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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, […]

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    Secret History of Hacking (2001)

    The Secret History of Hacking is a 2001 documentary film that focuses on phreaking, computer hacking and social engineering occurring from the 1970s through to the 1990s. Archive footage concerning the subject matter and (computer generated) graphical imagery specifically created for the film are voiced over with narrative audio commentary, intermixed with commentary from […]

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    Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web (2017)

    You can view this Storyville film in one of two ways: either as a police procedural, tracking the efforts of multiple US government agencies to take down the internet drugs marketplace Silk Road, or as a philosophical treatise on the souring of a dream. Silk Road’s founder, aka “Dread Pirate Roberts”, wanted to create […]

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    Stingray (2016)

    They’re used by police, federal officials and hackers. They can read your text messages, see where you are and more. They go by many names but some know them as Stingrays. But what is a Stingray? Dive into the world of surveillance technology. youtube Stingray @ Reddit

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    Talhotblond (2009)

    Talhotblond is a 2009 documentary, detailing an Internet love triangle which resulted in a real life murder. Thomas Montgomery (screen name: marinesniper), a 47-year-old married man, pleaded guilty to murdering his 22-year-old co-worker Brian Barrett (screen name: beefcake). The two men were involved in a love triangle with “Jessi”, who they thought to be […]

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    Terminal F – Chasing Edward Snowden (2015)

    The movie briefly covers NSA analyst-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden and his escape from American authorities to Hong Kong and later to Russia, after leaking classified information about global surveillance programs used by the American government to spy on people around the world and other nations activities. The movie also presents the journalists who had […]

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    Thailand’s Cyber Wars: Blackout (2016)

    In May 2014, Thailand’s royal army staged a coup and seized control of the country. Declaring a state of emergency, the ruling Junta began to crack down on civil liberties and silence dissent. A series of cyber laws have since been proposed that would increase the state’s power to control and monitor the internet. […]

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    The 414s (2015)

    THE 414s tells the story of the first widely recognized computer hackers, a group of Milwaukee teenagers who gained notoriety in 1983 when they broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a classified nuclear weapons research facility. imdb IMDB (7.6) The 414s @ Wikipedia

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    The Hacker Wars (2014)

    The tales of the troll provocateur “weev”, prodigy hacker Jeremy Hammond, and journalist Barrett Brown, three larger than life characters whose separate quests to expose the secrets of shadowy corporations, the FBI, and ultimate betrayal by one of their own. amazon IMDB (6.6/10) | dWikipedia

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    The Internet Warriors (2017)

    It goes without saying at this point that the internet is full of trolls — we expect any trip to Twitter or Facebook to be disrupted by some sort of angry person who views all ideological opponents as subhumans, and we anticipate that any article will be followed by poorly spelled shit-takes from newly […]

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    The Internet’s Own Boy (2014)

    Chronicling programming prodigy Aaron Swartz’s efforts crusading for open access and the resulting legal nightmare and tragedy that ensued, “The Internet’s Own Boy” is a dynamic portrait of a brilliant tech millionaire who renounced the values of Silicon Valley startup culture and used technology to tirelessly fight for social justice, no matter what the […]

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    The KGB, the Computer and Me (1990)

    In 1986, astronomer turned computer scientist Clifford Stoll had just started working on a computer system at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory when he noticed a 75-cent discrepancy between the charges printed by two accounting programs responsible for charging people for machine use. Intrigued, he deduced that the system was being hacked, and he determined […]