Recruiting for your enemy
Posted by Dave Bath on 2010-12-06
Hyperbole and hypocrisy are great ways to bolster the numbers of your enemies.
Governments are working hard to paint Assange as a terrorist like Bin Laden.
How many idiots became dangerous jihadists because of overblown rhetoric (and lies) from western politicians?
How many tech-savvy groups will become so angry about the treatment of wikileaks, that they go further than Assange, by actively hacking for data rather than waiting it to be leaked? How many will go further still, not just copying data, but corrupting it?
It’s going to get ugly.
Update: It is, with hacktivists hitting Mastercard and other – http://www.crikey.com.au/2010/12/09/welcome-to-the-internet-wars/
- "Metaleaks and Metanews" (2010-12-08)