Crash Override

How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

Author: Zoe Quinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610398092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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You've heard the stories about the dark side of the internet--hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn--but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would never happen to you. Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. They answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate--they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she raised her voice and spoke out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone. In the years since #gamergate, Quinn has helped thousands of people with her advocacy and online-abuse crisis resource Crash Override Network. From locking down victims' personal accounts to working with tech companies and lawmakers to inform policy, she has firsthand knowledge about every angle of online abuse, what powerful institutions are (and aren't) doing about it, and how we can protect our digital spaces and selves. Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story--as target and as activist--Quinn provides a human look at the ways the internet impacts our lives and culture, along with practical advice for keeping yourself and others safe online.
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Online Harassment

Author: Jennifer Golbeck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319785834

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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Online Harassment is one of the most serious problems in social media. To address it requires understanding the forms harassment takes, how it impacts the targets, who harasses, and how technology that stands between users and social media can stop harassers and protect users. The field of Human-Computer Interaction provides a unique set of tools to address this challenge. This book brings together experts in theory, socio-technical systems, network analysis, text analysis, and machine learning to present a broad set of analyses and applications that improve our understanding of the harassment problem and how to address it. This book tackles the problem of harassment by addressing it in three major domains. First, chapters explore how harassment manifests, including extensive analysis of the Gamer Gate incident, stylistic features of different types of harassment, how gender differences affect misogynistic harassment. Then, we look at the results of harassment, including how it drives people offline and the impacts it has on targets. Finally, we address techniques for mitigating harassment, both through automated detection and filtering and interface options that users control. Together, many branches of HCI come together to provide a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of online harassment and to advance the field toward effective human-oriented solutions.
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The Internet, Warts and All

Free Speech, Privacy and Truth

Author: Paul Bernal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108422217

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Free speech, privacy and truth on the internet are linked in a messy, unruly way that needs to be embraced.
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Uncanny Magazine Issue 32

January/February 2020

Author: Rae Carson,Eugenia Triantafyllou,C. L. Clark,Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam,Sharon Hsu,Alex Bledsoe,E. Lily Yu,Meg Elison

Publisher: Uncanny Magazine

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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The January/February 2020 issue of Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine. Featuring new fiction by Rae Carson, Eugenia Triantafyllou, C. L. Clark, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Sharon Hsu, and Alex Bledsoe. Reprint fiction by E. Lily Yu. Essays by Meg Elison, Marissa Lingen, Malka Older, and Katharine Duckett, poetry by Ada Hoffmann, Brandon O'Brien, Leah Bobet, and Betsy Aoki, interviews with Eugenia Triantafyllou and Bonnie Joe Stufflebeam by Caroline M. Yoachim, a cover by Nilah Magruder, and editorials by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, and Elsa Sjunneson.
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Technofeminist Storiographies

Women, Information Technology, and Cultural Representation

Author: Kristine L. Blair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498593046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This book recovers both historical and contemporary accounts of women’s lived experiences of technology, from Ada Lovelace and Hedy Lamarr to women working in the tech industry today, juxtaposing those stories with larger cultural representations of women and technology.
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Goddess Mode

Author: Zoe Quinn

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401294113

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 160

View: 8055

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In the near future all of humanity's needs are administered by a godlike artificial intelligence called Azoth, and it's Cassandra Price's humiliating job to do tech support on it. The advent of Azoth has deepened inequality and robbed humanity of its soul, but Cassandra's life changes when she finds herself dragged violently into Azoth itself, manifested as a secret digital world beneath our own, one built on a combination of magic and metadata. There she encounters a group of apparently magical girls locked in a war with mysterious monsters for the power to fix the world -- if only they could agree on what the world should be. Why was she chosen? What is the omnipotent Hermeticorp up to? Who created the Azoth world? And who are these girls anyway? Collects issues #1-6.
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