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The World's Most Dangerous Geek by David Kushner
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I got this book in the form of an audiobook from Humble Bundle a while ago. It's a collection of essays by David Kushner about tech issues. A lot of it revolves around people who have some sort of connection to Anonymous. Some of these articles - like the one about Anonymous and Steubenbille and the wheelchair riding guy who was turning on webcams - I read back when they were first published. The essays are roughly in chronological order and I thought it was interesting to see how the intersection of technology, crime, and life changed throughout the years. There were also a few stories that had overlap with each other and that was also interesting to see. There was one essay - the one about the Caucasian guy who ended up in the Triads - that I'd love to see made into a a "based on a true story" movie.

Overall, it was an enjoyable collection of essays and I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in "hacking" in the more colloquial sense of breaking into computing devices.
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Reading Progress

September 1, 2018 – Started Reading
September 1, 2018 – Shelved
September 1, 2018 – Shelved as: audiobooks
September 5, 2018 –
2.0% "Creator of WimAmp"
September 23, 2018 –
4.0% "E Baum's world"
September 23, 2018 –
9.0% "A DOE employee messes with the lead singer from Linkin Park"
September 23, 2018 –
13.0% "A couple AI researchers with bipolar disorder commit suicide"
September 28, 2018 –
18.0% "A guy who gets a rare and dangerous form of cancer also has his identity stolen."
September 28, 2018 –
21.0% "Anonymous vs Scientology"
October 16, 2018 –
25.0% "A blind phreak and his exploits"
October 16, 2018 –
28.0% "The TJX hack"
October 16, 2018 –
30.0% "Wikileaks"
October 16, 2018 –
33.0% "Autistic kid cracks into DOD computers"
October 17, 2018 –
41.0% "Some kids kill a girl

A wheelchair-bound guy cracks webcams (I think I read this one when it was published)"
October 17, 2018 –
49.0% "Celeb cracking

Sony PS3 hacks"
October 17, 2018 –
57.0% "Hacker hiring

Anon vs Steubenville"
October 17, 2018 –
69.0% "Julian asaunge's protege

The dread pirate Roberts and silk road"
October 17, 2018 –
84.0% "Weeze the troll

Doyer and Anon"
October 17, 2018 –
87.0% "Cicaida group"
October 18, 2018 –
92.0% "How in the world is the white guy in the triads not a movie?"
October 18, 2018 – Finished Reading

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