Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jun 2011 12:13 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, after 50 days of causing amok on the web, the guys and/or girls behind LulzSec have called it quits last night. After hacking into the systems of various Arizona law enforcement agencies and releasing countless internal documents, they published a statement on Pastebin yesterday, dumping yet another boatload of data on The Pirate Bay, and announcing their disbanding.
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RE: Democracy
by umccullough on Sun 26th Jun 2011 17:18 UTC in reply to "Democracy"
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What gives these people the self proclaimed right to use guerilla tactics in preventing a law from beeing passed in a state by a democratic assembly in wich it is unlikely that most of these felons does not even live in?

Did they actually prevent a law from being passed?

I got the impression they were more interested in exposing corruption and/or insecurity within Arizona's police force.

AFAICT, they didn't actually disrupt the democratic process, unless you believe potentially uncovering "dirty secrets" for everyone to see is somehow undemocratic.

Anyhow, that doesn't mean I condone their actions - but knowing the actual truth is generally important when it comes to making laws.

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