Obama Encourages Citizens to "Civic Hack"
January 23, 2013 1:24 PM
comment(s) - last by
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
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
OBAMA,FEDS,ANO YMOUS BROTHERS IN CRIME
1/26/2013 3:33:23 AM
PEOPLE LISTEN, THEY ARE WICKEDNESS ITSELF. THE MEDIA IS WITH THEM, THEY WITH STOLEN FUNDS THEY BOUGHT IT.
NO THEY ENGULPH EVERY THING IN THEIR HIDDEN ACCOUNTS AND WANT US TO STARVE, DEPRIVING US OF ALL WE NEED TO SURVIVE SO TO ENTER THEIR CAMPS AND AS IN THE TIME OF HITLER, IN THE TIME OF PHARAOH, ENSLAVE US.
THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT FROM HELL. THEY ARE SATAN WORKING TO ENSLAVE US, TO DESTROY US AND OUR CHILDREN.
Call if you want, but God's Word informs us: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." Proverbs 29:2.Even if you call your Congressmen, even if you plead with your Senators, even if you sign your petitions and they are delivered by the truckloads to the politicians' doorsteps, if they're wicked, you're still going to mourn! You'll mourn when they dig the Ten Commandments monuments out of our courthouses. You'll mourn when they kill babies with taxpayers' money. You'll mourn when they give your children condoms at school and then take them to get abortions without your consent when the condoms fail. You'll mourn when they hand you gay marriage. You'll mourn when they fine you for "hate speech." You'll mourn when they fire you like they fired Roy Moore for daring to publicly reject the tenets of the new state religion and defy the unlawful orders of their pagan priests.
Be the wind? No. Cal's right: "Oust 'em!" When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked rule, the people will mourn -
Fight a battle that if won will actually result in victory. Wicked men are not going to govern righteously, short of their repentance and faith in Christ. The remedy for our godless government is a godly remnant who will put godly leaders into office; short of this, we will mourn. We must put men in office who will not need our phone calls in order to do right. We must put men in office who will take their vow to uphold the Constitution seriously. Put men in office who will not kill any babies or appoint anyone who will. Put men in office who will respond to the question of gay marriage by boldly and unapologetically proclaiming, "Thus saith the Lord!" Put men in office who would rather secede from the Union and risk civil war or impeachment than allow one innocent baby to be killed by the Federal government within his state's borders. Put men in office whose feet stand firm on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, whose fingers are in the Bible and not in the air, and who won't be moved by the wind.
Before we ever have godly leaders, we must be worthy of them: the salt must have its savor and be godly. Short of this, we will be trodden under the foot of wicked men (Matthew 5:13), our candlestick will be removed (Revelation 2 and 3), and we will mourn. The church of America must repent of its compromise and hypocrisy, for its endorsement of abortion-justifiers and sodomite-appointers for office, even if those Republicans are "the lesser of two evils". If we stand upon God's Word and do right, fearing God more than defeat and loving truth more than power, then we will slay our Goliaths and God will restore the Republic and advance His Kingdom in our nation.
IF THEY WANT BONDAGE ON US, WE WILL PUT THE BONDAGE ON THEM. THEY WANT TO KILL, JAIL THE ONES THAT SPEAK THE TRUTH. LET THEM BE THE ONES ROTTING IN THE JAILS FOR THE FRAUD, EXTORTIONS, MONEY LAUNDERING, MURDERS AND MORE
JUST FOR WHAT THEY DID TO ME AND THE BROKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ILLEGALY SIPHONED OUR TRANSATIONS BY HACKING INTO US.
GOD SAYS I CONTINUE SPEAKING THE TRUTH. FOR US TO ACT.
WE MUST REMOVE THEM FROM RULING OVER US. THEY THINK THEY GOT IT MADE, THEY WILL BRING HELL UPON US.
CONGRESS IS OWNED BY THEM SO WHAT IS LEFT.
EVERY WICKED RULER OF WICKEDNESS MUST BE REMOVED AND WE MUST REPLACE THEM BY UPRIGHT MEN OF GOD THAT CARE FOR US, THAT DO NOT WANT TO PUT US IN BONDAGE.
