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The Hacker Wars (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | 17 October 2014 (USA)
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.
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Credited cast:
Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer ... Self
Andrew Blake Andrew Blake ... Self
Barrett Brown Barrett Brown ... Self
Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran ... Self
Thomas Drake ... Self
Joe 'subverzo' Fionda Joe 'subverzo' Fionda ... Self
Glenn Greenwald ... Self
Jeremy Hammond Jeremy Hammond ... Self - Anarchaos
Christopher Hedges Christopher Hedges ... Self
Gregg Housh Gregg Housh ... Self
Michael Isikoff ... Self
Sara Jafary Sara Jafary ... Self
Gary Johnson Gary Johnson ... Gats00
G. Johnstone G. Johnstone ... Gatso0 (as Gary C. Johnson)
Jenna Kerouac Jenna Kerouac ... Self
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Storyline

(h)ac(k)tivist [noun]: a person who uses technology to bring about social change. "The Hacker Wars" - a film about the targeting of (h)ac(k)tivists, activists and journalists by the US government. There is a war going on - the war for our minds, "The Hacker Wars". The government needs to control information. The film follows the information warriors who are fighting back, and it depicts the dangerous battle in which (h)ac(k)tivists fight for information freedom. Hacktivists impact the world in a new way by using the government's information against itself to call out those in power. Meet the hacktivists: "weev", Barrett Brown, Jeremy Hammond. They try to change the world and sometimes they go to jail. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated
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Performed by Jessie J
Written by Jessie J (as Jessica Cornish), Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly and B.o.B. (as Bobby Ray Jr. Simmons)
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of itself and Ham Squad Music; Warner-Tamerlane Music; Perscription Songs LLC and KAsz Money Publishing (administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.) and Sony ATV Music Publishing.
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Informative Regardless of Viewpoint
22 October 2015 | by kb3014See all my reviews

In today's world, it's incredibly important to know just how anonymous (pun intended) people really aren't when online. Whether you oppose these proclaimed "hacktivists", or admire their creative way to resolve a felt injustice, there's a lot of quality info here. It's an easy and engaging watch. Working in fraud, I couldn't be more surprised for how many people are so careless on the internet.

The viewpoint is fairly biased, but there's nothing to suggest a significant revolution just by watching the film. The only truly horrifying part is how many hipsters are present in this documentary. Kidding of course.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Хакерские войны See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,958, 19 October 2014

Gross USA:

$3,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,470
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1.78 : 1
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