Obama Encourages Citizens to "Civic Hack"
January 23, 2013 1:24 PM
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We're guessing they're not advocating LulzSec 2.0, but the premise is nice
While the Obama administration has not always been on good terms with hackers, clashing with
groups like Anonymous and LulzSec
, it has maintained a strong verbal
push to promote technology and innovation
in the U.S. And while some would contend
are in fact
, the White House is having none of that, announcing its June 1-2, 2013 initiative dubbed the "
National Day of Civic Hacking
The White House
on its blog:
National Day of Civic Hacking is a call to action for anyone who wants to make a positive impact on their town, city, and country. A coalition of leading organizations, companies, and government agencies have banded together to issue this challenge with the goal of promoting transparency, participation, and collaboration among governments, startups, and citizens. These partners will support Civic Hacking Day by hosting activities across the country that invite anyone to become part of the civic hacker community—whether you’re a newbie or an expert—and by connecting people in person or online during the weekend celebration.
The event is taking place in conjunction with
Random Hacks of Kindness
Code for America's
Brigade meetings and is being modeled after the
Super Happy Block Party. A number of Federal agencies, including NASA, the Census Bureau, and the Department of Labor, are participating by offering specific challenges for hackers to work during the event.
This is an opportunity for citizens in every town and city across the Nation to roll up their sleeves, get involved, and work together to improve our society by cultivating an ecosystem for innovation and change. Activities are already being planned in Augusta, GA; Alexandria, VA; Asheville, NC; Austin, TX; Bend, OR; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Honolulu, HI; Lexington, KY; Oakland, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Portland, ME; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Tucson, AZ.
Now remember, this is the same administration that approved questionable charges to
send a security researcher to prison for five years
for exposing a gaping hole, which essentially left an open door to AT&T, Inc. (
iPad customers' records
. Such punishments don't necessarily jive with the White House's assertion that hackers have "long worked to improve our country and the world."
However, it's nice to see the White House recognizing the value of the hacking community. It should be interesting to see what kind of events get cooked up for June 1.
Events are occurring across the county. [Image Source: Hack for Change]
Just remember, "civic hacking" may earn you praise, but disclosure-type hacking often earns you condemnation. Even the
most responsible private-disclosures
often lead to repercussions. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Of course such hacking has done a great job of helping protect everyone's security online by exposing and forcing companies to fix flaws that otherwise could have led to dangerous leaks of personal information. But to our hacker readers: tread softly and carry a big proxy.
To sign up for an event or volunteer to host one, visit
The White House
Hack For Change
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OOOOBAMA, FEDS, ANONYMOUS THE BROTHERS IN CRIME
1/26/2013 3:04:28 AM
ANONYMOUS, OBAMA, FEDS ARE IN SAME BED
THEY ARE ONE. DO NOT BE TRICKED BY THEM
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WOE UNTO YOU PEOPLE OF THE EARTH.
THE DEVIL HAS COME DOWN TO DEVOUR THE NATIONS
WHO WILL YOU OBEY THE DEVIL WORSHIPPERS? NO WAY !
THE DEVIL, OBAMA, FEDS, ANONYMOUS HACKERS, BUSH JNR, CLINTONS , BERNAKE, PAULSEN, THE BANKING FAMILIES THAT OWN THE FEDS. ALL ARE PLOTTING AGAINST US, THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH.
THEY HAVE RESERVED FOR YOU THE ONE WORLD GOV.
Y OU THINK HITLER WAS BAD. WHO FUNDED HITLER ANYWAY? THE SAME ILLUMINATI GROUP OF DEVILS IS PLANNING HORRORS ON US.
NATIONS OF THE EARTH TAKE HEED
THE CONSPIRACY OF OUR TIME IS THE BIGGEST GANGSTERIZED FINANCIAL, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL HEIST THAT EVER EXISTED.
23 Again the word of the Lord came to me: 24 “Son of man, say to the land, ‘You are a land that has had no rain or showersc]"[c] in the day of wrath.’ 25 There is a conspiracy of her princesd]"[d] within her like a roaring lion tearing its prey; they devour people, take treasures and precious things and make many widows within her. 26 Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain. 28 Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says’—when the Lord has not spoken. 29 The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.
THEY PUT DRUGS IN OUR WATER AND POISON OUR FOOD.
THEY ARE IN ALL YOUR COMPUTERS, PHONES, CAMERAS ON THE STREETS, TVS. THEY MONITOR ALL OF US, OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING WATCHED. THESE ARE EVIL TIMES. VERY EVIL. AND NW THEY WANT TO INSTALL THE DRONES TO SEE RIGHT INTO YOUR HOUSE AND TURN YOU INTO A ZOMBIE.
