Wednesday, 17 October 2012

And on the subject of NDAA...

Very quick addition blog post.

Big Congrats to Gary for not being extradited to the US. Whether he did or didn't do what he is accused of is a different matter, but hopefully he can be tried here in the UK, his home country.

What were the chances of him bring NDAA'd in the US anyway?

The last bit of news to cover is regarding the recent news of the suicide of the 15yr old girl Amanda. She killed herself a few days back after posting a very emotional video, detailing her suffering of online bullying.

Today Anonymous got wind of the story, and decided to take action. They published a paste in doxing a person who they claim is Amanda's stalker.

There have been any opinions on this from different people, but the main question is should we be allowed to name and shame the individual? Personally yes - if anonymous has the correct information then people can learn from this and better protect their children online and prevent this from happening again.

Here's a part that caught my eye. The police and FBI say this also is a crime, a form of online vigilante. I guess it might be, but at the same time, does that mean naming and shaming, and bringing awareness of the dangers from a certain individual is a crime?

Posting names and pictures of pedo's online is a crime? That makes lots of sense.

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