- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (May 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316213527
- ISBN-13: 978-0316213523
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency Paperback – May 14, 2013
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"A lively, startling book that reads as 'The Social Network' for group hackers. As in that Facebook film the technological innovations created by a few people snowball wildly beyond expectation, until they have mass effect. But the human element - the mix of glee, malevolence, randomness, megalomania and just plain mischief that helped spawn these changes - is what Ms. Olson explores best...We Are Anonymous also captures the broad spectrum of reasons that Anonymous and LulzSec attracted followers."―Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Olson keeps We Are Anonymous moving quickly, as she jumps around in chronology, using dramatic cliffhangers to tie the different strands of the narrative together while commanding attention... An eminently human tale."―Rowan Kaiser, AV Club
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Parmy Olson is the London Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine.
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The book is very much 'en medias res' - there's hints of a back-story (and promises of more details there from the forthcoming book by Barrett and Gregg), and a strong implication that there's much more to come. While it focuses on the Lulzsec 6 (demonstrating an impressive degree of access - and a remarkably objective approach, given the proclivity of hackers to misdirect), it really tells of the overall structure and culture of Anonymous. No hint is given of what the Hivemind will pull off next - but the book leaves us in the present, where Anonymous (as a strange collective) has clearly demonstrated its relevance (as a model and as an open brand) as a non-state actor.
that being said, a lot of the drama and intrapersonal dynamics did seem to get watered down in Olson's narrative and it came across as a bit dry for such a juicy topic, but don't let that dissuade you if you want to know more about this interesting cross-section of online citizens … i recommend it strongly, if not wholeheartedly, for the reasons mentioned …
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A good book to read after Hacker Hoaxer Whistleblower Spy, by Gabriella Coleman, or if you really enjoyed the We are...Read more