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Cypherpunks

Cypherpunks Freedom and the Future of the Internet By Assange, Julian (Book – 2012)

Rant? This book by the leader of Wikileaks is unreadable polemic.

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Machine Kills Secrets

This Machine Kills Secrets How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information, Andy Greenberg, Andy – 2012

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Digital Vertigo

Digital Vertigo – How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us, Andrew Keen, – 2012

Life is very public for users of smartphones and Facebook. This book id not easily read, but is interesting. Hardcover, 200 pages.

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Privacy and Big Data

Privacy and Big Data, Terence Craig, O’Reilly, 2011

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The Most Dangerous Man

The Most Dangerous Man in the World – How One Hacker Ended Corporate and Government Secrecy Forever, Andrew Fowler, – 2011

Yet another book about Wikileaks and Julian Assange. Well written by a journalist. Hardcover, 250 pages.

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First Contact

First Contact – Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life beyond Earth, Marc Kaufman, – 2011

The hunt for extra terrestrial life looks more promising. This book is well written by an editor fom the Washington Post. Hardcover, 200 pages.

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Program or Be Programmed

Program or Be Programmed – Ten Commands for A Digital Age, Douglas Rushkoff, 2011

This tiny book should be read before you Tweet, email, or Facebook. Or you might want to visit Rushkoff online. 150 pages.

Contents:
I. TIME
Do Not Be “Always On”

II. PLACE
Live in Person

III. CHOICE
You May Always Choose “None of the Above”

IV. COMPLEXITY
You Are Never Completely Right

V. SCALE
One Size Does Not Fit All

VI. IDENTITY
Be Yourself

VII. SOCIAL
Do Not Sell Your Friends

VIII. FACT
Tell the Truth

IX. OPENNESS
Share, Don’t Steal

X. PURPOSE
Program or Be Programmed

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Julian Assange Et Wikileaks

Julian Assange Et Wikileaks:La Guerre Pour La Vérité, Valérie Guichaoua, 2011

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Julian Assange

Julian Assange: A Modern Day Hero? – Inside the world of Wikileaks, worldbeyondborders.org, DVD – 2011

If you want to understand Assange’s motivation, this video might help. DVD, 3 hours.

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Inside Wikileaks

Inside Wikileaks – My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Doubleday, 2011

Domscheit-Berg was Assange’s partner in creating WikiLeaks until they parted ways. This book reveals what goes on behind the curtain at WikiLeaks, and is a window into Berlin’s Chaos Computer club. The book was written with a co-author, and is very readable.  Hardcover, 250 pages.