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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OBAMA, FEDS, ANONYMOUS BOTHERS IN CRIME
1/26/2013 3:09:12 AM
BY NOW THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW WHAT THEY DID TO ME AND MANY OTHERS. WHY ARE THEY BEING ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. WHY THE MONEY THEY STOLE, WE WORKED SO HARD TO EARN IS NOT SEIZED.
THESE ARE THE DEMONIC FORCES ORGANIZING THIS SATANIC PLAN. THAT IS WHY THEY STOLE ALL THE TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS FROM ME AND FROM ALL THE BROKERS, FAMILIES, CHILDREN.
THEANONYMOUS HACK INTO THE WHOLE WORLD AND THE FEDS ARE PICKING UP LITTLE BOYS.PLEASE , ANONYMOUS ARE FED GUYS AND OLDER EVIL MEN THAT ARE CROOKED AND EVIL. ANONYMOUS OLDER MEN SOME ARE GENERALS OF THE FEDS, WITH ALL THE NAMES I WILL GIVE BELOW.
AFTER ALL THE ONES THEY MURDERED, ROBBED, DESTROYED THEY ARE STILL RUNNING THE STREETS AND ENJOYING OUR MONEY.
THE ANONYMOUS HACKERS, THE FEDS, OBAMA, THE EX PRESIDENTS CLINTON AND HIS WIFE HILLARY AND BUSH, THE FEDS, EX CHIEF GENERAL ROSIER, FED BILL TRINCHE VAN BOETZELAER , WHITE SWAN INTL UK LTD ., IZAK SCHWEITZ, BERNAKE, PAULSEN, LARS HUBINETTE (SIG AHLEN HUBINETTE, LEARSI AHLEN HUBINETTE) , MARS THE SUPPOSED TRADER, MARC BARRY, MARK FORSTEIN AND HIS COLUMBIAN COMPUTER TECH I THINK HIS NAME IS JOSE,
EASY TO FIND HIM ON THE PAYROLL OF HIS CREDIT REPAIR COMPANY WHICH HE CLOSED. JIM TEAGUE, Israel CHEKROUN AND ALL HIS FAMILY IN ISRAEL, HK AND WORLDWIDE
THESE ARE ANONYMOUS BOSSES, THE CONTROLS. THE ONES WHO WANT TO PUT US IN BONDAGE. THE ONES WHO STOLE TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS FROM ME AND SO MANY FOR OVER TEN YEARS.
ALL THE ONES IN AUTHORITY THAT PARTAKE IN THEIR PLAN GOD WILL DESTROY.
GOD IS THE JUDGE OF JUDGES. HIS CASE IS ALL PREPARED. HE IS WAITING ON US, TESTING ALL OF US . ALL THE ONES WHO ARE IN AUTHORITY, HE IS TESTING YOU. YOU WANT TO PARTAKE WITH DEMONS TO OVERTAKE THE NATIONS OF GOD TO DESTROY THE PEOPLE OF GOD, YOU WILL ANSWER DEARLY, TRUST ME.
WHEN WILL JUSTICE BE DONE AND YOU ALL WILL STOP SAYING THAT NOW THEY ARE TOO STRONG.
THEY ATTAINED THAT STRENGHT BY ROBBING, DEFRAUDING SINGLE MOTHERS AND FAMILIES WORLDWIDE FOR OVER 10 YEARS. THEY COMMITTED TREASON AGAINST THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.
GOD BURNS ME TO WAKE YOU ALL UP. READ AND REREAD WHAT I WROTE AS THEY HAVE PUT A SPIRIT OF WITCHCRAFT OVER US AND ADDED TO THAT THE HIGH DOSAGE OF DRUGS IN OUR WATER, FOOD AND IN THE EARTH.
TIME IS SHORT. GOD IS WARNING US AS HE DID IN THE TIME OF HITLER.
THEY PUT CAMERAS IN OUR STREETS. DEMAND NO DRONES, TEAR ALL THEY INSTALLED TO MONITOR US. THEY MONITOR US AND INVADED OUR COMPUTERS, PHONES. ALL THE COMPUTERS, PHONES, TVS ALL CAME ALREADY WITH PRE-INSTALLED EQUIPMENT TO MONITOR US. THEY HEAR ALL WE SAY AND WRITE, THEY ARE THE DEVILS FROM HELL.
They think we are hopeless and gullible.
THEY PLOT AGAINST US AND OUR FAMILIES TO SWALLOW US.
THEY SHOULD BE JAILED, ALL WALL STREET, ALL BANKERS THAT ALLOWED THE TRICKERY WITH THOSE DEMONS FROM HELL. THEY CREATED THE NIGHTMARE AND TO ADD TO IT, THEY HACKED INTO ALL THE BROKERS WORKING IN PPP, TRADE PROGRAMS, BANK INSTRUMENTS, OIL,GOLD, IRON ORE, DIAMONDS ETC. AND FOR OVER 10YEARS SYPHONED ALL THEIR TRANSACTIONS BY HACKING INTO THEM AND THROWING MANY ON THE STREETS.
WALL STREET AND THEM HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE GUILTY BUT LIKE USUAL, THE FEDS HUSHED THE WHOLE THING, AS THEY DO WITH THE MURDERS, THE ANONYMOUS HACKERS, WALL STREET,
BANKS LAUNDERING HUGE FUNDS AND ALL THE MESS THAT THE FEDS PROHIBIT THE INVESTIGATIONS. WHAT A BUNCH OF CROOKED GANGSTERS.
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