Buy Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous Reprint by Gabriella Coleman (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Anonymous are back – this week the group hacked the Ku Klux Klan. This is a long-awaited and compelling study of the hactivist collective. hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy. From Trolling to the Misfits of Activism. Today the broad deployment of both Anonymous’s Guy. Fawkes mask and the ideas it.

Author: Tygozuru Tauzahn
Country: Gabon
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 9 July 2017
Pages: 15
PDF File Size: 2.1 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.67 Mb
ISBN: 170-4-45199-276-8
Downloads: 89420
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Bazuru

What’s the point of being on the right side of history if you can’t change things?

This book introduced me to so many new topics and ways to get involved or at least see what activists are doing for change. Since this book has been published, Anonymous has also released information that proved to be inaccurate, releasing the wrong name of the officer involved in the Ferguson shooting.

In a way this fosters discussion and free thought, but this also means that there is no accountability or aim. It was also shocking at how much they have answered the need for political protest with all the oversteps the govern Loving this read! The sections that laid out the history of the movement, and just spoke to the development and how it worked, were quite good, but they was surrounded by a lot of junk. A man’s life was threatened because of their actions. The horror of the form that the government monopoly on force is taking in cyberspace is getting more and more mainstream coverage and attention: At one point she refers to another book she had to finish as if it was a chore, which may also make readers wonder if s This book tells how hacker collective Anonymous turned from arseholes to activists.

They operate with a zillion tiny cells until something big comes their way, and then those tiny cells unite to create some memorable chaos. My role has been to nudge forward this process of historical and political myth-making—already evident in the routine functioning of an entity constituted by adept artists, contemporary myth-makers, and concocters of illusion. And while I like my interpretation of the Metronome—as that clock is named—it is, in fact, a clock and there is nothing arbitrary about the digits.


I guess this was kind of unavoidable, because there is just so much to learn, to research, to take into account when studying such a broad subject, involving so many people, whose approaches and means of actions are as different as each individual in the lot. I’m an old school war protester and I have to say that our generation has had to do some soul searching about effectiveness. Her language throughout betrays her loyalties.

She presents a sophisticated portrait of the group or group of groups or even constellation of groups that is unavailable via the mainstream media. The author in an anthropologist and wrote the book in a style I can only assume that would be what fellow anthropologists would expect to read.

One has to ask, how does committing a lude act and getting arrested hurt the church? The book includes ample quotes from Internet relay chat throughout, supported by interviews, journalistic accounts, and court records. Apr 14, Alex rated it really liked it. I do not suggest that she would go so far as to condone these measures, just as she came to know the organization more deeply, the tone seemed to shift a bit from very objective to more supportive.

It could have been a great discussion on politics, justice, activism, technology, democracy, and media. Is it right for them to hack into a system and violate a company, organization, or person’s privacy. It contains much more information on ops I had never heard of, which is expected considering much of the reporting is from the inside. What made a real impression is how pervasive and intrusive the US government surveillance and monitoring programs are, as well as how destructive and free wheeling individual groups within Anonymous are.

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

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy reminds us that from those dark depths wonderful things can and do emerge. I would give it 3. Library Locations and Hours. 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.

As an anthropologist, Coleman needs to gain their trust and speak the lingo and “get” the worldview. Anonymous remained hyperactively involved with the Steubenville assault on Twitter, until two teenagers were found guilty of rape in May Her occasional insights from this angle are the book’s highlights, but they are too few and far between.


Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Whistlrblower men just want to watch the world burn. As someone with a deep fondness for hackers and activists, and being a person follows several versions of Anonymous in Twitter because I feel it is more informative than the regular news, I jumped on the chance hackrr read this book. She clearly enjoys the role as Anonymous champion, but she doesn’t seem to understand that she is NOT considered a full-fledged member. My knowledge of ‘Anonymous’ has mostly been gleaned from the mainstream media and posts on social media over the past few years.

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

Some of the things they have done are morally questionable at best and illegal at worst. Nov 22, Naoise rated it hacer was amazing.

The bad part is the style of the book. The book spu for a better understanding of some of the best known cases in which Anonymous as various groups was involved, like Chanology and WikiLeaks, among others. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy shares in the rebellious, even mordant humor of the groups it profiles, but never loses its critical perspective.

The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hackingand I wish she wrote this whistlebloqer much more “straight”, instead of trying so hard to be funny. The Guy Fawkes mask—the mask that can cover the hacker, the hoaxer, the whistleblower, or the spy in equal measure—is the modern equivalent of why Robin Hood and his merry men chose to wear gaudy green.

The 4channers were emboldened by success and shifted to politics, attacking the PayPal website for refusing to accept donations for the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. I can honestly say that their efforts largely went unnoticed.