Hacktivists, Cyberwarriors and International Relations (MeganBoler.net, 10 February 2013)

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by Averie MacDonald and Jennie Philips, MeganBoler.net

The article illustrates some of the contents of a talk on hacktivism I gave at the University of Toronto in January 2012.

(....) The real takeaway for our purposes from this panel, was, as Dr. Milan put it “we cannot afford to raise our kids without the knowledge of these systems”. Here, she was referring to a more intimate knowledge of how the Internet functions and also what benefits and risks are associated with using it for activist purposes. Dr. Coleman emphasized that computing knowledge is power and this led to a discussion around the importance of teaching coding especially, so that the next generations stay connected to the languages that make up the internet.(...)

Read the full article here.