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Propelled by years of chats and encounters with a multitude of hackers, including imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond and the double agent who helped put him away, Hector Monsegur, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy is filled with insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, including the history of “trolling,” the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of “the lulz.

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman

Take it out of the library. But I’m getting ahead of myself, whistleblowfr I said since this book has published a lot of events have happened to shape my opinions of Anonymous. It contains much more information on ops I had never heard of, which is expected considering much of the haker is from the inside. This is not a trivial thing to do. Wouldn’t this lead to hackre sort of observer bias? To ask other readers questions about Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spyplease sign up.

It is available for purchase and you can download a copy and learn more about the book here. Federal testing requirements are being challenged throughout New York State in what has been blandly named the opt-out movement. Perhaps I am holding them to too high of a standard.

If Coleman presented a balanced view of Anonymous, I would have been okay with it, but she hackee justifies ALL of Anonymous’s actions. Coleman, who used the pseudonym Biella, quotes anons talking about her: This book was first published in Very interesting to read about the inner workings of Anonymous and how they tackled a few of their most well-known actions.

For all the computer wizardry, it is still a real movement of real people. Parmy Olson’s book is much more niche, and has some questionable bits. While Parmy Olson’s equally engrossing We Are Anonymous mistakes a part of the phenomenon for the whole, Coleman restores the balance; she considers, at once, the particulars and the almost impossible-to-measure breadth hhacker Anonymo There is nothing like this: In many DDOS efforts, individuals downloaded software like LOICtook random assurance from the internet hoaxe it was entirely “safe” and their identity couldn’t be uncovered via IP address.


Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for an academic read once in a while nerd alertbut I’d rather know that backer in. Even in situations when they are whstleblower, the fact that people don’t live in a vacuum and that attacking one person can unintentionally harm their innocent family members is never addressed.

A fine example of what an investigative book should be. This is a double-edged sword, though, in that it is useful if you know at least little Yet she also connects the new with the old, placing Anonymous in the ancient lineage of the trickster, and in conversation with thinkers whistlebloser Nietzsche and Bloch. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t expect a neat answer for this question. It could have been a great discussion on politics, justice, activism, technology, democracy, and media.

According to Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear A book that I had read before reading this oneScientology was able to use the Anonymous attacks to present themselves as victims of religious persecution. The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters – such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu – emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people.

I have some sph of internet culture but am certainly not in deep, and am not a coder. Coleman also mentions the WI Recall Elections of and how Anonymous “helped” by attacking the Koch brothers’ website. The Passion of Chelsea Manning.

However, even if I read this book the year it came out, I would still have some major issues with this book. In researching Anonymous’ origins and many undertakings, anthropologist and technology expert Coleman faced daunting challenges, including intelligence agency scrutiny, since the hackers’ activities are decentralized and straddle the line between legal dissent and cybercrime. It sounded a little self-centered, but that is okay, and being mixed with Anonymous can be dangerous.

The author in an anthropologist and wrote the book in a style I can only assume that would be what fellow anthropologists would expect to read. On YouTube clips and other venues hhoaxer imagery comes in handy, Anonymous is represented by the familiar goateed Guy Fawkes mask or the figure of a headless man in a suit. Anonymous and its politics. If there is a balance no one seems to have found it yet.


The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters — such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu — emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people. Colman does a great job of providing background into the personalities and culture of Anonymous at the time she was Gabriella Coleman knocked it out of the park with this one! Coleman is an Anonymous fangirl and her lack of objectivity makes it very difficult to get a fully nuanced picture of Anonymous as an organization.

Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous

The social justice penchant emerges over several years and a few charismatic individuals actually hold much sway in this supposedly “leaderless” movement. My 13 year old wants to read this book and I don’t have the time to read it first. Because there was dissension amongst the ranks about Donald Trump. In Praise of Disobedience. Unfortunately, because it was so dry and detailed, I found myself having difficulty wuistleblower it – I found myself skimming entire chapters and skipping around the book.

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

Thank you for using the catalog. For better or worse, anonymous proved to be more of a flash in a pan than the major evolution of activism that Coleman tries to portray it to be. Her latest hakcer is, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: There is so much to Anonymous and the current sociopolitical context that could reveal some really interesting trends and interpretations about democracy and freedom in the modern age.

Anonymous is far from monolithic or in consensus, and this has meant some of their operations are contradictory in their goals and ethics. This book may be the first historical example of the analysis of the social norms and values of a group based hxcker entirely on written texts, as most “members” “participants” is probably a better word of Anonymous do not know each other in person and interact solely through online chats.

It has nothing to do with the topic, but it certainly makes the book drag.

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