About the book

In this adorably illustrated storybook, digital rights activist Murray Hunter invites readers into a playful conversation about privacy, resistance, and wiggly, squiggly robots.

The book was published through a global crowdfunding campaign which met its fundraising goal in less than a week. More than 200 people from across the world contributed to help get Boris the BabyBot published. (Thank you!)

It’s been featured on the BBC World Service, Reuters, and more.

About the author

Murray Hunter started working on surveillance as an activist with South Africa’s Right2Know Campaign. Find more of his stuff at c1rcleup.org


He’s worked on a range of grown-up publications about privacy and politics, including:

Track and Trace – research on Covid-19 contact tracing tech in South Africa
Cops and Call Records – research on lack of privacy protections for police use of phone records in South Africa
A Patchwork for Privacy – a report on surveillance laws in Southern Africa
Spooked – a report on surveillance of journalists in South Africa
Stop the Surveillance – a handbook on South Africa’s surveillance laws
Big Brother Exposed – an investigation on state monitoring of activists and unionists