Über den Autor
Maureen Webb is a labor lawyer and human rights activist. She is the author of Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World and has taught national security law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.
The Hacker Ethic--Germany's Chaos Computer Club and the Genealogy of the Hacker Ethos In Berlin
The Hacker Challenge--Cypherpunks on the Electronic Frontier
A Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century--Privacy for the Weak, Transparency for the Powerful
The Burden of Security--The Challenges for the Ordinary User
Democracy in Cyperspace--First, the Governance Problems
Culture Clash--Hermes and the Italian Hacking Team
Democracy in Cyperspace--Then, the Design Problems
The Gathering Storm--The New Crypto--and Information and Net Neutrality and Free Software and Trust-Busting--Wars
Hacker Occupy--Bringing Occupy into Cyberspace and the Digital Era
Distributed Democracy--Experiments in Spain, Italy, and Canada
The Value and Risk of Transgressive Acts--Corrective Feedback
Mainstreaming Hackerdom--A New Condition of Freedom
Hackers as vital disruptors, inspiring a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens take back democracy.
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.