THE WICKED GANGSTERS ARE NOT WORTHY TO MAKE RULES, LAWS OVER US AS IT IS ALL RULES AND LAWS TO SUIT THEM AND THEIR ANONYMOUS HACKERS, INVADERS,. LOOK AT THEIR VIDEOS KKK, HITLER, BLACK HOODS. DO NOT BE MISLED. THEY GOT SCARED OF YOU , THAT YOU WOULD GRAB THEM AND SHOW THEM WHAT IT IS TO BE CROOKED , TO DECEIVE US AND PUT US IN BONDAGE. SO NOW THEY ARE ALL CHANGING THEIR TUNE BUT WE KNOW THEIR MERRY GO ROUND WILL NOT WORK.
ANONYMOUS MUST BE JAILED, THE FEDS MUST BE JAILED, THE CROOKED BANKERS AND OBAMA MUST BE JAILED, THEY COMMITED EVIL AGAINST THE NATIONS. THEY ARE TRAITORS WHO INVADED US AND THINK THEY CAN OVERTAKE US. THEIR TV STATIONS HAVE TO BE CLOSED, THEIR MAGAZINES.
ALL THAT BELONGS TO EVIL TO MISLEAD US, MUST BE STOPPED AND ARRESTED. WE ARE BEING TRICKED. AND THERE IS WORSE COMING IF WE DO NOT TAKE BACK OUR WORLD.
WE DO NOT NEED THE HIGH LIFE, WE CAN SURVIVE WITH VERY LITTLE. GOD IS WITH US AND WE WILL HAVE THE VICTORY.
WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT INTERNET, CELL PHONES,WHO CARES.
WE WILL BE CLOSER TO OUR FAMILIES, LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS NOT FAKE.
THEY MADE US BELIEVE WE NEEDED TO BE IN DEBT TO SURVIVE.
GOD SAYS STOP SLEEPING, UNITE. IN UNITY WE ARE STRONG.
WE HAVE PEOPLE OF GOD READY, PEOPLE THAT ARE INFORMED AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON.
GOD HAS STRONG MEN OF GOD, SHERIFFS, ARMIES THAT WILL BE UPRIGHT AND NOT LISTEN TO THE WICKED.
THESE WICKED GOONS THAT ARE NOT WORTHY TO RULE OVER US.
WE ARE STRONG ENOUGH AND HAVE STRONG JUDGES,
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, SHERIFFS, ARMY MEN AND WOMEN UPRIGHT PEOPLE THAT WILL JOIN HANDS TO RULE AS GOD DEMANDS WE RULE. UNITE AND HELP ONE ANOTHER.
PUT THEIR DRONES AND CAMERAS AND ALL THEY INSTALLED IN THE GARBAGE, WE DO NOT NEED TRACKING.
"It seems as though my state-funded math degree has failed me. Let the lashings commence." -- DailyTech Editor-in-Chief Kristopher Kubicki
Montreal Student's Academic Future is "Ruined" by Responsible Disclosure
January 21, 2013, 2:47 PM
Goatse Security iPad Hacker Found Guilty, Faces up to Five Years in Prison
November 21, 2012, 2:42 PM
Obama's FCC Looks to Tax the Internet
August 28, 2012, 2:04 PM
LulzSec, Anonymous Declare "War" on U.S., International Gov'ts, Banks
June 20, 2011, 1:20 PM
UPDATED: Obama's "Smart Grid" Initiative Appears to be Mostly Talk
June 13, 2011, 9:42 AM
Buoyed by Strong iPhone Sales, Apple Reports Revenue of $42.1B, $8.5B in Profit for Fiscal Q4
October 20, 2014, 5:21 PM
Windows 8.1 + Android "Sell Mini PC" w/ Bay Trail Creates New PC Form Factor
October 20, 2014, 5:07 PM
OnePlus to Open Pre-orders on October 27
October 20, 2014, 1:34 PM
Apple Releases iOS 8.1; Adds Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot
October 20, 2014, 1:00 PM
Quick Note: Android Gmail App to Gain Yahoo, Outlook Account Support
October 20, 2014, 9:15 AM
Forbes: Microsoft's Smartwatch to Launch Next Month
October 20, 2014, 8:36 AM
Most Popular Articles
Google Launches "Same-day Delivery" Subscription Service for $95/year
October 14, 2014, 10:37 AM
Google Announces Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, Nexus 9 Tablet, and Nexus 6 “Phablet”
October 15, 2014, 12:41 PM
Ireland to Close Loophole Apple and Google Used to Evade EU Taxes
October 13, 2014, 10:45 PM
Update: Motorola Droid Turbo Coming Oct 28, 48-hour Battery Life Confirmed
October 19, 2014, 9:19 PM
Samsung Develops 802.11 AD Wi-Fi, But Will it be Sunk by Poor Penetration?
October 14, 2014, 4:30 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information