Book Title: Defend Dissent

Subtitle: Digital Suppression and Cryptographic Defense of Social Movements

Author: Glencora Borradaile

Book Description: 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

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Computer security

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Title
Defend Dissent
Author
Glencora Borradaile
License

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Defend Dissent by Glencora Borradaile is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Publication and ongoing maintenance of this textbook is possible due to grant support from Oregon State University Ecampus.

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Primary Subject
Computer security
Additional Subject(s)
Political activism
Publisher
Oregon State University
Publication Date
March 29, 2021
Print ISBN
978-1-955101-05-9