Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY

 

Hackers can be good

September 02nd, 2020

Human rights lawyer & activist and UBC adjunct professor Maureen Webb, who teaches national security law, rehabilitates computer hackers’ bad reputations in Coding Democracy: How Hackers are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism (MIT $39.95). She argues that hackers can be vital disruptors and that many are trying to ‘build out’ democracy into cyberspace. Her previous book was Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post -9/11 World (City Lights 2007). 978-0-262-04355-7

 

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