New blog post: How (not) to talk about #hackers in #mediahttps://rys.io/en/155.html
Excessive use by the media of words “hacker”, “hacking”, “hack”, and the like, whenever a story concerns online break-ins, leaks, and cyberattacks is problematic:
- Makes it hard to inform the public accurately about causes of a given event, and thus makes it all but impossible to have an informed debate about it.
- Demonizes a creative community of tinkerers, artists, IT researchers, and information security experts.
@rysiek "people who brake" Who break?
@bortzmeyer good catch! thanks, fixed, should be up in ~2min.
@rysiek I was thinking of hackers pressing the brake pedal...
@bortzmeyer we really really should on a number of issues and ideas, tbh.
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