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What Gives You the Right? The Ashley Madison Hack

Everyone’s heard of the massive data dump that hit the web a little over a year ago from the notorious dating website Ashley Madison – a website specifically aimed at providing extramarital affairs to registered clients. 456 more words

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A hactivist group exposed 32 million cheaters,

but is that really that wrong?

A dating website called Ashely Madison seems to think that monogamy is dead, along with it’s  nearly 40 million users. 433 more words


Let's Talk Tech: Hactivism

Hactivism itself is not much different than physical forms of protest. It’s creating a mild inconvenience for a large corporation accompanied by a message of “we don’t like what you’re doing”, like when the infamous group Anonymous crashed PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard’s websites for not supporting donations to Wikileaks ( 472 more words

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Mild Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism: “The politically motivated use of computers and information technology to cause severe disruption or widespread fear.”

As the world shifts further an further into the technological revolution,  society has become increasingly vulnerable to attacks via the internet.   555 more words


Julian Assange Interview

Hey folks, here’s an interview with Julian Assange at the Bendigo Writers Festival (Victoria, Australia) last night. It’s a good interview but it was just starting to get going when it had to be reined in. 307 more words

stoking the fire of the anxieties/paranoia of an online era: mr.robot, "hacktivism" & stuxnet

Last night I finished writing a paper for class around 12am and given the fact that I had woken up at 12:30pm that day I figured I still had a few hours to kill before going to bed. 2,109 more words