Techdirt has noted the increasing demonization of hackers (not to be confused with crackers that break into systems for criminal purposes), for example by trying to add an extra layer of punishment on other crimes if they were done "on a computer." High-profile victims of this approach include Bradley Manning, Aaron Swartz, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown and of course Edward Snowden....READ FULL ARTICLE
Why a former NSA chief just made a big mistake by dissing hackers
Former NSA and CIA chief Gen. Michael Hayden speculated on Tuesday that hackers and transparency groups would turn to cyberterror attacks if the United States captured NSA leaker Edward Snowden. He went on to dismiss Snowden supporters as 'nihilists, anarchists, activists, Lulzsec, Anonymous, twenty-somethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years.'
That probably wasn’t the smartest thing to say because the government desperately needs hackers...READ FULL ARTICLE
Sheesh! Message to the narcissistic Commie elitists ruining this country and diminishing our liberties,