How My Instagram Hacker Changed My Life

After her sought-after five-letter Instagram handle was stolen by an Iranian hacker, professor Negar Mottahedeh opens up the door to her former homeland, striking up an unlikely friendship with the thief to learn more about a man struggling to earn a living in an economy compromised by 35 years of US-led sanctions.

Source: Backchannel
Published: Aug 18, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,036 words)