Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity on the Web

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Overlook Duckworth, 2012 - Computers - 255 pages
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How does anonymity enable free speech - and how is it a threat? "I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away," famously said by Randi Zuckerberg (sister of Mark), has become the policy for some, while the Stop Online Piracy Act mobilized millions to write Congress in protest. Identity Wars is a broad look at how anonymity influences politics, activism, religion, and art.

Stryker presents a strong defense of anonymity and explores some of the tools and organizations relating to this issue, especially as it has evolved with the ubiquity of the Internet. Cogent and compelling, his examination of online identities, both false and real, is an essential read for the social-networking age.

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HACKING THE FUTURE: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity on the Web

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A multilayered and well-reasoned retort against all those who would seek to erase anonymity from the Web.Since hired assassins and child pornographers on the Internet hide behind anonymity to prey on ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Cole Stryker is a freelance writer and media consultant based in New York City. He is the author of Epic Win for Anonymous, the first book to tell the story of the genesis of the Internet-based protest groups and creative memes currently changing our world. Stryker has been interviewed about his writing by The New York Times, Reuters, New York Observer, Salon, and The Rumpus.

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