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The oft-repeated aphorism "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" could easily be applied to the world of computer hacking.

2011-06-22

 hacktivist hacking security Internet culture activism terrorism freedom fighter
The hacker group Anonymous has taken down a US tourism website in Orlando, Florida as a protest against the arrests of people handing out food to the city's homeless.

2011-06-28

 hacking hacktivist homeless ethics USA
Two high profile hacker groups have called on their followers to boycott PayPal over its continued refusal to handle donations to Wikileaks.

2011-07-27

 activism hacking hacktivist PayPal Wikileaks donation politics
Whistleblowing website Wikileaks has begun publishing the first of more than five million confidential emails from US-based intelligence company Stratfor. The group said the documents would reveal Stratfor's "web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods".

2012-02-27

 Wikileaks whistleblower hacking activism hacktivist