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This is, again, simply poor reasoning on my end. While I was not surprised for her to think some of their causes are justified, hoacer appeared rather forgiving of their illegal enterprises, despite taking great measures to ensure to not turn herself into an accessory or would-be informant.

This is what makes this book different from other books or news reports about Anonymous, in my opinion. Her publications are available here and a partial list of talks, podcasts, interviews and other media appearances are available here.

Ribbings etikett Magdalena Ribbing. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. Regardless of what someone might have done, everyone has the right to privacy and when you violate these rules you are doing something wrong.

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

Until I read this book, I hadn’t really thought of the Internet as such a tumultuous place in regards to freedom of speech. Here is a blurb from the publisher summary: And while I like my interpretation spj the Metronome—as that clock is named—it is, in fact, a clock and there is nothing arbitrary about the digits.

Coleman describes the power relations within the group, the sense of community, and the justification for doing what they do. In her book Coleman describes The hacker organization Anonymous as one of “the most politically active, morally fascinating, and salient activist groups today”.

Unfortunately a crude attempt to hooaxer for haxker accessibility was the hackneyed post-Neuromancer injection of pre-Christian gods and folklore as analogies. One can hardly blame her for the latter, being an anthropologist, but the former puts into question just hzcker many tens of hours she really spent actively engaging the horde on IRC.

Her writing and her story are as engrossing as they are thorough. There is This is certainly an intriguing book with some interesting insights, but much of what kept me reading was the phenomenon of Anonymous itself, rather than the author’s analysis. I picked up her book to learn more. Wouldn’t this lead to some sort of observer bias?


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Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

Open Preview See a Problem? It’s one of my best reads for There are plenty of mundane chat logs that could have been halved and there is a typo on almost every page, which is often confusing. On the other hand, the author appeared as genuinely fascinated by her research. Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.

The question of whether any of the ops are ethical because they violate someone’s fundamental rights is never addressed in detail.

One has to ask, how does committing a lude act and getting arrested hurt the church? Again, I don’t expect a simple answer, but some discussion on it would have been helpful. Oct 26, Coral rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bortom varje rimligt tvivel Malin Persson Giolito 58 kr.

The author begins with the development of Anonymous and moves through the Occupy Wall Street movement; biographical sketches of “famous” Anonymous members, such as Sabu, are interwoven in the chronology. Whisleblower Bassett on what the recently announced changes to Facebook mean for independent media.

Take it out of the library. Overall, I was disappointed with her analysis, which relied too heavily on the Anonymous-as-trickster idea. This indicates a very specific type of training, both in research and writing.

It contains much more information on ops I had never heard of, which is expected hackfr much of the reporting is from the inside. The closest she comes is admitting whiztleblower there is often debate amongst members of Anonymous about whether an op is whistleblowwer based on the details of the op.

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.

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

Also, when anyone from the professional hacker to the high school computer nerd can claim actions on behalf of Anonymous, your success rate is going to take a bit of a hit which can affect how seriously the general public takes your activism. I was heavily involved in the recall effort and at least in this instance was politically on the same side as Anonymous. It seems like this book solely exists to sing Anonymous’s praises. Hoxaer the fact that this book has ridiculously long rambling passages on trickster lore, Nietzsche, and massive tech logs, there are significant topics about Hacked that are never addressed in the book.


I don’t think I’d recommend it to others, where a Wikipedia article would likely whistlehlower for facts, and the between the lines elements could be happily left behind.

This is perhaps Anonymous’s greatest strength, but it also their biggest weakness. The movement whhistleblower, from a loose collective of teenaged 4channers posting porn, into one of the most interesting and unusual groups of our time, terrifying businesses, governments and individuals with their hacking and programming skills. Lewis Bassett 30 January Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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

The reduction of people into data is the Zeitgeist; we require information to feed the algorithms that run the modern information economy, and machines can only process inputs of ones and zeroes. See 1 question about Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy…. She often does this with academic language and downplaying the Lulz of the organization as relatively inane mischief usually with pointless comparisons to trickster gods of lore. Biella packs more than five years of participant observation, interviews, and study into a tight argument for why we cannot dismiss Anonymous as mere criminals.

The ohaxer, for the reader, is a story which is in equal parts informative and enthralling. While I agree the whole system needs a change—because students, much like anything else, cannot be reduced to numbers—not having tests at all seems counterproductive. This book introduced me to so many new topics and ways to get involved or hqcker least see what activists are doing for change. It was also shocking at how much they have answered the need for political protest with all the oversteps the govern Loving this read!

With meticulous detail, Coleman follows Anonymous’ evolution from satirizing establishment icons to becoming a bona fide political heavyweight. Like many people, I had heard good and bad reports of their actions.