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Re: Hacktivist

Posted by Masakim on November 16, 2002

In Reply to: Hacktivist posted by ESC on November 16, 2002

: HACKTIVIST - ".an activist who uses technology for political ends.Some protect the identities of computer users in countries where Internet use is monitored closely. Others are creating peer-to-peer networks that allow for anonymous file sharing." From an article, "'Hacktivists' use computers for political ends: Internet surveillance, censorship combated," by Jennifer Lee, New York Times News Service article, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader, Oct. 25, 2002.

Ever since 1990, when about 300 queers descended on the park at the behest of a local computer hacktivist unfortunately named Doug Swallow, gays and lesbians have annually stormed the Magic Kingdom - with tacit encouragement from the management.
-James Hannaham, _The Village Voice_, June 27, 1995