Cult Of The Dead Cow

Author: Joseph Menn
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1541762371
Size: 19,99 MB
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The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom, and even democracy itself. Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time. Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous, its members invented the concept of hacktivism, released the top tool for testing password security, and created what was for years the best technique for controlling computers from afar, forcing giant companies to work harder to protect customers. They contributed to the development of Tor, the most important privacy tool on the net, and helped build cyberweapons that advanced US security without injuring anyone. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters -- activists, artists, even future politicians. Many of these hackers have become top executives and advisors walking the corridors of power in Washington and Silicon Valley. The most famous is former Texas Congressman and current presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, whose time in the cDc set him up to found a tech business, launch an alternative publication in El Paso, and make long-shot bets on unconventional campaigns. Today, the group and its followers are battling electoral misinformation, making personal data safer, and battling to keep technology a force for good instead of for surveillance and oppression. Cult of the Dead Cow shows how governments, corporations, and criminals came to hold immense power over individuals and how we can fight back against them.

Cult Of The Dead Cow

Author: LLC Books
Editor: General Books
ISBN: 9781157449126
Size: 17,64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Book Of Cao Enlightenment Through A Poke In The Eye

ISBN: 0974653713
Size: 11,96 MB
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The Coming Swarm

Author: Molly Sauter
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628921528
Size: 14,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What is Hacktivism? In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet is a vital arena of communication, self expression, and interpersonal organizing. When there is a message to convey, words to get out, or people to unify, many will turn to the internet as a theater for that activity. As familiar and widely accepted activist tools-petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns and others-find equivalent practices in the online space, is there also room for the tactics of disruption and civil disobedience that are equally familiar from the realm of street marches, occupations, and sit-ins? With a historically grounded analysis, and a focus on early deployments of activist DDOS as well as modern instances to trace its development over time, The Coming Swarm uses activist DDOS actions as the foundation of a larger analysis of the practice of disruptive civil disobedience on the internet.

Revolution As A Process

Author: Adham Hamed
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3944690257
Size: 15,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As Egyptian society stands at a point of extreme polarization, this book about the Egyptian Revolution makes an important contribution to current debates about the Arab uprisings by bringing together theoretical and practitioner’s perspectives. The clear aim of this edited volume of the series Contemporary Studies on the MENA Region is not to construct a singular narrative about the revolution but rather to highlight the multiplicity and complexity of perspectives and theoretical lenses. Consequently, this book brings together authors from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, from the Middle East and the Global North, to raise their voices. This publication addresses scholars of the social sciences, peace and conflict research as well as anyone interested indeveloping a better understanding of the political situation in Egypt. “It is rather easy to say no to a dictator, a ruler or a political system, but it is exhausting to build a new society. This requires the constant effort of dedicated generations. [...] This book embraces not a master plan for a better future but it reflects from where this splendid young generation has to start anyway, the thorny challenges that are waiting for them on their path, the uncertainty of social or political reward.” – Professor DDr. Wolfgang Dietrich, Director, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck Adham Hamed is a Cairo-based peace and conflict researcher. In his work he focuses on transrational peace philosophy and elicitive conflict transformation as it has been developed at the Innsbruck School of Peace Studies.

It Governance

Author: Alan Calder
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749443948
Size: 18,75 MB
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"Written by business managers for business managers, it is an essential resource to be used in organizations of all shapes and sizes, and particularly those with well-developed internal IT systems and those focussed on e-commerce."--BOOK JACKET.

Understanding New Media

Author: Eugenia Siapera
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446254283
Size: 16,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"An admirably clear-sighted and engaging analysis of contemporary forms of mediation, illuminating the dynamics of new media across social, political and cultural spheres... Eugenia Siapera provokes her reader to think afresh about familiar phenomena, to synthesise diverse theoretical positions, and to stretch their imaginations to anticipate what is coming." - Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and Political Science "An excellent introduction to the past, present and future of the electronic, networked media world. By carefully examining the complex interactions between society and media, Siapera insightfully illuminates the social, political, economic and cultural consequences of our increasingly electronically networked and mediated world... a highly useful teaching tool and an engaging read for students, teachers and scholars." - Steve Jones, University of Illinois, Chicago New media are everywhere, yet with so many technological developments and theoretical perspectives understanding them has never been more difficult. Eugenia Siapera explains the key concepts and approaches to the impact of new media on the economy, society, identity, politics, friendship, citizenship and everyday life. Putting the student first, this book: Engages the reader with integrated, up-to-date case studies Brings it all together with chapter summary charts Challenges students to apply concepts with e-tivities Provides key further online readings at This book is both starting point and map for any student of new media and digital culture.

