The Hacker Wars (2014)




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Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy. The Hacker Wars tells the tales of the anarchic troll provocateur Andrew "weev" Aurenheimer, prodigy hacker hero Jeremy Hammond, and incendiary watchdog journalist Barrett Brown - three larger than life characters whose separate quests to expose the secrets of empire hurled them into a fateful collision course with shadowy corporations, the FBI, and ultimate betrayal by one of their own. (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Hacker Wars

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

A forceful indictment of the United States government's surveillance and prosecution of computer hackers and journalists.

Oct 16, 2014 | Full Review…

As one journalist tells Weisman, "Information is the weapon." It's worthwhile to understand how it's being used.

Oct 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Despite an unfortunate MTV aesthetic, this documentary puts a spotlight on government harassment of young men and women with nothing else on their mind except defending freedom.

Oct 20, 2014 | Full Review…

A flashy portrait of rebel "hacktivists" and their anarchist accomplices that opts for superficial, unconvincing glorification over in-depth analysis.

Oct 16, 2014 | Full Review…

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This was far more entertaining and well put together than I thought it would be. It was also engaging offering more in-depth information about the rise of hacktivists and why they do what they do.

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