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The Human Cost of the Ashley Madison Hack

The Toronto Police held this press conference regarding the Ashley Madison Hacks.

In 2015, hackers calling themselves the Impact Team made good on their threat to leak user information from AshleyMadison.com, a website where people seek out affairs. 454 more words

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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

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Hacktivism - Chaotic Good or Chaotic Danger?

The Digital Age has given rise to a unique new type of activism, called hacktivism. One of this week’s articles defines hacktivism as “is the use of computer technology to achieve a political agenda through legally ambiguous means.” 413 more words

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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

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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