Hacktivism – What does this actually mean? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term hacktivistm was first used by designer/author Jason Sack in a 1995 InfoNation article about the media artist Shu Lea Cheang.
If hacking as "illegally breaking into computers" is assumed, then hacktivism could be defined as "the nonviolent use of illegal or legally ambiguous digital tools in pursuit of political ends". These tools include web site defacements, redirects, denial-of-service attacks, information theft, web site parodies, virtual sit-ins, and virtual sabotage. Acts of hacktivism are carried out in the belief that proper use of code will be able to produce similar results to those produced by regular activism or civil disobedience. Can often be misconstrued as cyberterrorism.
I believe it is a mean of protest or achieving justice. This happens right here in Michigan, look at the little girl dying from Trenton it was on twitter, Face Book, just to name a few. http://health.newsplurk.com/2010/10/child-dying-of-huntington-disease-while.html
Due to the Outrage of everyone the neighbor was finally brought to justice.
It this it what it takes to bring folks that are un-human to justices then so be it, as long as everyone doesn't take the law into there own hands. .