Enforced Transparency – when hacking becomes necessary

When does a crime become a moral imperative? And what can we learn from weev, Matt DeHart, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and other activists for radical transparency? An important post from the new blog, Hacktivist Culture.

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EnfoorcedTransparency_Illustration2ENFORCED TRANSPARENCY
The concept of transparency is simple, if governments practice it – we as a people – will be able to spot misuse of power, corruption and safeguard our democracy. When transparency becomes just a word, a smokescreen, and governments around the world use it as well as the alleged need for secrecy to keep us in the dark, something has to be done.

Hacking: The Transparency Grenade
GreandeHacking, whistleblowing and journalism are very effective tools in this regard. That is why we call it #EnforcedTransparency. In the image above you will see some of the most prominent enforcers the world has seen. They are early innovators and should be hailed as heroes – not jailed as criminals.

The expression “Enforced Transparency” is derived from a tool governments have been using for decades: Enforced Disappearances – or as it is called in Spanish: Desaparición forzada. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forced_disappearance

When governments across the…

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