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Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

The Many Faces of Anonymous

Published by Verso in London, England, New York, United States of America .
Written in English.

About the Book

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".

Table of Contents

Introduction: "And Now You Have Got Our Attention" 1
1. On Trolls, Tricksters, and the Lulz 19
2. Project Chanology -I Came for the Lulz Stayed for the Outrage 53
3. Weapons of th Greek 81
4. The Shot Heard Round the World 113
5. Anonymous Everywhere 143
6. "Moralfaggotry" Everywhere 177
7. Revenge of th Lulz 203
8. LulzSec 237
9. AntiSec 277
10. The Desire of a Secret Is to Be Told 317
11. The Sabutage 337
Conclusion: Daybreak 377
Aknowledgments 401
A Note on Sources 409
Notes 411
Index 433

The Physical Object

Format Print book
Number of pages 452
Dimensions 25 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25649514M
ISBN 10 1-78168-583-5
ISBN 13 9781781685839
OCLC/WorldCat 981549665

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