November 27, 2012

Inside the Mind of a Hacktivist

Simon Cox, BBC News

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It is 4 o'clock in the morning and I'm waiting for a Skype call from a computer hacker on the run in Canada. After weeks of contact through Twitter and encrypted emails with "Commander X", I should finally have the chance to speak to him in person. After an hour with no call, I give up and return to bed.

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