A few days ago a story broke where someone hacked into a global warming research institute and stole all emails from the past 10 years, proving a conspiracy.
In the vast amount of emails stolen, some emails were also found with clear-cut lies, showing how some scientists conspired to deceive in scientific research about data that did not fit their agenda of proving global warming.
I am opening the subject for debate on the debate mailing list. It is a fascinating topic covering several subjects such as 'does the end justify the means?', 'irresponsible disclosure of personal data', 'is it justifiable to break the law?' and 'civil disobedience and the hackers' role in keeping society honest'.
Here are some possible questions to get the wheels rolling:
- Is the action taken by the hacker legal, ethical, and/or moral? Was the action justifiable?
- Do you believe the harm done as a result is justified for the good (disclosure) that came out of it?
- Can this be treated as civil disobedience?
For background, check out this story:
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