Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

  title={Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous},
  author={Gabriella Coleman},
Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the "Huffington Post "says knows all of Anonymous deepest, darkest secrets. Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks… 

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