4 thoughts on “Hacking – The How, The Why, The Costs

  1. Hacking the how – people find holes in computer systems usually remotely via the internet.
    Hacking the why (white hat) – people want to enable the democratic process by sharing information with the greater populace at large (cf article 10)
    Hacking the why (black hat) – govs employ people to spy on and steal from other people in order to maintain their power and enrich themselves: this is sold to the unquestioning as national security.
    Hacking the cost – there’s some asymmetry here. Exposing criminality to the extent of murder ensures that you’re on the run for a long time; being exposed means … carry on as normal.

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