REMOTELY, A SKY SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED, ALL THE BANKS WILL BE SHUT DOWN, ALL ELECTRIC SHUT OFF. YOU WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO FOOD, WATER, NOTHING AND THEN THEY WILL SEND THE ARMIES TO ESCORT YOU INTO THEIR CAMPS.
LOOK AT THE DRONES. CALLING ALL INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES AND ENTER THEIR PRISONS.
OBAMA WANTS YOUR ARMS SO YOU ARE HOPELESS.
THEY CAN ATACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND THE TYRANNY WILL START.
YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE TAKEN AWAY, YOUR SPOUSE. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AND THE NIGHTMARE WILL START.
PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, ALL OVER THE WORLD THOSE EVIL DEMONIC GARBAGE LOW LIFE LOSERS THINK THEY WILL REVIVE THE HITLER, KKK, ERA. THEY ARE TERRORISTS NOT THE ARABS. IT IS BECAUSE OF THEM THAT WE DO NOT HAVE PEACE ON EARTH.
UNLESS WE REACT NOW AND PICK UP THE ONES THAT ARE SETTING IT UP, WE WILL ALL SUFFER DRASTICALLY.
EXCUSE ME PEOPLE,
YOUR GOVERNMENTS, BANKS, AUTHORITIES ALLOWED ANONYMOUS TO HACK INTO US AND INVADE US. THE FEDS AND OBAMA AND THE FAMILIES THAT OWN THE BANKS AND THE VATICAN, THE ILLUMINATI, ALL THE DEVIL WORSHIPPERS ?
PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY WORLDWIDE DO NOTHING.
There is a conspiracy of her princes ( princes of darkness).
WHY DO YOU THINK? WE ARE BEING ABUSED BY THEIR EVIL, VIOLENT PLAN TO MAKE US TOTALLY POOR, HOMELESS AND PUT US IN LABOR CAMPS AS THEY DID IN THE TIME OF SLAVERY AND IN THE TIME OF HITLER. PEOPLE THE SAVAGES HAVE ALL IN PLACE TO SWALLOW YOU . Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain
GOD IS BURNING ME TO WAKE UP THE PEOPLE AND ALTOUGH THEY PUT DRUGS IN OUR WATER AND OUR FOOD SUPPLY, WE HAVE TO REACT.
THEY CAN USE THEIR DRONES AS SUPPOSITORIES BECAUSE THEY ARE SO FULL OF IT, THEIR CONSTIPATION STINKS THE MARTYR. DRONES MAKE YOU INTO ZOMBIES. IT IS NOT ENOUGH THE DRUGS THEY PUT IN OUR WATER, THE INASION BY HACKING INTO OUR PHONES, COMPUTERS........NOW THE DRONES
DO NOT ACCEPT THE DRONES, SAY NO.
MARC BARRY TALKS IN HIS BOOK THE ART OF INTRUSION ABOUT A BIG WAR ROOM HE S PREPARING WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
PEOPLE THE WAR ROOM IS THE EARTH. THE DRONES ARE HERE TO SHOOT YOU, RELEASE GAS OR WHATEVER SUBSTANCE TO ANNIHILATE YOU, TO CONTROL YOU, TRAP YOU F TO CRY TO ESCAPE. YOUR CHILDREN WERE GIVEN THE ROBOTIC TOYS. WELL NOW WE ARE THE TARGET OF THESE MEAN EVIL MONSTERS.
ONE OF THE ANONYMOUS HACKERS, MARC BARRY WHO WROTE THE ART OF INTRUSION,. MARC AN EVIL KID IN AN ADULT BODY. HE IS SICK IN HIS MIND, REALLY A SICK MAN, THAT IS WHY HE IS HACKING INTO US AND ROBBED US OF TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS WITH OBAMA, THE FEDS, THE ANONYMOUS, BANKSTERS, EX BUSH, EX CLINTON AND HIS WIFE, BERNAKE, PAULSEN, THE ILLUMINATIS ETC.
IT IS ALL A GAME FOR HIM AND WE ARE THEIR TARGETS.
THEY WANT TO OVERTAKE US, DESTROY US, MAKE US HOMELESS, POOR AND CONTROL US, SEE US SUFFER, WHILE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WON THE RACE. BUT THIS IS NOT A GAME ANYMORE, IT IS THE BIGGEST TAKEOVER SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD. HITLER BUT 100000000000000000TIMES WORSE BECAUSE NOW THEY CAN SIT IN THEIR WAR ROOM AND TOTALLY ANNIHILATE THE WHOLE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS.
KILL US, TURN US INTO ZOMBIES. STAR WARS WORLDWIDE
WOE UNTO YOU INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH, THE DEVIL HAS COME DOWN. GOD WILL REVEAL THE TRUTH TO US, NOW IT IS UP TO US TO ARREST THESE EVIL MONSTERS THAT HAVE SATANS SPIRIT THAT WANT TO DESTROY US, HURT US.
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