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The Fifth HOPE (2004): "Terrorism and Hackers" (DVD)

The Fifth HOPE (2004): "Terrorism and Hackers" (DVD)

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Friday, July 9, 2004: 10:00 pm (Area "B"): This presentation will put forth a full range of activities in which hackers can apply their skills to achieve goals related to "the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective" (britannica.com). This range includes many specific ways for hackers to combat terrorism, methods to fight terrorist tendencies of your country, and how hackers might actually participate in terrorism. Despite being demonized by corporate media and the subject of many recent laws, most hackers, like most people of all types, are not terrorists. What can we do to protect against hackers being misperceived as threats and terrorists?

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