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Articles

Hacktivist Action Came Too Soon in Ottawa,” Metro (25 November 2014)

Here Is What Real Online Civil Disobedience Looks Like,” iO9 (4 November 2014)

Online Activism and Why the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Must Die,” BoingBoing (9 October 2014)

“The Future of Civil Disobedience Online,” iO9 (17 June 2013)

“‘LOIC Will Tear Us Apart’: The Impact of Tool Design and Media Portrayals in the Success of Activist DDOS Attacks,” American Behavioral Scientist (published online 15 March 2013) DOI: 10.1177/0002764213479370

“If Hackers Didn’t Exist, Governments Would Have to Invent Them,” The Atlantic (5 July 2012)

“Guy Fawkes Mask-ology,” HiLobrow (30 April 2012)

“The Visual Life of Occupy Wall Street,” In Media Res (7 February 2012)

Jonathan Zittrain and Molly Sauter “Will the U.S. get an Internet ‘kill switch’?”  MIT Technology Review (4 March 2011) (expanded version here. )

Jonathan Zittrain and Molly Sauter, “Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks” MIT Technology Review (9 December 2010) (updated version here.)

Media Interviews and Write-ups

My research has been featured in Popular MechanicsBoing Boing, the BBC, and Der Speigel.

Which Cyber Hacks Should We Worry About,” Science Friday, PRI, 16 January 2015

“Lizard Squad goes after Twitch. Cyber criminals or just Internet Trolls?,” Christian Science Monitor, 28 August, 2014

“The fight to make DDoS attacks a legitimate form of protest,” The Daily Dot, 19 June 2014

“Civil disobedience comes online,” Marketplace, American Public Media, 24 June 2013

“CyberBunker: Hacking as Performance Art,” BusinessWeek, 4 April 2013

“The Pirate Bay and DDOS Actions,” Outriders, BBC5, 29 January 2013

“So geht ziviler Ungehorsam im Internet,” Der Spiegel, 28 December 2012

“Crowds,” The Digital Human, 4 June 2012

“doing it for the LULZ,” Too Much Information, WFMU, 9 April 2012

“SXSW: The hacker you think you know doesn’t exist,” Popular Mechanics, 16 March 2012

“LulzSec hackers take a dive on account of a stoolie,” Marketplace, American Public Media, 7 March 2012

“Four signs ‘hacktivism’ has gone mainstream,” CBC News, 7 February 2012

“Hacktivism,” Click On, BBC4, 31 October 2011

“Impulsan en EU ‘apagón estratégico’ de internet,” Reforma, 6 March 2011

“Hackers’ attacks alarm the Web,” The Boston Globe, 10 December 2010

“Cerco a WikiLeaks leva a temor de censura,” Folha de S. Paolo, 14 December 2010

Book Reviews and Press Coverage of The Coming Swarm

Excerpts of The Coming Swarm have been featured on BoingBoing and io9

One of Science Friday’s Best Science Books of 2014

One of io9’s Best Science Books of 2014

One of the EFF’s “Must-Reads” of 2014

…essential for those who are interested in the future of activism and the role that the internet might play in it…” Sofia Romualdo, The Curious Curator, 24 August 2014

“The History of DDoS Attacks as a Tool of Protest,” Joseph Cox, Vice Motherboard, 1 October 2014

DDoS Attacks: Legitimate Form of Protest or Criminal Act?” Sophia Stuart, PCMag, 20 October 2014

Legalise online protests to safeguard democracy,” Christopher Baraniuk, The New Scientist, 25 October 2014

Molly Sauter’s quest to make political DDoS legitimate,” Joe Urchill, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 December 2014

“…[The Coming Swarm] is an excellent source on the history of the tactic.” – Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society, 18 December 2014

“…a thought-provoking little bomb of a book that raises issues activists in 2014 can’t afford to ignore…” – Astra Taylor, Salon, 26 December 2014