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Can Hackers Be Heroes?

Many people think of hackers as cyber criminals, breaking into computer systems with ill-intent. Though there are plenty of destructive hackers in the world, there have always been people who hack with a different purpose.

Some define hacking as “finding creative solutions to technical problems.” To them, hacking means having an exploratory mindset about technology, and a willingness to “get under the hood” to tinker and see what happens. Other groups, like Anonymous, employ more subversive hacking practices to forward social and political causes, embedding a social consciousness into the traditionally murky dark-side of security hacking. Looking beyond the media hype and scare tactics, it is clear that “hacking” is a term whose meaning should be up for debate, and that some hackers could in fact be heroes, and not just villains.

Featuring:
Chris Wiggins, Columbia University
Steven Levy, WIRED
Cole Stryker, Internet Researcher
Evan Korth, NYU

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Duration: 07:29
Language: EN
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Published on: 2013-03-29
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