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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 ... Himself
Andrew Blake Andrew Blake ... Himself
Barrett Brown Barrett Brown ... Himself
Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran ... Himself
Thomas Drake ... Himself
Joe 'subverzo' Fionda Joe 'subverzo' Fionda ... Himself
Glenn Greenwald ... Himself
Jeremy Hammond Jeremy Hammond ... Himself - Anarchaos
Christopher Hedges Christopher Hedges ... Himself
Gregg Housh ... Himself
Michael Isikoff ... Himself
Sara Jafary Sara Jafary ... Herself
G. Johnstone G. Johnstone ... Gatso0 (as Gary C. Johnson)
Jenna Kerouac Jenna Kerouac ... Herself
Jay Leiderman Jay Leiderman ... Himself
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(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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,958, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,958, 17 October 2014
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K0K2334 track 36
Composed by Fred Dubios
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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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