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Topics in Digital Media: Hacking in Technology, Politics and Society

This class will study hacking by looking at technology (what hackers do), politics and law (how hackers changed both), and society (how hackers are understood). We will study cryptography and privacy, digital infrastructure, the Internet of (hackable) Things, monetization and industry, whistleblowing, reverse engineering and hardware analysis, hacker ethics, free and open source information, the rise of state-sponsored hacking, and social media manipulation. The class will cover technical topics but assumes no prior technical knowledge by the students.
Course #
MCC-GE 2141
Units
4
Term
Spring
Department