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

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Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous
Title
Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy
Title remainder
the many faces of Anonymous
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Gabriella Coleman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside-outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book.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. 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.""--
  • "Here is the definitive book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the name Anonymous, by the woman the Chronicle of Higher Education calls "the leading interpreter of digital insurgency" and the Huffington Post says "knows all of Anonymous' deepest, darkest secrets." Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global collective just as some of its adherents were turning to political protest and disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that some Anons claimed her as "their scholar." Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy brims with detail from inside a mysterious subculture, including chats with imprisoned hacker Jeremy Hammond and the hacker who helped put him away, Hector "Sabu" Monsegur. It's a beautifully written book, with fascinating insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, such as the histories of "trolling" and "the lulz.""--
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Coleman, Gabriella
Dewey number
364.16/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6773
LC item number
.C646 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Anonymous (Group)
  • Hacktivism
  • Internet
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • COMPUTERS / Web / Social Networking
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
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Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781781685846
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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0ae93dbd-9c3c-4312-bf82-e37b8b135b39
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)890394595
  • (TLC)erc0000301874
  • 5496790
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Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman
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Publication
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781685846
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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0ae93dbd-9c3c-4312-bf82-e37b8b135b39
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890394595
  • (TLC)erc0000301874
  • 5496790

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