February 13, 2001

The scandals of Net vigilantism

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet Interactive Week's Matt Carolan addresses what appears to be a wee bit of hypocrisy in certain online vigilantism circles: "If a major business such as Amazon.com releases private data about its customers, privacy groups
go ballistic, and there are days of hand-wringing in the technology press about Net security and the
rights of individuals. But if Bill Gates, Bill Clinton
or Kofi Annan gets his
credit-card numbers stolen
by "hacktivists," there's not
much of a dustup."
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