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HOPE X (2014): "The Hacker Wars - A Conversation with NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake" (DVD)

HOPE X (2014): "The Hacker Wars - A Conversation with NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake" (DVD)

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Friday, July 18, 2014: 2:00 pm (Manning): Vivien Lesnik Weisman, director of the upcoming documentary film The Hacker Wars, speaks with Thomas Drake on the confluence of hacktivism and whistleblowing. Depending on one's perspective on who should regulate information, hacktivists and whistleblowers are either criminals or freedom fighters. Drake will discuss his own case and the dystopian dynamic that ensued when the criminal justice system was used as an instrument to destroy him. In light of his personal experience with the state, he will discuss the importance of specific stories of young hacktivists, along with that of whistleblower Edward Snowden, including their battles with the U.S. government.

Thomas Drake, Vivien Lesnik Weisman