Joseph Menn’s ‘Cult of the Dead Cow’ Portrays the Lasting Influence of Early Hackers


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A lonely, code-savvy kid calling himself Grandmaster Ratte' created a group of friends with a mutual interest in hacking back in '80s Lubbock, Texas. Remaining anonymous until recently, group members have been credited with the hacktivist movement, where technology is used to further a political agenda. Journalist Joseph Menn joins us to talk about the history and evolution of this renowned group that called themselves the Cult of the Dead Cow.

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