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This competition is so fierce that botnet herders will often try to take over other botnets. Fascinating look into the movement Anonymous.

I was so excited to get this book. I learned a lot about the technical aspects, the intellectual ones, and more.

I have gone whistkeblower sleep twice while reading it. Even in situations when they are correct, the fact that people don’t live in a vacuum and that attacking one person can unintentionally harm their innocent family members is never addressed.

It has the rigour of an academic text, but is reasonably accessible.

HHWS book is so uneven, schizophrenic even, bouncing back between the academic which I appreciated and the awkwardly jokey. On YouTube clips and other venues where imagery comes in handy, Anonymous is represented by the familiar goateed Guy Fawkes mask or the figure of a headless man in a suit. Someday someone who was actually there from the start will write this.

Coleman describes the power relations within the group, the sense 3. First of all, my rating of 4 stars means 3. Her publications are available here and a partial list hoaaxer talks, podcasts, interviews and other media appearances are available here.

I hkaxer reading about the revolutionary spirit and then how it had to be pragmatically applied. Then I started reading it. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: Perhaps, this explains why I found the Whkstleblower and Note on Sources sections as absorbing as the main text. 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.

To be honest I don’t think they would get past the first chapter unless they are reading at least 5 years above their age. Unfortunately, because it was so dry and detailed, I found myself having difficulty finishing it – I fo This is a meticulously researched and documented book about the group Anonymous, including several notorious hackers.

She amply demonstrates that Anonymous have done much that is admirable, and that the group is far more complex than the press caricature of basement-dwelling criminals.

Many of Anonymous’s exploits are detailed here, including Denial of Service DoS attacks on payment processing corporations in the wake of WikiLeaks, the technical attacks that defaced Tunisian government websites, and actions taken against the Church of Scientology.

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

Coleman you got it wrong. Refresh and try again. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking.

Order by yacker oldest recommendations. On the other hand, the author appeared as genuinely fascinated by her research. What truly resonates in this book is the process by which a leaderless but effective technical and social group plans, deploys, and then disperses. The organizations and people that they vowed to take down, including the Church of Scientology, ISIS, and our current president are still going strong.

Another flaw was that, having castigated other researchers and journalists for misunderstanding Anonymous by trying to locate and profile ‘spokespeople’ and leaders and skewing the story, she then fell into the same trap more than once. She is the author of Coding Freedom: It sounded a little self-centered, but that is okay, and being mixed with Hoaxdr can be dangerous.

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

Like many people, I had heard good and bad reports of their actions. One can hardly blame her for the latter, being an anthropologist, but the former puts into question just how many tens of hours she really spent actively engaging the horde on IRC.

This book may be the first historical example of the analysis of the social norms and values of a group based almost entirely on written texts, as most “members” “participants” is probably a better word of An Very timely and accessible read by a professor of Anthropology.

I picked up her book to learn more. Internet — Political aspects. Kylie Purdie Lot of swearing, fair amount of law breaking.