This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information

This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information

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by Andy Greenberg, Mike Chamberlain
     
 

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Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg presents the first full account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world's institutional secrets.See more details below

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Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg presents the first full account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world's institutional secrets.

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"With complete access to many of the key hackers and leakers, Greenberg delves eloquently into the magicians of the all-powerful technology that shatters the confidentiality of any and all state secrets while tapping into issues of personal privacy." —-Publishers Weekly
The New York Times Book Review
Greenberg…has produced an exhaustive prequel to the never-ending WikiLeaks saga. Unlike some recent books on the subject, this one adopts a decidedly historical perspective and situates the ideas behind WikiLeaks in the heady debates about computing, privacy and civil liberties that have dominated many an online conversation in the last three decades. And, as if this challenge were not grand enough, Greenberg also tries to explain the highly complex technologies that have made a project like WikiLeaks possible, introducing such hidden gems of geek cuisine as "salt hashing" and "onion routing." By and large, he succeeds, and the resulting dish is delicious and not at all too technical.
—Evgeny Morozov

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452609904
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Andy Greenberg is a staff writer for Forbes magazine, focusing on technology, information security and digital civil liberties. His Forbes story on WikiLeaks and the future of information leaks in late 2010 was the first magazine cover story to feature Julian Assange. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall. Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator.Along with animation and video game characters, Mikeperforms narration and voices promos for television.Mike is originally from New Jersey, and he met his wife whileperforming theater in Boston. They now live in SouthernCalifornia with their daughter.

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