The Hacker Wars: #Anonymous United, Divided, Arrested

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The Hacker Wars, a documentary by Vivien Lesnik Weisman, features Barrett Brown, Joe Fionda/Subverzo, Jeremy Hammond, and essentially everyone who was anyone in the Anonymous hacktivism scene in 2012-2013. It had a limited run in theatres earlier this year and has just been released on all digital platforms including torrents (yes, authorized by the producer herself). This is a special guest review by Kitty Hundal with contributions by Raymond Johansen, Global Pirate Party Activist.

Hanging out on 2600, the Hacker Quarterly Facebook group usually nets people all sorts of interesting information and fun facts. Here’s one: During their Hope X Conference this year, attendees had the opportunity to hear a panel discussion on The Hacker Wars.

You’re probably aware of various Hacktivists who have been arrested in recent years for engaging in civil disobedience by enforcing transparency. This film is their story.

In related news: Another cool hangout…

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Conversation with Gabriella Coleman about her latest book “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous”

The one and only Fruzsina Eördögh

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Here is the unedited 30 minute conversation/interview with Coleman, three times the length as the one published on CSM’s Passcode

FE: I finally finished your book last night…. at 3 in the morning….  it’s a pretty long book… while I was reading it, it hit me that this book is really about everything that has to do with the modern Internet, so in that way it makes sense why it is so long… you have to provide context for all these different and new concepts that no one has really written about.

GC: that’s something that’s been interesting to see the reviews, a lot of them have been repetitive. It is about Anonymous, but it is about so much more….

FE: Like modern activism…

GC: yeah, and what it means for hackers… they’ve really coalesced into a major political force just in the last five or six years.


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