• The Hacker Issue
    September 2015 #20
    • on the cover artist, writer, wisecracker, and technology researcher ingrid burrington, photographed by ada banks.

    • artifice is power last month we interviewed self-maker, sound artist, and selfie-royalty e. jane of scraaatch.

    • emojis will get you anywhere ruby brunton reveals her favorite emojis.

    • write for us october marks “the asylum issue” – read our call for submissions here.

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    Table Of Contents

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    It’s Peeple.

    Waterstain spotted on Mars! Catastrophic floods on Earth! Sex with robots! 15 million T-Mobile customers hacked! Manhattan worth $1,497 a square foot! Drone app more offensive than drone bombs! Government really sucks sometimes!

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    10 Police Officers in Puerto Rico Bagged by the FBI on Corruption Charges

    A young man bit a cop’s finger while in police custody, 10 Puerto Rican officers were bagged by the FBI for alleged corruption, and other stories from the field.

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    Knowing your emojis can get you a date, a slice of pizza, and even shut down your haters.

    Emojis Will Get You Anywhere

    by Ruby Brunton

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    They Don’t Call It Fall for Nothing
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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    I Can Cry If I Want To

    It’s my birthday! VW pollutes a little illegally and a lot legally! Gov loses millions of fingerprints! Pregnant women really wet the whistle! So many brain implants it’s starting to getting weird!

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    One Year Since 43 Normalistas Disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexican Students Clash with Riot Police

    Delaware police shot 28-year-old Jeremy “Bam” McDole until he fell out of his wheelchair. Meanwhile in Brazil, cops killed a 11-year-old child in Rio de Janeiro, the sixth child under the age of 14 to have died at the hands of police in the city this year.

    Hacked by gop

    One of the best ways to destroy an organization is to get into their servers, grab everything you find, and publish it online without redactions. High-profile leaks of late suggest this is a tactic most useful to dissidents and activists, but it's now being used by governments and conservative hate groups as well.

    Organizational Doxing and The Future of Massive Leaks

    by John Shutt

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    Aww You Shouldn’t Have by Ripley Soprano

    Anybody Wanna Waste Some Time?

    In the midst of trying to nix my public school’s controversial admissions policy, I might have met the director of Reqiuem for a Dream. Who knows, though. That was years ago.

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    En Rogue by Alex G. Brown

    Not Quite Finished or Already Taken Apart?

    HBA, KTZ, and Phoebe English suggest we take style inspiration from deconstructionism in 2016 – a movement created by 90s estranged and broke designers of London and Antwerp.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    I Think You Know What the Problem Is Just as Well as I Do

    Guantanamo Tinder! Bear Selfies! One in five teens Wake for Facebook! Antidepressants have been dangerous all along! Internet cables sabotaged! Roomba on track for world domination! Chimps love horror films! It Gets Better campaign gets worse!

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    Sexism in the tech industry will not be resolved by the forced intimacy of idealized female friendship.

    The False Sisterhoods of Tech Industry #Girlsquads

    by – Anonymous

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Hungarian Cops Fire Tear Gas and Water Cannons at Refugees Crossing the Border

    Greek police clash with anarchists in Exarchia. In Egypt, police shoot at Mexican tourists mistaken for Islamist militants.

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    The androgynous womenswear of cyber crime. 90s hacker fashion reemerges on the runway and among subcultures – from Rick Ownes, Gareth Pugh, and Alexander Wang to cyberpop and seapunk.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    The Key to the Abyss Is Turning

    Placing bets on rising sea levels! Queen is super-richer than ever! Hipster funerals creates cemetery crisis! Luxury tanks for the classy war-criminal! Half of us have Diabetes! Radioactive waste collected during Fukushima cleanup washes back into floodwaters! Apple designed a Pencil!

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    “Yes, I’m a criminal.” Seven of the most infamous hackers who were arrested or otherwise punished for their curiosity and wit.

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    No Charges Against Deputies Who Tasered Natasha McKenna to Death; Sheriff Releases Video of the Incident

    Meanwhile, the police who shot Antonio Zambrano-Montes were also not indicted. In Greece, police attack refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

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    Dan Knows Best by Dan Allegretto

    Fall 2015 Trend Forecast

    With this list you will literally be the coolest person this season.

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    A year after the 43 students from Ayotzinapa disappeared, the Mexican government’s account of the attack is crumbling. Now, an independent report suggests all levels of law enforcement and the administration itself were responsible.

    What Happened in Iguala?

    by Stefan Norman

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    Gross Misconduct by Fuck Theory

    On Queer Privilege

    How did queer go from celebrating difference to mocking everything that isn’t queer? Our new columnist Fuck Theory traces the roots of queer theory and where things went astray.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    In Some Cases, There Will Be Absolutely No Hope

    Bad News Returns! Markets strangely volatile given stable society. Alaska losing 70 gigatons of ice to melting each year, tee hee. More guns sold to Americans last month than any other month on record!

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Police Officer Shoots His Own Car and Lies About It

    Meanwhile, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton tries to revive the widely condemned Moynihan Report.


    Letters by Hanna Hurr

    Try Turning It off and Then on Again

    This month, we turn to the Hacker for inspiration. We’ll reach our hand out of the vortex, hoping they’ll grab it, and forgive us for calling them nerds.

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    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    September 2015

    September will feel very short for how busy we’re all going to be. It’s too late in the year to focus on anything we don’t take seriously – and we shouldn’t take anything too seriously if it doesn’t bring us joy.

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