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Open-data Hactivists Help Taipei Craft Regulatory Response to Uber

Open-data Hactivists Help Taipei Craft Regulatory Response to Uber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Taipei taxi operators, representatives of Uber, Inc., government officials, and Taiwanese citizens worked together to develop a regulatory approach to Uber. (Tomás Fano / Flickr)
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Hacking for humanity - BusinessWorld Online Edition

“LIFE,” Oscar Wilde famously said, “imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” In the case of the Sony Pictures’ movie The Interview, the world found itself confronted with a further iteration: life imitating art imitating life. The movie’s release sparked international intrigue, drama, and shadowy geopolitical power struggles. It even prompted a grave US presidential address -- all for a simple case of hacking.
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Anonymous UK begins protest against GCHQ's mass spying - Press TV

Anonymous UK begins protest against GCHQ's mass spying - Press TV | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A four-day protest organized by the UK-based hacktivist collective Anonymous has begun outside Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), backing a legal challenge against the mass surveillance agency.


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Watch Dogs: 'A Hacker is the Robin Hood of Today' - Gizmodo UK

Watch Dogs: 'A Hacker is the Robin Hood of Today' - Gizmodo UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When you hear the term "hacker" what image does it conjure for you? A double-chinned hoody wearing computer nerd, surrounded by PCs and empty pizza boxes? Or perhapsJonny Lee Miller on rollerblades? For Ubisoft Montreal, the makers of the forthcoming Watch Dogs, a hacker is a modern-day hero.

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Hacktivation event seeks ways for tech to help S.F. homeless - SFGate

Hacktivation event seeks ways for tech to help S.F. homeless - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Technology whizzes, nonprofit workers and others will converge this weekend in San Francisco to try to cook up new tech-savvy ways to help the homeless in a series of get-togethers organizers are calling Hacktivation for the Homeless.

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The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War - Huffington Post

The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Peter Ludlow, a philosophy professor at Northwestern University, wrote in The Nationthat the prosecution of hacktivists was part of "a war on knowledge" that extends beyond hackers to include Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, who exposed government secrets. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for Espionage Act violations. Snowden, in Russia on temporary asylum, has been charged with espionage and theft of government property.

 
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Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done' - The Guardian

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done' - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hammond was sentenced on Friday at federal court in Manhattan to the maximum 10 years in jail, plus three years supervised release. He had pleaded guilty to one count under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) flowing from his 2011 hack of Strategic Forecasting, Inc, known as Stratfor. In an interview with the Guardian in the Metropolitan Correction Center in New York, conducted on Thursday, he said he was resigned to a long prison term which he sees as a conscious attempt by the US authorities to put a chill on political hacking.

 
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4chan's Christopher Poole: I Was A Teenage Coder—And Then I Stopped - ReadWrite

4chan's Christopher Poole: I Was A Teenage Coder—And Then I Stopped - ReadWrite | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Christopher Poole, known online as “moot,” founded the forum-based social network 4chan when he was 15. Coding in secret, he spent late nights in high school hiding his online life from his friends and family, eventually turning 4chan into one of the Web's best-known meme-launchers and online communities.

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'Hactivists' are trying to reboot democracy from the bottom up with ... - The Independent

'Hactivists' are trying to reboot democracy from the bottom up with ... - The Independent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At the front of a packed auditorium, a young woman is speaking eloquent English in an Argentinian accent. She's telling her audience about 19th-century politics and explaining how the phrase "no taxation without representation" came to be coined.
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The Suicided Activist I: “Making Sense” of Aaron Swartz's Death - The Stanford Daily

The Suicided Activist I: “Making Sense” of Aaron Swartz's Death - The Stanford Daily | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In January 2013, Aaron Swartz — hacktivist, inventor and prodigy — hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment. He was 26. Since his death, the media has tended to interpret Swartz’s suicide as either a limited political critique or an ineffable personal problem. By some accounts, his death was a response to overzealous prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Others read his suicide as the final chapter of his lifetime battle against mental and physical illness. Both these assessments are problematic for their tendency to remember Swartz for the way he died rather than the way he lived.

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Think Different About Hacking? | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms

Think Different About Hacking? | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The words “hacker” and activity of “hacking” have been receiving a great deal of attention over the past few years, in the wake of data breaches, Wikileaks, the Anonymous and LulzSec groups, and now the “Shady Rat” cyberespionage revelations. Given that it’s being reported as the biggest hacking attack ever, the attention is merited.

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Documentary Offers A New Look At 'The Internet's Own Boy,' Aaron Swartz - WBUR

Documentary Offers A New Look At 'The Internet's Own Boy,' Aaron Swartz - WBUR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


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Brian Knappenberger: “I made a film called 'We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists' which followed the hacktivist collective non-group, Anonymous.

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The Rise of the Ethical Hacktivist - LinuxInsider.com

The Rise of the Ethical Hacktivist - LinuxInsider.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The main problem with hacktivism "remains with the legislators and officials who fail to see things in analog-equivalent terms," said Piratpartiet's Rick Falkvinge. "If getting documents to a reporter was OK in the pre-Internet age as part of our checks and balances on power, then it has to be OK in the digital age, too." Yet "many powerholders freak out at the slightest occurrence of pentesting." - See more at: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/The-Rise-of-the-Ethical-Hacktivist-80042.html#sthash.T8g7Zkki.dpuf

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GNUnion - One Big Meshwork

GNUnion - One Big Meshwork | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For all immigrant, domestic, knowledge, industrial, workless workers, Indigenous, landless farmers, Lgbts, environmentlists, hackers, makers, artivists, Chapullers, Indignados, Occupiers. Anons, Zapatistas...
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What Does Anonymous Do? Fights For Logan River, JusticeForSavannah, Maryville Rape Case, To Start

What Does Anonymous Do? Fights For Logan River, JusticeForSavannah, Maryville Rape Case, To Start | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We’ve all seen the infamous mask, and heard about the mysterious group it represents: Anonymous. But what does Anonymous actually do? The loosely associated group of activists and hacktivists emphasizes its decentralization, as evidenced by the sheer amount of actions it is currently involved itself with. The group has instigated battles to find JusticeForSavannah in Arizona and JusticeForDaisy in Maryville, and now it’s even fighting a mysterious Utah boarding school named Logan River. Here’s your rundown of what exactly Anonymous has been working on lately:

 
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