Risk Management For Computer Security

Author: Andy Jones
Editor: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0750677953
Size: 16,58 MB
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The information systems security (InfoSec) profession remains one of the fastest growing professions in the world today. With the advent of the Internet and its use as a method of conducting business, even more emphasis is being placed on InfoSec. However, there is an expanded field of threats that must be addressed by today's InfoSec and information assurance (IA) professionals. Operating within a global business environment with elements of a virtual workforce can create problems not experienced in the past. How do you assess the risk to the organization when information can be accessed, remotely, by employees in the field or while they are traveling internationally? How do you assess the risk to employees who are not working on company premises and are often thousands of miles from the office? How do you assess the risk to your organization and its assets when you have offices or facilities in a nation whose government may be supporting the theft of the corporate "crown jewels" in order to assist their own nationally owned or supported corporations? If your risk assessment and management program is to be effective, then these issues must be assessed. Personnel involved in the risk assessment and management process face a much more complex environment today than they have ever encountered before. This book covers more than just the fundamental elements that make up a good risk program. It provides an integrated "how to" approach to implementing a corporate program, complete with tested methods and processes; flowcharts; and checklists that can be used by the reader and immediately implemented into a computer and overall corporate security program. The challenges are many and this book will help professionals in meeting their challenges as we progress through the 21st Century. *Presents material in an engaging, easy-to-follow manner that will appeal to both advanced INFOSEC career professionals and network administrators entering the information security profession *Addresses the needs of both the individuals who are new to the subject as well as of experienced professionals *Provides insight into the factors that need to be considered & fully explains the numerous methods, processes & procedures of risk management

Handbook Of Research On Computer Mediated Communication

Author: Kelsey, Sigrid
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599048647
Size: 16,19 MB
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Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.

Blitz The It Quiz Book

Author: Raveesh Mayya.K
Editor: Sapna Book House (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 8128005804
Size: 15,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Blitz, the only comprehensive guide to IT quizzing in India, is tailor made for participants of TCS IT Wiz, Rural IT Quiz and various other IT/TECH Quizzes. Written by an avid IT quizzer and now a Quiz master himself, this book serves as a handy IT reference book for everyone, from tech savvy readers to ardent quizzers. Salient Features : • Comprehensive coverage on history of computers and IT companies. • Over 2800 Technology terms abbreviations and acronyms. • 1000 Multiple Choice Questions-Indians in IT, Computer Games etc. • Who Coined IT Terms, Happy Father's day, Derivation of names etc. About The Author Raveesh Mayya K, who is currently pursuing his MBA at FMS, Delhi University, conceptualized and compiled this book at the age of 19. His brainchild, the Quizblog Portal ( has been appreciated and accepted really well by the Quizzing fraternity. He has worked as a IT Quiz Researcher Consultant with Greycaps India Pvt Ltd, led by Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam. He founded the Quotient Quiz Club while studying at PESIT (Bangalore) and ECN Quizzing Circuit while working at Cisco Systems. As a quizmaster, he has hosted many successful quizzes. He's been the quizmaster at college events like the 12th Annual Intercollegiate Youth Festival, VTU 2010 (CIT, Gubbi), Pragyan 1.0 (Chitkara University, Chandigarh) and corporate events like Adobe People Connect Quiz, Microsoft Dreamspark Yatra, Cisco Connceted Women Quiz etc. Table Of Contents • Must Know It • Firsties First • Games! Games!! Games!!! • Power to Create It • Acronums • Swadesh, We Indians • Internet Fever • I'm Loving It • What's in a Name • Pre Internet Timeline