Group 3 // Section 2 // 3:30 p.m. // Hacktivism

Panel Members: Olivia, Brittany, Desiree, Jay

Discussion Questions:

  1. Can you trust a political candidate like Beto O’Rourke who used to be part of a hacktivist group? Why/ Why not?
  2. Do you think hacktivism is a positive thing or a negative thing, and if so, is it too powerful?
  3. How do you feel about the government “hacking” or having the power to listen in to your information?

Readings:

The Dramatic Rise in Hacktivism” (Tech Crunch, 2017)

Beto O’Rourke Was Reportedly a Member of a ‘Hacktivist’ Group. What’s That?” (Time, 2019)

Counter Technology:

Lifewire : antivirus programs