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Geeks Are the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties


Protester wearing mask

A protester wearing a mask takes part in a march protesting SOPA and ACTA in Dublin, Ireland, February 2012.

Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A decade-plus of anthropological fieldwork among hackers and like-minded geeks has led me to the firm conviction that these people are building one of the most vibrant civil liberties movements we’ve ever seen.

From Technology Review
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