Internet activism

Imagine how much time you’d spend in jail if you actually worked closely with the hacker

Imagine how much time you’d spend in jail if you actually worked closely with the hacker…especially if you actually helped plan the whole hack attack.

I’m looking at you Mr Hager, Mr Fisher and Mr Nippert.

A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous has been sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data.

Barrett Brown originally faced charges punishable by more than 100 years in prison, but the sentence was reduced after he pleaded guilty last year.

He said he broke the law to reveal details of illegal government activity.

The case drew criticism from advocates of free speech and media rights organisations.

One of Mr Brown’s supporters is Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who publicised the National Security Agency (NSA) spying programme revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. ? Read more »

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Surely they jest

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Some Green and pinko activists reckon they are going to set up a new “non-political” lobby group modelled on MoveOn in the US and GetUp! from Australia:

StandUp, an independent, citizen-led platform for online activism, will begin campaigning in New Zealand next month.

Modelled on organisations such as Avaaz, which mobilises people to address global issues through petitions, emails and other actions, StandUp aims to become a rallying point for New Zealanders concerned about local issues relating to politics, business, society and the environment.

The first campaigns will potentially target asset sales, paid parental leave, coal mining in conservation areas and a sustainable rebuild in Christchurch. However direct member input will decide which areas become the focus of this organisation.

No doubt?because?they are such?humorless?tossers they would have neglected to notice that Stand-Up is a form of comedy. I’m certain this lot of earnest yet deluded activists will provide us with endless comedic value to reflect the name they have chosen for their new enterprise.

Since they appear to be closely linked to the Greens, here is a helpful video from George Carlin, a classic Stand-Up comedian.