Little Brother

Little Brother

Audiobook CD - 2008
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After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2008
ISBN: 9780739372876
0739372874
Branch Call Number: DOCTOROW C
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Heyborne, Kirby

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rthawk Oct 11, 2013

The author was interviewed on PRI's "To the best of our knowledge": http://ttbook.org/book/little-brother-defies-cory-doctorow

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rene1951
Feb 21, 2013

Without intending to he also wrote a warning strory; not just the paise of hacking and privacy using cryptography. The prisoners of Inland Security are forced to pay bale and to go on trial of the crimes that the IS accused them of. Accusation implies that they are under arrest. IS (and other secret police;past, present, and future) only detain suspects: no need for warrants issued by a judge or other bothersome legalities. They can detain (remember, no arrest!) for as long as they wish. Who can they detain? Any suspected terrorist: anybody they say might be one or that any concerned citizen tells them is one. Since legally that person is no longer a legal person they can be detained and tortured for as long as desired. This is not fiction, happening now, apparently in small numbers and offshore (Guantanamo Bay?). For more infor mation on the practice of torture read "The Gulag Archipeligo" and some more recent non-fiction in the OPL system. P.S. They powers of the IS might still be available online: Anti-terrorism Act I believe it's called.

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