Hacktivism demystified

Great rant from the Cult of the Dead Cow’s Oxblood Ruffin explaining the whys and wherefores of Hacktivism.

Witnessing hi-tech firms dive into China is like watching the Gadarene swine. Already fat and greedy beyond belief, the Western technology titans are being herded towards the trough. And with their snouts deep in the feedbag, they haven’t quite noticed the bacon being trimmed off their ass. It isn’t so much a case of technology transfer as digital strip-mining. Advanced research and technical notes are being handed over to the Chinese without question. It couldn’t be going better for the Communists. While bootstrapping their economy with the fruits of Western labor and ingenuity, they gain the tools to prune democracy on the vine.

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