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, BROTHERS IN CIME
1/26/2013 3:12:11 AM
ALL OF YOU WHO ARE IN AUTHORITY AND HAVE NOT REMOVED THESE GANGSTERS WILL ANSWER TO GOD BECAUSE IT IS NOT FUNNY THE BLACK GROSS OBAMA PLAN THEY HAVE RESERVED FOR US.
CLINTON WOMAN IS A LIAR, SHE WAS THERE BECAUSE THE EXECUTION HAD TO BE MONITORED BY HER. GOD KNOWS
WHAT HAPPENED, HE SAW.
ON THE INSISTANCE OF FRANCK, I TOOK THE WRONG PARTNER BILL TRINCHE VAN BOETZELAER THAT WAS WITH THE FEDS AND TREASURY.
THEYROBBED ME, BECAUSE THEY PREYED ON ME BACKLISTED ME AND BLOCKED ME IN THE BANKS BECAUSE THEY ARE GANGSTERS, EVILDOERS AND BECAUSE THEY ROBBED ME AND WANT ME TO SHUT UP AND TAKE IT BUT THE THIEVES WILL GET IT GOD SAW WHAT THEY DID TO ME AND THE WHOLE WORLD OF BROKERS, ROBBERY, MURDERS. IT IS AWFUL.
I AM TOTALLY APPALLED THAT SUCH ABUSE CAN CONTINUE WITHOUT ANY AGENCIES, NEWSPAPERS, JUDGES,GOVERNMENTS VINDICATING US FOR SO MANY YEARS, OVER 10 YEARS.
OBAMA WAS INVESTIGATED FOR THE WALL STREET FRAUD AND FOUND GUILTY BUT HIS ACCOMPLICES, FRIENDS THE FEDS AGAIN HUSHED THE BOILING WATER SINCE WITH ANONYMOUS , THE EX PRESIDENTS, THE BANKING FAMILIES WOULD ALL GO TO JAIL AS WELL SINCE THEY ALL ACT TOGETHER DEFRAUDING THE WORLD TOGETHER AS THEY DID WITH ME AND ALL THE BROKERS IN THE WORLD.
HOW MUCH MONEY THEY ROBBED. THE FEDS ARE WITH THEM IN THEIR EVIL PLAN . THIS IS THE POLICING AGENCY THAT ACTED AS IF THEY WANTED TO PROTECTED THE WORLD.
THEY ARE PURE WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES AND USE THE AUTHORITY THEY TOOK BY FORCE AS OBAMA DID TO ESTABLISH THEIR DIABOLIC PLAN ON THE EARTH.
INVESTIGATORS GEOFF MOULTON, ELIOT SPRITZER, ATTORNEY GENERAL, SENATOR KAUFMAN, CHUCK GRASSLEY
THESE ABOVE MEN AVE INFO ON THE FRAUD ON WALL STREET
WE MUST UNITE. IT IS USELESS TO GO TO CONGRESS OR ANY AGENCY,THEY OWN CONGRESS, THEY ALREADY PLOTTED WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD AND MURDERED THE ONES THAT WOULD NOT COOPERATE OR THAT WOULD COME FORWARD TO WARN US OF THE COMING EVIL AND THEIR DIABOLIC PLANS.
IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE THE WORLD UNDER THE WITCHCRAFT SPELL OF GANGSTERS.
NOW THESE VICIOUS ANIMALS MADE SO MUCH MONEY BY THEIR GANGSTER FRAUD AND LAUNDERING OF MONEY, THEY SET UP BUSINESSES ALL OVER THE WORLD, PRISONS,THE DRONES THEY ARE INSTALLING AND IT WILL BE COMPLETE CHAOS.
Re: 4 Star General: Obama Staged Benghazi Attack For "October Surprise"
They will try to cover this up even more. If true, there is no debate whether his actions were TREASON. It explains the firings of several top generals, their feeble excuses (they were expecting different results and were unprepared for what happened) and Hillary's attempt to avoid testifying.
WAR CRIMES against American Citizens = Death (if found guilty)
Of course they will. Obama is backed by the Jewish bankers and the Jewish Bankers friends own 2/3 of the world's major media outlets. They're on his side and won't expose his true actions. They blatantly lied about there being a protest outside of the embassy, they didn't press the Administration regarding his gutting of security beforehand, nor did they press the Administration about the SF teams being ordered to stand down. They brought it up, lied their butt's off about it, then swept it under the rug.
It will be completely buried much like the Clinton Whitewater scandal, Hillary's success with 'investments' and the insider trading that runs rampant in Congress.
At least some of us realize we haven't had a legitimate government for a while. This info just adds to the pile.
