Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fwd: Hackers: the China Syndrome

internet has been synonymous with democracy and free speech. the chinese government's botched attempt at regulating internet has resulted in feeding the underground activities. i wonder why this rebellion against government oppression is being equated with nationalism.

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From: Girish

A 2005 Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences survey equates hackers and rock stars, with nearly 43 percent of elementary-school students saying they "adore" China's hackers. One third say they want to be one. This culture thrives on a viral, Internet-driven nationalism.

1 comment:

Dirt Digger said...

When was the last time anyone heard of a Chinese hacker being sent to prison? That's because a lot of them are under their Govt.'s payroll to perform espionage.