This Machine Kills Secrets

Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers
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Author(s): Andy Greenberg
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2012
Product Number: EB00397491
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101593585
Publisher: Plume
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At last, the first full account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world's institutional secrets, by Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg who has traced their shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond. WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers' identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world's institutional secrecy. This is the story of the code and the characters-idealists, anarchists, extremists-who are transforming the next generation's notion of what activism can be. With unrivaled access to such major players as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks' shadowy engineer known as the Architect, never before interviewed, reporter Andy Greenberg unveils the world of politically-motivated hackers-who they are and how they operate.

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Author(s): Andy Greenberg
Narrator(s): Mike Chamberlain
Product Number Z100031716
Released: Sep 17, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452629902

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