Hacker Ethics. Kim Bissett Sabrina Short. Hacker Ethic: In General. Freedom of Information The web is not physical; it couldn’t be interpreted as property, so it can be accessed by the public Security/Privacy
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The web is not physical; it couldn’t be interpreted as property, so it can be accessed by the public
Hackers do not want a real-life Big Brother society (from Orwell’s 1984). During the 80s, they discovered a major flaw in a credit firm, where the general public did not know that the firm was collecting their information
A data collecting company claims to keep certain information private, such as SSN and account numbers. A hacker discovers that the company did not keep its promise. The private information is actually published on the report. The hacker makes his findings public in a news outlet.