Hacktivism and Wikileaks
Thursday, December 09, 2010
To show their support for Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, hackers attacked websites of corporations such as PayPal and MasterCard who have been making it difficult for the controversial site to function. John Abell, New York Bureau Chief for Wired, discusses this recent form of cyber warfare and Marcia Hoffman, Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney, weighs in on the first amendment ramifications of shutting Wikileaks out of funding, or prosecuting them for the cable dumps.
For a summary of their conversation, go to It's A Free Country.