Category Archives: Hackers

Journalists & Hacking: The Scandal Grows

by Rick Rockwell The hacking scandal that has consumed British journalism added a few new pages this past week.  Increasingly, James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch seems to be realizing he may be the fall guy. This … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Hacking

by Rick Rockwell The British media provided an interesting window in the past week to glimpse into the complex world of hacking.  While media vilified those arrested and accused in the on-going News of the World hacking scandal that threatens … Continue reading

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RT vs. Al Jazeera: The Propaganda War Over the Syrian Revolt

by Rick Rockwell* For those who aren’t regular viewers of RT (formerly known as Russia Today), the Kremlin-financed information network, or to those who have not visited RT’s YouTube site you are missing some pretty heavy shelling in the propaganda … Continue reading

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Copyright & Intellectual Property: Europe Debates ACTA

by Gabby LaVerghetta With the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) officially off Congress’ calendar for 2012, many netizens have breathed a sigh of relief. (For more on that topic, please see “Global Sharing Culture: … Continue reading

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Hacking for Hugo: Cyberattacks, Twitter & Venezuelan Politics

by Rick Rockwell Nothing is more embarrassing in this digital era than having your electronic presence hacked.  In one of those unfortunate tropes on victimhood, the target of the hacking gets the blame. Now, imagine a government might be directing … Continue reading

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