Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Protest Malicious Hacking Of Arab And Foreign News Web Sites

Computer Professional For Social Responsibility issued a statement, which to my knowledge got no play anywhere, to protest the targeting of Arab media by hackers.

"Whether you are a supporter or critic of the Bush Administration's foreign policy," said Hans Klein, CPSR's Chairman, "all Americans should decry any attempt to restrict the ability of our citizens to have free access to news and information from around the globe." Calling such actions reminiscent of "cyber-terrorism," Klein noted that that Americans are visiting foreign sites in huge numbers for news on the war, according to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project released Tuesday. "Technologists should be especially concerned when some entities try to impose their own political views on the Internet by interfering with the right of both private and public press agencies around the world to speak on the vital issues affecting the world peace."

I agree. War and revolutions should be televised, reported and blogged.