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NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE
17 October 2017, 6:15 pm

NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE

Posted 18 Oct, 2017 1:15:56 UTC

The new edition of Off The Wall from 17/10/2017 has been archived and is now available online.


NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE
11 October 2017, 9:20 pm

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE

Posted 12 Oct, 2017 4:20:04 UTC

The new edition of Off The Hook from 11/10/2017 has been archived and is now available online.


AUTUMN ISSUE OF 2600 RELEASED
5 October 2017, 10:15 am

The leaves of Autumn have begun to turn, as have the pages of the Autumn edition of 2600, which is hitting the stands worldwide as you read this. One can be sent to your mailbox easily and cheaply by subscribing through our online store.

But it doesn't end there. You can wander on down to your local bookstore or newsstand and pick up the latest issue if we're carried there. And if we're not, you can let us know and we'll take steps to fix it.

And, of course, our digital options abound. You can subscribe via Kindle in either the U.S. or the U.K., while obtaining individual issues for other areas (see our guide here). You can have issues sent to your phone or computer via Google Play. You can also subscribe through the Barnes and Noble Nook. And if all of this makes you hunger for more, you can peruse our digital digests from years past.

No matter how you read us, we hope to enhance the days of Autumn with all kinds of mind-provoking hacker material!

 


NEW GERMAN SODA INTRODUCED
3 October 2017, 10:44 am

For those of you who want to step outside the world of Club-Mate, yet still possess the coolest imported German soda on the block, we invite you to give Lapacho a try. It has no caffeine and lower amounts of sugar, all the while retaining a fruity and pleasant taste and the various health benefits of lapacho tea. We've got a limited amount for testing in this country. You can get 12-packs, 18-packs, or a half and half combo pack with Club-Mate.


VOLUME 16 OF THE HACKER DIGEST RELEASED - 25 YEARS OF 2600 NOW DIGITIZED
31 August 2017, 8:35 am

We're happy to announce the release of Volume 16 of The Hacker Digest, which has already been delivered to all of our digital subscribers. This marks a special milestone for us, as we now have a quarter century of 2600 digitized in non-DRM PDF format. You can subscribe to and receive the entire collection in seconds by clicking here.

The project currently has Volumes 1 through 16 encoded, as well as Volumes 25 through 33. Every three months, a new digest will be released that will narrow the gap of undigitized issues. Also, a new digest of the previous year's issues is released each spring.

(For those of you who want to get all of the digital issues as well as paper editions, we have a special offer here. And if you already have a lifetime subscription to the paper edition, you can upgrade to the digital lifetime subscription at a super discounted rate.)

 

 


2018 HACKER CALENDARS ARE NOW OUT
30 August 2017, 9:36 am

After a year where hackers were in the news almost constantly, we've released a brand new hacker calendar for 2018.

As in previous years, these calendars feature 14 of the best payphone photos that have been submitted to us in the past year. They're all 12"x12" glossy prints suitable for framing (after you've used the calendar, of course). In addition, we've filled in even more of the dates with significant moments in hacker history. Nearly every day has some momentous event that's of interest to hackers everywhere! (And if you come across a day without something historic, we invite you to do something that will put that date on next year's calendar - keep it positive.)

To get your own copy, just click here.

 


VOLUME 33 OF THE HACKER DIGEST RELEASED
27 July 2017, 10:56 am

The latest edition of The Hacker Digest is out! Volume 33 is comprised of all issues of 2600 from 2016, rearranged in book form and totaling nearly 300 pages.

The Kindle and Nook versions are great for anyone who wants the text of all of the articles sent directly to their devices for easy and legible reading. The PDF version works on a variety of platforms and resembles the printed version of the magazine, with a number of layout changes and expanded features. All versions contain all of the graphics, along with enhanced cover pages (unobscured by print or barcodes), a full payphone photo spread, and a collection of all of the back cover photos. In addition, we also offer an EPUB version.

Download the PDF, EPUB, or Kindle versions. (A full list of options, including those for other countries, can be found here.)

Or... join the lifetime club and get ALL digital issues from the beginning and well into the future. Details here.


SUMMER ISSUE OF 2600 RELEASED
14 July 2017, 3:07 am

The Summer edition of 2600 is now out and being absorbed by the hacker community, corporate spies, and intelligence agencies all over the globe. If you're a subscriber, it wouldn't surprise us to hear that you already are reading its contents. If you're not and you want to become one, it's as easy as subscribing through our online store.

Of course, there are other options. You can amble on over to your local newsstand or bookstore and pick up a copy there. (Be sure to cause a big scene if they don't carry us and let us know who they are so we can continue the conversation.)

