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As larger proportions of the infosec community get hired or contracted by law enforcement, intelligence, and other government agencies, you'll find that the respect for liberty that the hacker manifesto espoused is increasingly hard to find.

The prescient Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”




Are you sure it's not the other way around? It appears that the commercial opportunity for infosec has increased drastically in the last 10 years.

I mean, yeah, it's not the early 1990s anymore, where mostly academics and enthusiasts were on the internet. But is the hacker manifesto a standard to hold infosec practitioners who likely were in diapers during the halcyon days you refer to?


I don't understand how a professional in infosec couldn't see the necessity of anonymity in myriad use cases. Overlay networks seem to be the only viable option in many scenarios....?




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