Hacking the Future by Cole Stryker

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Hacking the Future starts out well but could and should have been a much better book. The weakest part is the middle hundred pages in which a reader will encounter a confusing, disjointed, and haphazard study of 4chan ...
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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.
 

About Cole Stryker

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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.
 
Published September 13, 2012 by The Overlook Press. 304 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, History. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Robert Schaefer on Sep 13 2012

Hacking the Future starts out well but could and should have been a much better book. The weakest part is the middle hundred pages in which a reader will encounter a confusing, disjointed, and haphazard study of 4chan ...

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