Then there are the many digital methods with which you can procure a copy. There are Kindle subscriptions for the U.S. and the U.K. (individual issues for other areas), the Barnes and Noble Nook edition, and Google Play. To see a full list of our digital options, explore our digital editions section!

 


SPRING ISSUE OF 2600 RELEASED
10 April 2017, 3:12 am

Spring has sprung and with it our eagerly anticipated Spring issue is being distributed all around the planet. Subscribers should already have copies in their possession and those with even the slowest mailmen will get them any day. You can subscribe through our online store to start or renew a subscription.

You can also find us at newsstands and bookstores worldwide. If your local outlet doesn't carry us, suggest to them that they do and let us know so we can add our voices to the chorus.

And, of course, you can also subscribe to us digitally, through Kindle in the U.S. and U.K., the Nook, and Google Play. We have a bunch of other digital options as well, which you can peruse in our digital editions section.

It's never been easier to see what all the fuss is about.

 


2600 REINSTATES $10,000 BOUNTY FOR TRUMP TAX RETURNS
3 April 2017, 10:55 am

Our $10,000 bounty for Donald Trump's tax return is back on. Let us explain why.

Last year, we had a similar offer for then candidate Trump, one which was only half serious. Things have since changed. We now have a number of people in positions of great power who apparently feel they're no longer beholden to the rest of us and can do as they please without consequence. This attitude is nothing new, but the scale of it today is quite unprecedented.

There is no law that compels the President to release this information. But being the first in modern history to refuse to do this creates a very unhealthy environment of mistrust and suspicion, one which ultimately hurts us all. And right now, the only thing that can begin the healing process is a good dose of truth. We need to find out if there's a liar and a cheat in the White House or if some kind of a witch hunt is underway by his detractors. Continuing to withhold information that has traditionally been made public is the stuff of dictatorship, not the society we all build and maintain.

We are well aware of privacy concerns as they relate to the citizens of our country. However, when you assume an incredible position of power, one that literally affects each and every one of your fellow citizens, some of the privacy previously enjoyed while not in that position winds up being sacrificed. The rest of us know your schedule, who you're talking to, all kinds of personal details from your past, and what you're generally up to each and every day. This is how the game is played and nobody is forced to be a part of it. Unilaterally changing the rules only invites the casting of aspersions over the person, the office, and everything related. It's a dark road to go down.

So here is what we're after. We're looking for the complete federal tax returns for:
Donald John Trump
721 Fifth Avenue
Apartment 66N
New York, NY 10022

The returns must be from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015. We believe any of these will paint a somewhat accurate picture of the President's recent financial filings. At the very least, we'll have something, as opposed to the blank slate we have now.

We are pledging $10,000 to the first person who gets any of these to us, provided they have not been disclosed to any other media outlet or already made public. This offer is only valid while Trump is in office.

A number of people have expressed an interest in adding to the bounty to bring the number up to a significantly higher level. We support this, but we want to be clear on a few things. We fully expect negative repercussions as a result of our stand here. While we will make every effort to shield anyone else from such actions, please understand that there is always a risk when challenging an authority such as this. We're doing it because we feel obligated to and because we think we might be able to reach people who can reveal the truth. Please only join the effort if you've thought it through carefully.

If you want to contribute to the total, we're keeping it really simple. Just email trump@2600.com and tell us how much you'd be willing to add to the total if our above conditions are met. That's it. You likely will never hear anything from us because we actually believe the chances of someone getting us the documents are fairly slim. However, if we do get them and we verify their authenticity, you will get an email informing you of this and asking you to fulfill your pledge in one of a number of methods which will be disclosed at that time. You can change your mind, but we will not release the documents until the full amount pledged/announced is raised so that we're able to fulfill our end of the bargain to the submitter. Right now, that amount is set at $10,000 and we're guaranteeing it. (If and when we receive significant amounts of pledges, we will update the figure.)

The above email address may be used for all communications on this subject. You can use our PGP key below if you want to add a level of security when emailing. The meta-data will still be visible, but not the contents of your email to us. And there are already many people emailing that address, so that in itself shouldn't be cause for concern. But we're deliberately not going full throttle with anonymity because we want this to be as simple as possible for many people to participate in and also because we want to be as open and transparent about this as we can. That said, we will always protect our sources and contributors to the fullest extent possible.

Finally, let us be clear on what we DON'T want. This is not an appeal for people to hack the IRS and attempt to liberate these documents in that manner. First off, we strongly doubt they have this information on any site accessible from the outside world. Second, we don't want people getting themselves into trouble over this. We believe there are enough people out there who already have legitimate access to this information who will see its disclosure as the right thing to do.

We will post any updates as they happen here and on our @2600 Twitter account.

 

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