Joseph Menn is a Reuters investigative journalist and the author of Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World, named one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2019 by Hudson Booksellers. He has written on hacking for 20 years and penned previous books on organized Russian cybercrime and Napster.
Hacktivism Rides Again
The publication of the definitive history of hacktivism pioneers Cult of the Dead Cow in mid-2019 renewed interest in the influential group and inspired members and others to revive the mission that cDc defined two decades ago as hacking for human rights. For this panel, three stalwarts in the group return to HOPE to discuss their new initiatives and what they see as most admirable in others' work fighting surveillance, racism, and disease.