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Author O'Hagan, Andrew, 1968- author.

Title The secret life : three true stories of the digital age / Andrew O'Hagan.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  302.3 OHA    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  302.3 OHA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  302.3 OHA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  302.3 O'HAGAN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  302.3 OH    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description xvi, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Ghosting -- The invention of Ronald Pinn -- The Satoshi affair.
Summary "The slippery online ecosystem of encrypted messages, leaked documents, black markets, cryptocurrencies, and fake Facebook profiles (68 million of them) is the perfect breeding ground for identities. Some are true, some are false, and some lie in between. The old Internet shorthand IRL--"in real life"--now seems naïve. We no longer question the reality of online experiences, but rather the reality of selfhood in the digital age. In The Secret Life, the essayist and novelist Andrew O'Hagan issues three bulletins from the porous border between cyberspace and "IRL." "Ghosting" introduces us to one of the most beguiling and divisive figures of the Internet era: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite, with unforeseen--and unforgettable--consequences. "The Invention of Ronald Pinn" finds the author using the actual identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new identity in cyberspace, leading him on a journey deep into the Dark Web's deepest realms. And "The Satoshi Affair" chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian Web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto--and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth."--Jacket flap.
Subject Assange, Julian.
WikiLeaks (Organization)
Pinn, Ronald.
Nakamoto, Satoshi.
Wright, Craig Stephen.
Online identities.
Internet -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Online identities. (OCoLC)fst01740515
Secrecy. (OCoLC)fst01110644
Social Aspects.
ISBN 9780374277918 (hardcover)
0374277915 (hardcover)
9780374717094 (electronic book)
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