The Hacker Crackdown

Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier

By Bruce Sterling
(Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553563702, 336pp.)

Publication Date: November 1, 1993

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A searing probe into computer hacking--a cutting-edge nonfiction book by the bestselling co-author of The Difference Engine. Sterling looks at the issue of computer freedom vs. computer security from all sides: the telephone companies, who are the primary victims; the computer hackers; law enforcement officials; and the civil libertarians, who try to protect First Amendment rights.



About the Author
Bruce Sterling is the author of the non´Čüction books Tomorrow Now and The Hacker Crackdown, as well as the novels Distraction, Holy Fire, Heavy Weather, and Islands in the Net. With William Gibson he co-authored the acclaimed novel The Difference Engine. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin, Texas.
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