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Defend Dissent

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Glencora Borradaile, Oregon State University

Copyright Year: 2021

ISBN 13: 9781955101059

Publisher: Oregon State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Michael Gold-Biss, Political Science Faculty, North Hennepin Community College on 3/5/23

This is a remarkable text for various reasons. First, it is accessible and comprehensive. Second, it is available in English and Spanish. Third, while it is somewhat simplistic and potentially a liability, it is offset by making it accessible to... read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Why Digital Security?
  • Part 1: An Introduction to Cryptography
  • Part 2: Digital Suppression of Social Movements (in the US)
  • Part 3: Defending Social Movements (in the US)
  • Conclusion: Selecting Digital Security Tools

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  • About the Book

    Defend Dissent is an introduction to cryptography paired with the social impacts of surveillance and the protective potential of encryption, with a focus on US social movements. Each chapter ends with a story that brings social context to the material—from surveillance used against contemporary US protests to the African National Congress’s use of partially manual encryption in fighting apartheid in South Africa in the 80s.This book can be read linearly, or you can pick and choose what you would like to learn about. Each chapter is prefaced with what you should read first (for background) and concludes with what you might want to read next.

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    Glencora Borradaile, Oregon State University

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