New York Times Discovers Hacktivists

from the oh,-look-at-that dept

The NY Times has devoted a feature article to hacktivists. It talks about how (mostly) young computer coders of today are taking political stands in a way that makes sense to them – through coding. It focuses (not surprisingly) on Hacktivismo. The article also makes sure to talk almost entirely about “constructive” political hacking, creating programs to circumvent censorship and such, rather than destructive hacking that takes down servers or vandalizes websites.

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