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HACKTIVISTS: Knowledge gives you freedom, and this we will bestow.

Hacktivism is generally the act of gaining access to data and/or networks for a political or social motiviation.  While hacktivism can employ illegal tactics to reach this goal, should it be defined as malicious?  The crime they commit is essentially an act of curiousity, a yearning to know more, to learn more, and to share… Continue reading HACKTIVISTS: Knowledge gives you freedom, and this we will bestow.

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Connectivity is Power

This week’s lecture discussed social media being used as a tool to organise revolutions, however the key message wasn’t the #mena #arabspring or #maidan revolutions, bur rather it revolved around censorship, how social media can be used to get around it. The internet, being an anarchic environment, allows for anyone to participate.  There  are no in built filters,… Continue reading Connectivity is Power

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Bring Together Information

Our online presence creates a bridge made of pebbles: that is to say, the information we put online through our tweets, snaps, emails and posts make up individual pieces of data, which when viewed separately can be considered worthless, however, when viewed as a whole, it creates a path of information which one can navigate and… Continue reading Bring Together Information

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Love is an Open Source

Copyright allows a creator to retain the exclusive commercial rights to their intellectual property, resulting in an economic incentive to drive growth in the creative industries.  However, copyright can also strangle creativity, disallowing for advancements which could improve products.  So what options are there for those who wish to solve this problem? Enter open source: a… Continue reading Love is an Open Source