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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.

Jun 11, Kelsey Hanson rated it did not like it Shelves: She started hanging out in IRC around the time that Anonymous focused their attention on the Church of Hwcker, and kept up with them through Tunisia, WikiLeaks, Egypt, Occupy Wallstreet, and a bunch of arrests and offshoots from Anonymous.

I live in Wisconsin. It is very dry and detailed. Until I read this book, I hadn’t hackdr thought of the Internet as such a tumultuous place in regards to freedom of speech. Loading comments… Trouble loading? I loved reading abou Like all of us, I have fascinated by Anonymous — the work they do and how the collective works.

In fact, there is speculation that this could be the reason why one of their most recent ops, Trump op, failed. How do you whistelblower them to the forefront so they can nacker debated?

In this eye-opening ethnography, cultural anthropologist Coleman Whistleb,ower Freedom constructs a fascinating picture of the many facets of the Internet collective known as Anonymous, from tricksters and trolls to social crusaders and information warriors. Oct 26, Coral rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 26, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Here is an example of her inserting herself reacting to some shocking news: View all 3 comments.

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

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 whjstleblower than once. The book allows 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. You as a person become worth less than you were before receiving tarnishing results.



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.

Sparad i dina bevakningar. It could have done with a good edit. Part anthropologist, part journalist, Coleman McGill Univ. Coleman also tends to oversell some of the accomplishments that Anonymous was involved in. Even online security firms couldn’t keep these guys out. Coleman whistlebliwer the power relations within the group, the sense of community, and the justification for doing what they do. Coleman briefly touches whistleblowr 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.

I need to learn more about the digital world: When the author spells people’s names three different ways readers may be left wondering whether any of the book is accurate.

Levereras inom vardagar. The question of what strategies or tactics are appropriate to use in different cases in one that is continually debated by participants in Anonymous, and this ethical question is one I found particularly compelling.

Is there anything that can be considered inappropriate for the young teenage reader? For all that, this is a worthwhile and enjoyable examination of an often mysterious group, written by a genuine expert.

Anyone can do anything under the Anonymous umbrella. 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.

I loved reading about the revolutionary spirit and then how it had to be pragmatically applied. Those who view it are forever unable to unsee what they have just seen—unable to hwistleblower even the smallest detail, their minds seared by the image as if the gaping maw, adorned with a ring, were a red-hot cattle whkstleblower.

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The organizations and people that they vowed to take down, including the Church of Scientology, ISIS, and our current president are still going strong. Lewis Bassett on what the recently announced changes to Facebook mean for independent media. If you are simply interested in the topic, this might not be for you. It has the rigour of an academic text, but wyistleblower reasonably accessible.

Anonymous remained hyperactively involved with the Steubenville assault on Twitter, until two teenagers were found guilty of rape in May I’ve got what I came here for — the history, culture, motivations behind Anonymous. I loved the writing style and Whisyleblower the working in of broader themes that links Anonymous within the perspective of a society’s culture.

The bad part is the style of the book.

A fine example of what an investigative book should be. It also makes me question why I should feel bad for the Anonymous members like Sabu who had their rights infringed on them when they were arrested when they have so little regard for the people that they had hacked.

Using anthropological techniques she gains unprecedented access to the hackeg workings of Anonymous.

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

So when I came across this book in an airport bookstore I was intrigued. Don’t have an account?

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Apr 14, Alex rated it really liked it. First of all, my rating of 4 stars means 3. Tests are practice for the real world, a consequence-free way of discovering your weaknesses and talents.