information request

From Benoît MERLIN <>
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2000 14:27:17 +0200
Organization H.F.P.

Hello to members fof Tao
French journalist in an new Internet Mag (who belongs to Hachette Filipacchi Press group),I have to rite an article about computer underground. Very interested by hacktivism, I'm looking for hacktivists testemonies. Would you mind answearing my questions?

1-What is the interest of hacktivism? Is there a realy political or social purpose or is it just a pretext? What is the main fight: the civil desobedience...?
2-Do an hacktivist's way of life exist? What are the differencies beetwen hackers and hactivists? And with activists?
3-Have you got a bill of ethic, rules, taboos...?
4-Is there a solidarity beetwen hacktivists...? An organisation, a rendez-vous like H2K or Defcon?
5-In your opinion, what is the best way to fight? To cause beyond repair damages, to mailbomb, to deface a site, to stop it teemporary...?
6-For hacktivists, what are advantages, interests of Internet in their fight?

I hope you agree to hell me because I want to understand and respect the best I can your fight. Best regards, benoit Merlin.
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