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This machine kills secrets

how WikiLeakers, cypherpunks and hacktivists aim to free the world's information

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An edition of This machine kills secrets (2012)

This machine kills secrets

how WikiLeakers, cypherpunks and hacktivists aim to free the world's information

  • 3.00 ·
  • 2 Ratings
  • 8 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 3 Have read
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Publisher
Dutton
Language
English

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Who Are The Cypherpunks?

This is the unauthorized telling of the revolutionary cryptography story behind the motion picture The Fifth Estate in theatres this October, and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, a documentary out now.

WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy.

Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg has traced its shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond.

This is the story of the code and the characters—idealists, anarchists, extremists—who are transforming the next generation’s notion of what activism can be.

With unrivaled access to such major players as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer known as the Architect, never before interviewed, Greenberg unveils the world of politically-motivated hackers—who they are and how they operate.

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Published in

New York

Table of Contents

The whistleblowers
The cryptographers
The cypherpunks
The onion routers
The plumbers
The globalizers
The engineers.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.16/8
Library of Congress
HV6773 .G74 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25198339M
Internet Archive
thismachinekills0000gree
ISBN 13
9780525952299
LCCN
2012004309

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