[Chugalug] [OT] Label yourself a 'Hacker', self-incriminate

James Nylen jnylen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 22:32:51 UTC 2013


So we need a new word.

Tinker, maker, geek, ...?


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 3:47 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> But the fact remains that this sets a very dangerous precedent. A "hacker"
> is not necessarily a bad person doing illegitimate stuff. Just do a Google
> search for "White Hat Hackers" and you'll get a bazillion results,
> including prominent names and legitimate news articles.
>
> 1 of the definitions on Google ("define: hacker") even states the
> following:
> *an enthusiastic and skillful computer programmer or user.*
> *
> *
> (Although admittedly, the first definition that comes up is less than
> complimentary)
>
> The point remains, though, that too many people - and now a court- has
> assumed (without much evidence) that being a self proclaimed "hacker"
> automatically means a bad thing.
>
> That is absolutely false.
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:23 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> When you work for Uncle Sam, in any capacity, you have to be careful how
>> you market yourself. And if you work anywhere near national security, you
>> need to be extra careful especially in light of Snowden and Manning.
>>
>> Just another reason to avoid Government contracts.
>>
>> -Eric
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> http://www.digitalbond.com/blog/2013/10/22/call-yourself-a-hacker-lose-your-4th-amendment-rights/
>>>
>>> Holy crap, so if you are a 'hacker' in the hardware sense or software
>>> sense, they are trying to set the precedent that you have basically
>>> incriminated yourself.
>>>
>>> As both a hardware hacker and software hacker, this scares me beyond
>>> reason.
>>>
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