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Protest or Prank?


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A demonstrator wears a mask reading "anonimity [sic] is dead" during a protest in the Civic Center BART station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco.
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A demonstrator wears a mask reading "anonimity [sic] is dead" during a protest in the Civic Center BART station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco.

Last week, the hacker collective known as Anonymous posted online what they claim are semi-nude photos of BART spokesman Linton Johnson. In light of this very personal attack, we discuss the ethics of hacking. Will public officials now have to live in fear of angering individuals with sophisticated knowledge of computers and technology?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Matt Zimmerman, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit group devoted to protecting civil liberties online
  • Peter Fein, "hacktivist" who worked with Anonymous as an organizer for Operation BART

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