simstimHackers: Computer Outlaws
|Released||July 25th, 2001|
A TLC documentary about computer hackers. It covers some of the most famous hackers such as Steve Wozniak, John Draper, and Kevin Mitnick. This documentary offers a historical perspective on hackers advancing from the age of telephones with Captain Crunch to the age of computers with Woz and at last to the age of information with Kevin Mitnick.
Hackers Wanted (also known as Can You Hack It?) is a documentary directed and written by Sam Bozzo, Trigger Street Productions and narrated by Kevin Spacey. The documentary explores different subgroups of the hacker culture and how they affect our computerized world. Hackers Wanted includes a wide range of interviews with people from hacker, information security, law enforcement, higher education and journalist communities. It also includes a large segment covering the life, breakins, the arrest and sentencing of Adrian Lamo. Read more.
An article by Ron Rosenbaum published in the October 1971 issue of the Esquire magazine.The article has shown how Blue Boxing could be used to get control over telephone company's switching equipment. It contains interviews with Captain Crunch, Joybubbles and several other phone phreaks. The article helped popularize the phone phreaking culture. For example, after reading the Esquire article, Steve Wozniak aka "Berkeley Blue" built and sold blue boxes to help fund his other pet project - Apple I. Read more.
Hackers – Wizards of the Electronic Age is a PBS documentary directed by Fabrice Florin filmed at the first Hacker Conference that took place at the Headlands Institute Conference Center in 1984. The conference was organized as a result of Steven Levy's book 'Hackers – Heroes of the Computer Revolution' published the same year. The documentary explores the cultural phenomenon that helped launch a multi-billion dollar computer industry and changed the way people live, communicate, work and play. Read more.
Hackers 95 is an independent documentary by Phone-E and RF Burns shot during the summer of 1995. The documentary covers hacker happenings during that summer including Summercon and Defcon III. There are plenty of interviews and random clips from these two conferences. The documentary also includes a separate segment on Area 51 as well as a Secret Service press release on Operation Cybersnare. Read more.
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