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Hackers and activists belong to two separate social movements which have close ties in the online world. Hackers are often misrepresented by the popular press as petty-criminals with a tendency for cyber-terrorism, however most of them are simply playing with and learning from technology. Hacking is not just concerned with security breaches, as is most often the case when the term is used in news stories. Within the hacker movement, such people are known as “crackers” and are often shunned upon for giving other hackers a bad name.

When computer enthusiasts are also politically active and tend to use their knowledge of computers and the Internet to further their activism, they are known as Hacktivists. Their activities often borrow trends from Radical Theatre or other applied and interactive theatre formats.

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    Activism!: Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society by Tim Jordan Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of the Internet by Tim Jordan Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture by Geert Lovink Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy Hacker Culture by Douglas Thomas The Hacker Ethic by Pekka Himanen with Linus Torvalds and Manuel Castells



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