When I say "digital currency", most people think of things like Bitcoin, but actually most currencies in use today are digital, represented mostly in databases managed by the banks. I don't have the numbers, but less (possibly way less) than 10% is in physical circulation, and many people are surprised to learn the current estimate is that 2/3rds of the US Dollar is in circulation outside of the US.
We're far away from the days of The Great Riviera Bank Robbery. Modern bank heists (outside of the usual "crazy guy with a gun robs regional bank" crap) will be principally hackers, either brute forcing or socially engineering their way through the security systems that prevent them from moving our modernized digital money anywhere they want.
Invest in security, invest in cryptography (and learn how to use it). And I suppose, ponder the idea that what you participate in online can follow you offline too.
It's too bad that we have become so complacent about the decreasing value of human life around the world. We need to collectively stand up and say that actions (and inactions) like this are unacceptable and worth interrupting business as usual.
That's why we need forceful action to disrupt the corrupt officials that have hegemony over our lives today.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
>> The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
On the other, you say:
>> Trump is effectively inciting violent action among his supporters. And he's not even elected yet.
As if you wouldn't want the tree of liberty to be refreshed.
We can have Trump, who may destroy the economy of America, or we can have Hillary, who will destroy the whole world.
Sixteen years later, on "Hacker" News, you're downvoted to a light grey. It's amazing how much the nerd/geek demographic has changed in one generation.
My bet is on the ex-government employees.
I am always curious about the difference between folks who just want to call out bad behavior and folks who want to correct it. Some people will not feel they are empowered to enact change, I think there are great counter examples to that feeling although I understand it.
For example, I used to follow Dancho Danchev who was publishing really actionable information about information security problems, I even created an "auto bad domain locator" tool from it. But then he stopped. His actions which merely noted the mechanics of what was going on, and sure sometimes called out bad ISPs, was useful to others in the community who were protecting their infrastructure.