many years within the arms of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing desktop maintains to adapt past WikiLeaks, as a move of hacktivists goals to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy.

This is the tale of the code and the characters—idealists, anarchists, extremists—who are remodeling the following generation’s inspiration of what activism can be.

With unequalled entry to such significant gamers as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer referred to as the Architect, by no means sooner than interviewed, reporter Andy Greenberg unveils the realm of politically-motivated hackers—who they're and the way they function.

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