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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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Cast

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 Gregg Housh ... Himself
Michael Isikoff ... Himself
Sara Jafary Sara Jafary ... Herself
Gary Johnson Gary Johnson ... Gats00
G. Johnstone G. Johnstone ... Gatso0 (as Gary C. Johnson)
Jenna Kerouac Jenna Kerouac ... Herself
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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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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated
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Country:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,958, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,958, 17 October 2014
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1.78 : 1
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Written and Performed by Christopher Lord and Meredith Raithel Perry
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22 April 2015 | by christiank7See all my reviews

What a bunch of self engrandising, overbearing and deluded fools. Spreading their own private madness as a form of hero worship. Pathetic. The entire pseudo documentary is made up of selected moments from a large data base to make us believe that the government is the evil bad guy who is taking our freedom. Ridiculous. I worked in this area, and although I can not specify I have never seen any of my colleagues behave like these lowlife have said officials behaved. These so called protectors of our freedom are breaking laws. End of story! They are endangering citizens and organizations and also destabilizing the impressionable young and fostering hysteria and angst. They actually think that they are the great heroes. How self delusional can you get? On the other hand some of these people were actually so stupid as to show their faces and this only because their desire for their 15 minutes of fame is greater than their continued anonymous safety. How dumb can you get? I suggest that these little not quite grown up morons get a new life because the one they are leading is a dismal failure. Go hack yourselves.


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