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With whustleblower internet as my addiction, i could not put it down and surprise my self at how the hours flooding by when I was reading this book.

Apr 14, Alex rated it really liked it. In the end Coleman succeeds in her chief aim: Apr 21, Erhardt Graeff rated it it was amazing.

In the botnet world there is an ongoing struggle over who has the most bots, the most bandwidth, and the best-infected machines university, corporate, and government computers tend to be on better bandwidth. They tend to fight for things most of us support: Unfortunately a crude attempt to provide for that accessibility was the hackneyed post-Neuromancer injection of pre-Christian gods and folklore as analogies. Overall it’s a good, but heavy, read and I’d recommend it if you’re interested in learning more!

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Dec 11, Christopher rated it liked it. Nevertheless, Julian Assange has called it the best book written on Whiwtleblower – and it is certainly more in depth than the only other one I’ve read – by Ars Technica. The closest she comes is admitting that there is often debate amongst members of Anonymous about whether an op is “ethical” based on the details of the op.


The blurb for this book says it’s beautifully written. As an anthropologist, Coleman needs to gain their trust and speak the lingo and “get” the worldview. It seems like the average Scientology practitioner is more likely to be a victim than a perpetrator of the horrible crimes that the upper members inflict.

I loved the writing style and LOVED the working in of broader themes that links Anonymous within the perspective of a society’s culture. It was scary how easily these hackers were able to infiltrate an organization’s digital fortress. The Many Faces hcker Anonymous whistleblwer, the rush to embrace the group could be premature.

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

While she could only present the story she had access to and with Anonymous, this is rarely everything! This is not a trivial thing to do.

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 respecting the anonymous aspect of Anonymous. At that inflection point, the reading started to drag a bit for me as Coleman became attached to individuals and covered more detailed anecdotes about their interactions than interested me.

But a useful testing environment would make a perfect score unobtainable; there is room for growth in all things, including—especially—in knowledge. Even supporters of Anonymous have to admit that they have a somewhat troubling history, particularly in their early years.

Which, I have to say, is seriously fucked up of me. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy. The fact that she was shocked hoaxeg betrayed by Sabu working as an informant and revels in the friendships and compliments she received from Anonymous members seems to indicate to me that she got too close to her subject material. A cult of perfectionism does not teach owning one’s own mistakes. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking.


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

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. Anonymous, in whatever form, and groups like it, may be the only people hoaxed really looking to protect privacy of individuals.

She clearly enjoys the role as Anonymous champion, but she doesn’t seem to understand that she is NOT considered whistleblwoer full-fledged member. Coleman you got it wrong. Coleman is an Anonymous fangirl and her lack of objectivity makes it very difficult to get a fully nuanced picture of Anonymous as an organization.

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

Also, when anyone from the professional hacker to the high school howxer nerd can claim actions on behalf of Anonymous, your success rate is going to take a bit of a hit which can affect how seriously the general public takes your activism.

The back half read almost like a thriller. Her writing style is as irreverent and occasionally as profane as her subjects, drawing the reader in with a casual amiability, as if sharing the wild stories of impossible and unreliable acquaintances. Sign up here for discounts and quicker purchasing.

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