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Title Hacking and freedom of information / Marcia Amidon Lusted, book editor.

Publication Info. New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    364.168 HAC    Available
Description 208 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Opposing viewpoints series
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Audience Grade 9 to 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The importance of opposing viewpoints -- Introduction -- Why is hacking a concern? -- Cyber espionage is changing the shape of modern warfare / Dana Rubenstein --Our medical data is vulnerable to compromise / David Schultz -- How much does cybercrime cost us? / Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan -- It is essential to protect systems against hackers / G.C. Eric Brumfield --How does hacking affect the political process? -- The 2016 election tampering was an attack on democracy / Richard Forno -- Hacktivists and whistleblowers are an emerging hybrid threat / Jakub Simek -- Hacking emails is not the same as whistleblowing / Jonathan Zittrain -- Even the perception of voting fraud can be difficult to counteract / Ben Buchanan and Michael Sulmeyer -- The United States has used hacking as an excuse to subvert democracy / Andre Damon --Are hackers criminals? -- All hackers are not created equal / Haylee -- Hacker organizations are contributing to society / Sebastian Kubitschko -- Hackers very often wear gray hats / Roderick S. Graham -- Penalties for hacking should be reformed / Sangkyo Oh and Kyungho Lee -- Civic hacking is key for contemporary creativity / Tanya Snook --Does the Freedom of Information Act provide sufficient government transparency? -- Public access to government documents must be improved / Ginger McCall -- The FOIA has excessive accessibility failures / ProPublica -- We have to keep fighting for freedom of information / David L. Hudson Jr. -- Freedom of information is being used as a tool for harassment / Jack Payne -- Citizens need easy FOIA access to "Watch the Watchers" / Stephan Neidenbach -- Periodical and Internet sources bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.
Summary We know there are white hat hackers and black hat hackers, but what about the gray area in between? Some hackers consider themselves activists and have justified their cyberattacks on media, political figures, universities, and even governments as a search for truth. Is information indeed free in a democracy? Does uncovering secrets that the public may have a right to know justify security breaches? Are WikiLeaks and the Anonymous group providing an important service to citizens, or are they traitors? Through a progression of authoritative viewpoints, readers will learn that there are no easy answers to this debate.
Subject Hacking -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Freedom of information -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author L├╝sted, Marcia Amidon, editor.
ISBN 9781534501782 (library bound)
1534501789 (library bound)
9781534501843 (pbk.)
1534501843 (pbk.)

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