"It Doesn't Have to Be This Way": Hacker Perspectives on Privacy

A study of the attitudes of computer hackers towards computer security, electronic surveillance, and privacy is presented. Topics include hacker ethics, hactivism and the freedom of information; technolibertarianism, technological utopianism and crypto-anarchy; and the role that government, business...

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Published in:Social justice
Main Author: Steinmetz, Kevin F.
Contributors: Gerber, Jurg (VerfasserIn)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2014
In:Social justice
Year: 2014, Volume: 41, Issue: 3, Pages: 29-51
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:A study of the attitudes of computer hackers towards computer security, electronic surveillance, and privacy is presented. Topics include hacker ethics, hactivism and the freedom of information; technolibertarianism, technological utopianism and crypto-anarchy; and the role that government, business and individuals have as both protectors of and threats to privacy.