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Young Hacktivists Worse Than DOJ Drone Killers?

Illbay Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 2:54 PM
After more than two decades since the term first came into common parlance, I'm amazed the term "hacker" is still misused so abjectly. A "hacker" is someone whose avocation is computer hardware and software. Using the term to mean someone whose intent is malevolent is like calling someone who loves to tinker with automobiles "a carjacker."

Pause and reflect on this hypocrisy: The Department of Justice prosecutes young hackers who use computers to promote free speech while highly educated adults within the DOJ threaten to use lethal drone force against American citizens without due process. Which is worse?

Certainly, I do not condone hacking. However, you and I need to start talking about the best way to handle cyber-attacks while also recognizing that the same government officials we trust to protect us are assaulting our constitutional freedoms.

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