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American Kingpin
The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
Nick Bilton - 2018-05-29
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The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom--and almost got away with it In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything--drugs, NEW YOR...
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
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Casey Neistat
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Ghost in the Wires
My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
Kevin Mitnick - 2012-04-24 (first published in 2011)
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If they were a hall of fame or shame for computer hackers, a Kevin Mitnick plaque would be mounted the near the entrance. While other nerds were fumbling with password possibilities, this adept break-artist was penetrating the digital secrets of Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Nokia, Motorola, Pacific Bell, and other mammoth enterp...
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
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Mark Russinovich
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Kingpin
How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
Kevin Poulsen - 2012-02-06
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Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century’s signature form ...
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
Also recommended by
Mark Russinovich
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The Cuckoo's Egg
Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
Cliff Stoll - 2005-01-01 (first published in 1989)
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Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic ...
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
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Mark RussinovichRick Klau
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The Dip
A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Seth Godin - 2007-05-10
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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller In this iconic bestseller, popular business blogger and bestselling author Seth Godin proves that winners are really just the best quitters. Godin shows that winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt--until they commit to beating the right Dip.Every new project (or job, or ...
Thomas Frank
2022-09-15T14:31:21.000Z
@Wo16SarDQ12yret Highly recommend reading @ThisIsSethsBlog's book "The Dip" (can be read in 2 hours) Also this:      source
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The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu - 2016-01-12 (first published in 2006)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization o...
Thomas Frank
2021-05-19T18:26:33.000Z
I started The Three-Body Problem on Sunday and just finished. Haven’t tore through a novel like that in quite a while. I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended if you like sci-fi      source
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How Music Works
David Byrne - 2017-05-02 (first published in 2012)
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*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne's incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and ma...
Thomas Frank
2019-12-04T17:36:11.000Z
The best book I read in 2019      source
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