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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Hacker Crackdown, by Bruce Sterling This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** Title: Hacker Crackdown Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier Author: Bruce Sterling Release Date: June 19, 2008 [EBook #101] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HACKER CRACKDOWN *** Literary Freeware: Not for Commercial Use THE HACKER CRACKDOWN Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier by Bruce Sterling COPYRIGHT 1992, by Bruce Sterling CONTENTS Preface to the Electronic Release of The Hacker Crackdown Chronology of the Hacker Crackdown Introduction Part 1: CRASHING THE SYSTEM A Brief History of Telephony Bell's Golden Vaporware Universal Service Wild Boys and Wire Women The Electronic Communities The Ungentle Giant The Breakup In Defense of the System The Crash Post-Mortem Landslides in Cyberspace Part 2: THE DIGITAL UNDERGROUND Steal This Phone Phreaking and Hacking The View From Under the Floorboards Boards: Core of the Underground Phile Phun The Rake's Progress Strongholds of the Elite Sting Boards Hot Potatoes War on the Legion Terminus Phile 9-1-1 War Games Real Cyberpunk Part 3: LAW AND ORDER Crooked Boards The World's Biggest Hacker Bust Teach Them a Lesson The U.S. Secret Service The Secret Service Battles the Boodlers A Walk Downtown FCIC: The Cutting-Edge Mess Cyberspace Rangers FLETC: Training the Hacker-Trackers Part 4: THE CIVIL LIBERTARIANS NuPrometheus + FBI = Grateful Dead Whole Earth + Computer Revolution = WELL Phiber Runs Underground and Acid Spikes the Well The Trial of Knight Lightning Shadowhawk Plummets to Earth Kyrie in the Confessional $79,499 A Scholar Investigates Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Electronic Afterword to The Hacker Crackdown, Halloween 1993 THE HACKER CRACKDOWN Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier by Bruce Sterling
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