Sunday, December 05, 2010

Look what's happenin' up the street...got to revolution, got to...

Posted By Blake Hounshell 
 

In a bid to stay one step ahead of the governments, companiesfreelance hackers trying to shut down its operations, WikiLeaks mobilized its vast base of online support Saturday by asking its Twitter followers to create copies of its growing archive of hundreds of classified State Department cables.

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As my FP colleague Evgeny Morozov warns, aggressive action like arresting or killing Assange could spawn the rise of a vast, permanent network of radicalized hackers "systematically challenging those in power – governments and companies alike – just for the sake of undermining 'the system'." That could prove an extremely dangerous threat to the global economy and diplomatic sphere.

I particularly like the part about "radicalized hackers" ... we  can anticipate oligarchical control of the Internet any minute now. 

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