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Re: [hackademia] What were the first instances of hacking 4 Whisteblowing

     Molly Sauter <molly.sauter {AT} gmail.com>
     "Gabriella \"Biella\" Coleman" <enid.coleman {AT} mcgill.ca>
     Vesna Manojlovic <becha {AT} xs4all.nl>

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From: Molly Sauter <molly.sauter {AT} gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:42:19 -0400
Subject: Re: [hackademia] What were the first instances of hacking 4 Whisteblowing

   Specifically involving computers or would physical breakins also be
   relevant?

   On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 9:01 AM, Gabriella "Biella" Coleman
   <enid.coleman {AT} mcgill.ca> wrote:

   Hi all,
   I am writing a piece that is trying to historicize direct action
   hacking/whistel blowing and am trying to pin point any early examples of
   hackers hacking in order to access and then leak the information/emails
   to ex pose wrong doing..
 <...>

   --
   oddletters
   http://oddletters.com/
   Author of [5]The Coming Swarm: DDoS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil
   Disobedience on the Internet

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Subject: Re: [hackademia] What were the first instances of hacking 4
From: "Gabriella \"Biella\" Coleman" <enid.coleman {AT} mcgill.ca>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:45:29 -0400

No no physical break ins...  but a list of those would be cool to have
too :)

Fully digital and it could be accidental (ie, a bit like ACS law hack,
which was even technically really a hack) but data had to be acquired
and leaked to the public and again data that is no CC info, or passwords
or etc but emails, documents... etc.

I am in shock that I can't find any cases except for Scientology and
have asked many many hackers who follow breaches.

There may be some in Europe and am speaking with someone who did work
with hacktivist in the 1990s there and will report back if I find any...

Thanks,
Biella

On 2016-07-06 10:42 AM, Molly Sauter wrote:

> Specifically involving computers or would physical breakins also be
> relevant?
 <...>

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Gabriella Coleman
Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy
Department of Art History & Communication Studies
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, PQ
H3A 0G5
http://gabriellacoleman.org/
514-398-8572

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Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 18:06:11 +0200 (CEST)
From: Vesna Manojlovic <becha {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: Re: [hackademia] What were the first instances of hacking 4

On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, Gabriella "Biella" Coleman wrote:

>There may be some in Europe and am speaking with someone who did work
>with hacktivist in the 1990s there and will report back if I find any...

Via HfH ;-)

-> Evelien Lubbers

The Brent Spar Syndrome: Counterstrategies against online activism. 
(Telepolis, der Spiegel) & Nettime Bible, winter 1998 
http://www.evel.nl/brenteng.htm

Beat the Dutch! Netactivism in Amsterdam, Published in the Nettime reader, 
1997 http://www.evel.nl/beat.htm

Netactivism, Report on Amsterdam, Published on the Nettime mailinglist, 
May 1996

Some more potential material, by women:

https://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Female_experts#on_hackers_culture_.26_ethics_.26_history_.26_.28hack.29tivism
https://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Female_experts#on_Technology_.26_society.2C_digital_human_rights_.26_Internet_Governance
https://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Female_experts#Critique_of_the_mainstream_networks

Vesna

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community, cooperation, commons, squirrels 	// 
http://becha.home.xs4all.nl
nature, anarchy, utopia, anthropocene, collapse // 
https://lists.puscii.nl/wws/arc/uncivilization

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