I am a veteran human rights advocate, Russian translator (over 30 books), and long-time student of Eurasia, civil society, international relations, and Internet governance. I have been blogging for 10 years on virtual worlds, social media, web 2.0, hacker movements, WikiLeaks, and issues of democracy and civil society online.
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor, perpetrated the greatest assault on American intelligence in US history. Yet his select brotherhood of adversarial journalists, radical activists and anarchist hackers have remained in the shadows. This book brings them to light and challenges their war for absolute encryption even as they demand radical transparency of liberal democracies.