Tag Archives: San Francisco

Freedom Debate Questions Internet’s Role – a Right or a Really Handy Tool?

By Jason Menard,

In just a few short years, the Internet has become an integral part of our lives – so much so that some of us wouldn’t know what to do without it. But in taking for granted the value of the Internet, have we also taken for granted that the Internet is something that we all have the right to access?

That debate is occurring at this very moment on two fronts: in England where there’s a movement to implement measures that would allow the government to effectively block certain people’s access to social media (specifically suspected rioters) during an emergency; and in the United States, where the San Francisco transit authority shut down wireless networks to try to minimize potential violence following a fatal shooting by one of its officers. Continue reading

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Anonymous Wasting Potential, Power Through Collateral Damage of Innocents

By Jason Menard

For an organization whose name reflects its desire to remain unidentified by the masses, Anonymous certainly seems to have no problem compromising the anonymity of the very people whose support it should be coveting. It’s not just the image of Guy Fawkes that Anonymous has assumed to represent itself — it’s also Fawkes’ disregard for the value of innocent bystanders.

Through their behaviour, Anonymous that it is far from the altruistic defenders of the Internet they’d like you to believe. Instead, they’re little more than extremely smart cyber bullies who think nothing of the collateral damage caused by their hacktivism. Continue reading