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.

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Coleman, who accidentally stumbled into 4chan while studying Scientologyexpertly guides hafker reader through this surprising evolution. Like ISIS, the group is shadowy and technologically savvy, perhaps making it the perfect weapon against a terrorist group that uses social media as a recruiting and propaganda tool.

It has the rigour of an academic text, but is reasonably accessible. Bortom varje rimligt tvivel Malin Persson Giolito 58 kr.

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

Her publications are available here and a partial list of talks, podcasts, interviews and other media appearances are available here. Published November 4th by Verso first published October 7th Coleman briefly touches on the rape cases that Anonymous was involved in and at least briefly admits that perhaps making the cases public wasn’t necessarily in the best interests of the rape victims especially once they received more negative attention as a result.

This is certainly an intriguing book with some interesting insights, but much of what kept me reading was the phenomenon of Anonymous itself, rather than the author’s analysis. Dec 11, Christopher rated it liked it.

So there is a bit of a “one woman’s journey through the darkness” tone but it is rendered a bit annoying when she describes how she ruined her vacation while whisstleblower on IRC.


Overall, I was disappointed with her analysis, which relied too heavily on the Anonymous-as-trickster idea. 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.

It also makes me wonder if they were only showing her the parts of anonymous that they wanted her to see to serve as an effective mouthpiece for the organization.

How do you bring them to the forefront so they can be debated?

One of my favorite anthropological books of all time. If there is a balance no one seems to have found it yet.

Besides that, this book was fascinating! From her personal accounts to past news stories of online hacks of government organizations and interviews with old trollers and hackers the reader is left with mass tales of not only the achievements of this organization.

Sparad i dina bevakningar. Don’t have an account? While Parmy Olson’s equally engrossing We Are Anonymous mistakes a part of the phenomenon for the whole, Coleman restores the balance; she considers, at once, the particulars and the almost impossible-to-measure breadth of Anonymo There is nothing like this: I think it’s also the effect of an exceptional piece of scholarship and storytelling.

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

The members of Anonymous were aware that she was researching them. The biggest being the nature of vigilante justice and their tendency to victim blame.

Furthermore, she illustrates how they have helped establish an important contemporary tradition of whistleblowing around civil rights violations and corruption in public and private sectors cresting with the Manning and ongoing Snowden leaks. Overall, I found it to be pretty well written, interesting and at times very enlightening. This book could have been really fascinating.

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Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to hoaxeer 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.

This is the definitive book on a story that has been whistleblkwer defining force in global culture over the past decade. Biella packs more than five years of participant observation, interviews, and study into a tight argument for why we cannot dismiss Anonymous as mere criminals.

Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous

Thank you for using the catalog. On 4chan, posting nudes of strangers and celebrities happens almost every day: I need to learn more about the digital world: This blow-by-blow, detailed chronology of Anonymous’s actions explains the terms and language used, how Anonymous works, and how the acts of Anonymous are carried out while hackker the anonymous aspect of Anonymous.

Coleman also tends to oversell some of the accomplishments that Anonymous was involved in. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She was too eager to explain how she was also fooled by Sabu, who was acting as an FBI informant for much of the story.

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