Tech Books We Love

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I’m a huge book worm. I’ve put together a list of some tech books that have crept onto my favorites list lately.

A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend them Back

In A Hacker’s Mind, Bruce Schneier takes hacking out of the world of computing and uses it to analyze the systems that underpin our society: from tax laws to financial markets to politics. He reveals an array of powerful actors whose hacks bend our economic, political, and legal systems to their advantage, at the expense of everyone else.

Chokepoint Capitalism 

In Chokepoint Capitalism, scholar Rebecca Giblin and writer and activist Cory Doctorow argue we’re in a new era of “chokepoint capitalism,” with exploitative businesses creating insurmountable barriers to competition that enable them to capture value that should rightfully go to others.

The Internet Con

A Big Tech disassembly manual, presenting a theory of internet enshittification and a way to throw it into reverse, creating a new, good internet that is a worthy successor to the old, good internet – so that the enshitternet of today is thrown on the scrapheap of history as an unfortunate transitional stage between the two.

Cult of the Dead Cow

How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World

Crash Override

How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate


A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers

Ghost in the Wires

My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

The Art of Intrusion

The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers

The Art of Deception

Controlling the Human Element of Security

Permanent Record

Algorithms to Live By

The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Where Wizards Stay Up Late

The Origins of the Internet

Tracers in the Dark 

The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency