Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 5

#3: Hacktivism

Definition:

(noun) : activism using information obtained illegally from computers or electronic networks

Example:

"With respect to hacktivism and cyberterrorism, those who engage in such activity are less likely to accomplish their foreign policy objectives than those who do not employ disruptive and destructive techniques." – Dorothy E. Denning, "Activism, Hacktivism, and Cyberterrorism: The Internet as a Tool for Influencing Foreign Policy," on the Information Warfare Site, 1999

Submitted by:

Sue G., CO

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