DefCon: hacking for human rights

Human rights activists put out a call to hackers here to help get the word out about their cause — not by having them deface sites, but by creating applications that can help the organisations manage data. Greg Walton, a freelance human rights researcher, spoke to hackers at the Def Con conference in support of the Hacktivismo project, an attempt to create an anonymous, private way of getting human rights information across the Internet while protecting the identities of those who report the abuses

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