Coding Democracy : How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
Hackers have a bad reputation, as shady deployers of bots and destroyers of infrastructure.
In Coding Democracy, Maureen Webb offers another view.
Hackers, she argues, can be vital disruptors. Hacking is becoming a practice, an ethos, and a metaphor for a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens are inventing new forms of distributed, decentralized democracy for a digital era.
Confronted with concentrations of power, mass surveillance, and authoritarianism enabled by new technology, the hacking movement is trying to "build out" democracy into cyberspace.
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