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?


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