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Web Tool Said to Offer Way Past the Government Censor

TORONTO, Nov. 21 — Deep in a basement lab at the University of Toronto a team of political scientists, software engineers and computer-hacking activists, or “hactivists,” have created the latest, and some say most advanced tool yet in allowing Internet users to circumvent government censorship of the Web. From New York Times

Is Activism Dead?

Protests as we know them seem to have lost their urgency. But guess where it’s gaining steam Street marches may be the peace movement’s equivalent of heavy armor and lots of infantry—which has been supplanted by high-tech weaponry that supposedly requires fewer troops. Maybe rather than taking to the public square, protestors should have taken… Read more »

Does the End Justify the Means?

If your site contains material critical of certain governments or you run a porn site, someone, somewhere is blocking access to your content. Now you can find out who’s doing it, but the method — port-scanning technology — may itself be unethical. From Wired

Hacktivism on campus

Want to learn about hacktivism from a “heroin addict teaching Fuck the State”? East Van Rules! From The Independent

Asia fingered as Sapphire's birthplace (CNET)

Some security experts are pointing to the Far East as the birthplace of the worm that wreaked havoc over the weekend for Internet servers worldwide. The Sapphire worm–also known as Slammer and SQLExp–exploits vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL 2000 Web servers and causes increased traffic between servers. From CNET