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hacktivst, good or bad?

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Started: 12/1/2014 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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okokcalmdown

Con

honestly, everything is pointing to hacktivist being bad. with the recent bank hacking going on, well everywhere. its hard to say that hacktivist are protesting. it seems more like they are stealing and just coming up with some cover up story. i know that there are actual people out there that hack websites to make a point, but these recaent acts are putting a bad name on them. if you are for them, why i ask?
WillRiley

Pro

Hactivist, according to the these sources [1] is-
Hacktivism (a portmanteau of hack and activism) is the use of computers and computer networks to promote political ends, chiefly free speech, human rights, and information ethics.
Hacktivists are not the same thing as hackers. Anonymous and other Hactivist (Not be be confused with Hacker) groups have not been responsible for the identity theft, back hacking, and money stealing done by hackers for personal benefit.
Maybe these people are giving the Hactivists a bad name, but they are not actually Hactivists anyways. If Anonymous does hack banks, the only people who loose money are the banks, not the people who use them.

[1] http://www.mitpressjournals.org...
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