Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity on the Web (Hardcover)

Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity on the Web

By Cole Stryker

Overlook Press, 9781590209745, 255pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2012



Identity Wars is a broad look at how anonymity influences politics, activism, religion, and art. Stryker presents a strong defense of anonymity and explores some of the tools and organizations relating to this issue, especially as it has evolved with the ubiquity of the Internet. Cogent and compelling, his examination of online identities, both false and real, is an essential read for the social-networking age.

About the Author

Cole Stryker is a freelance writer and media consultant based in New York City. He is the author of "Epic Win for Anonymous," the first book to tell the story of the genesis of the Internet-based protest groups and creative memes currently changing our world. Stryker has been interviewed about his writing by "The New York Times," Reuters, New York Observer, Salon, and "The Rumpus."