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    How Hackers Changed the World: We Are Legion (2013)

    Inside the complex network and history of Anonymous, the radical online ‘hacktivist’ collective. Through interviews with current members – some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial – as well as writers, academics and major players in various ‘raids’, the film traces the collective’s breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown global […]

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    How Not to Lose Your Identity (2007)

    When Bennett had his identity stolen, the consequences were devastating. He spent two years trying to clear his name during which time he became penniless and homeless and had to live with family and friends. Years later Bennett wrote a comedy show about his experience. He perfomed the show; It Wasn’t Me, It Was […]

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    Hunting the Internet Bullies (2012)

    The programme, put together with Panorama’s customary precision and lack of sensationalism, was a bleak half-hour about some people’s deployment of the internet to make life utterly – and in some cases unbearably – miserable; a portrait of cyber-succubi drawing their energy and pleasure from the knowledge that they are inducing despair in others. […]

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    Inside The Dark Web (2014)

    Twenty-five years after the world wide web was created, it is now caught in the greatest controversy of its existence – surveillance. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor our every move, Horizon meets the hackers and scientists whose technology is fighting back. It is a controversial technology, and some law enforcement […]

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    Internet Insanity: Randy Stair (2017)

    Randy Stair, who went on a shooting rampage that killed three employees at a grocery store in rural Pennsylvania, has a disturbing YouTube history. In a series of animated YouTube cartoons called Ember’s Ghost Squad, Stair — who posted under the name “Andrew Blaze” — told a fictional story of a group of teenage […]

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    Kim Dotcom: The Man Behind Megaupload (2013)

    In October 2013, VICE News was invited to visit the infamous tech mogul and creator of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, at his palatial property in New Zealand. Even though Kim is under house arrest—since he’s at the center of history’s largest copyright case—he’s still able to visit a recording studio in Auckland. So check out […]

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    New York City Hackers (2000)

    New York City Hackers is an independent documentary by Stig-Lennart Sorensen released in the year 2000. Most of the filming occurs in in New York at the H2K conference, 2600 meeting and an Off the Hook radio show. There is also a coverage of the original MIT hackers from the TMRC club. The documentary […]

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    Police Guns (2000)

    From tense standoffs to a tour of museums where old armaments are preserved, this is a fascinating look at the weapons used by the police. They are the weapons used to preserve the law. For over 150 years, the latest and best guns have been tested by the nation’s police, and some have become […]

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    Relatively Free (2016)

    Alex Winter and production company Field of Vision have released a short documentary on Barrett Brown’s release from FCI Three Rivers and the six-hour drive to his new residence, a halfway house near Dallas. The twenty-minute film called ‘Relatively Free’ features a skinnier, longer-haired Barrett Brown discussing his time in federal prison, the fight […]

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    Risk (2016)

    Every time Julian Assange appears in Laura Poitras’s new documentary, Risk, there’s a distinct impression of his quiet thrill at being on camera. His eyes constantly dart toward the lens whenever he’s being filmed, whether he’s chatting to his cohorts at Wikileaks, donning an elaborate disguise (including different-colored contact lenses) to evade public attention, […]