Hackers and Ethics

Now having earned the title of “Hacker” in an official competition by Yahoo!, I probably need to put into perspective what I do as a hacker… I mash existing services together in creative ways they were not necessarily made to fit together. Notice that there is no criminal activity involved! The “Criminal” connotation with the term “Hacker” is mostly a by-product of the (as is too often the case) misrepresentation in the media of seemingly similar but ideologically completely separate groups.

A great paper on this was written by my old professor Brian Harvey! Read up on his view of “What is a Hacker”, and “Computer Hacking and Ethics”.

In the meantime, I hope I survive this week!
Stay well and stay strong!

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