DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny - review by John Sweeney

John Sweeney

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You

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Enter a new master race, or something that smacks of it: fiendishly clever nerds, who can hack a phone or steal your soul from your laptop but have little else to offer humanity. The lords of bot-tech are a rum lot, seized by anti-human techno-disconnect. The power of the technology and the hold it has over people blanks out the morality of the actions. 

Misha Glenny, bestselling author of McMafia and the former BBC reporter who predicted the destruction of Yugoslavia entirely accurately, explores this world of technological estrangement, with special attention to criminality, in DarkMarket. The cover is excitingly decorated with a skull and crossed scimitars over a fancy credit card,

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