BECAUSE THEY ROBBED ME , HOW EVIL AND DISGUSTING THEY ARE, NOT ONLY THEY ROBBED ME OF TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS BUT THEY DIRTIED MY NAME BY BLACKLISTING ME AND PUTTING ME IN THE BORDER AS A TERRORISt. WOW AM A CHRISTIAN JEW FULL OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD. SINCE AM A LITTLE GIRL GOD VISITS ME ALL DAY LONG, FILLS ME WITH HIS LOVE. HOW DO YOU THINK I SURVIVED WHAT THEY DID TO ME?
PEOPLE JUDGE IF THEY DESERVE TO BE RUNNING THE STREETS. THEY PUT FAMILIES ,CHILDREN ON THE STREETS AND SOME DID NOT SURVIVE. THEY MURDERED SO MAY. THEIR TRICKERY ARE KNOWN BY THE WORLD..
WHAT A SICK WORLD, FULL OF CROOKEDNESS FOR EVIL GAINS.
THEY ARE WEALTHY, VERY WEALTHY NOW.
BUT I KNOW, THERE IS A TIME COMING AND GOD BURNS ME TO TELL YOU HE HAS SEEN THEIR INIQUITIES.
HE IS BOILING INSIDE IN ANGER FOR ALL THE ABUSE ON HIS CHILDREN. Like a roaring lion tearing its prey; they devour people, take treasures and precious things and make many widows within her.
The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.
THEY ARE DEVILS IN HIDING. THEY WEAR MASKS SO YOU DO NOT RECOGNIZE THEM BUT I GAVE THEIR NAMES.
LOOK AT THEM AND YOU WILL SEE EACH AND EVERYONE IS A WALKING DEVIL. WHEN SATAN FELL, HE TOOK ONE THIRD OF GODS ANGELS, THEY ARE LIVING IN THEM THAT IS WHY THEY ARE PLANNING EVIL ON THE EARTH.
THE WORLD MAY BE PRAISING THE WICKED BUT GOD SEES.
HIS NAME IS BEING USED IN VAIN BY THEM, THEY PROFANE THE LAWS OF GOD. PEOPLE, HE WILL RAIN BALLS OF FIRE FROM HEAVEN AND THEY WILL KNOW THAT WHAT THEY HAVE DONE WAS WICKED AND WRONG.
THE WICKEDNESS THAT IS TRYING TO RULE, TO OVERTAKE OUR WORLD. WE CANNOT LET THEM PREY ON US. ALL OF US MUST REMOVE ALL THAT WAS INSTALLED TO MONITOR US AND OUR CHILDREN. INFORM YOURSELVES, THE DRONES ARE JUST TO SPY ON US EVEN MORE. THE CAMERAS IN THE SREETS. THE TRACKING OF YOUR CHILD. THE COMPUTERS, PHONES, TVs, AND MUCH MORE.
WE MUST UNITE AND REMOVE ALL THAT IS TRACKING US.
DO THEY CONSULT WITH US, ASK FOR OUR APPROVAL BEFORE INSTALLING THOSE INVADING EQUIPMENTS, THINGS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS THAT AFFECT US AND OUR CHILDREN. OR THEYTHINK THEY HAVE ALL RIGHTS AND OWN US AS CATTLE. THEY INVADE US AND JUST INSTALL THEIR TRICKERY AND HAVE BEEN MONITORING US AT WORK, HOME, OUR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL, IN THE CAR,EVERYWHERE. GETTING DRESSED, ALL DAYS LONG. WICKEDNESS , WHAT RIGHT DO THEY HAVE?
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES SAYS, YOU CANNOT DEPRIVE PEOPLE OF THEIR RIGHTS. BUT OBAMA AND THEM DO NOT CARE TO RESPECT ANY LAW.
THEY CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT. GOD DEMANDS THE TRUTH BE SPOKEN. HIS PEOPLE INFORMED. HE S THE MASTER GIVING US WARNING. HE LOVES US AND WANTS US TO REACT.
HOW WOULD THEY LIKE IF WE PUT THE AMOUNT OF DRUGS IN THEM THEY PUT INTO US. . IN THE LAST WEEKS THEY INCREASED THE AMOUNTS, YOUR EYES MAY BE WEAKER, HEADACHES, TIREDNESS,YOU HEAD IS NOT ABLE TO FOCUS AS USUAL.
IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF DRUGS IN OUR CHILDREN.
SO WE ARE ALL ZOMBIES AND OUR HEADS DO NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY SO IT IS EASIER FOR THEM TO DO THE TAKE-OVER.
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