https://www.neowin.net/news/wikileaks-will-give-90-days-for-apple-microsoft-google-and-others-to-fix-cia-exploits

This is an article on WikiLeaks posted today discussing how WikiLeaks has given Apple, Google and other 90 days stop fix CIA exploits.

http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2016/02/how-effective-is-social-media-activism/

This is an article about social media activism.  It discusses hashtags and how they are not actually helping anything.  “Hashtags are very pretty on Twitter, but a hashtag is not a movement. A hashtag does not make you Dr. King. A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag. It’s you, sitting on your butt, typing on your computer and then going back to binge-watching your favorite show”.  Although I do agree with this, using hashtags brings awareness to issues that some people might not know about if it wasn’t for Twitter.  They also say how social media and hashtags are a useful tool to allow activists to communicate and plan meeting as well as brining awareness.  This article does a good job at looking at both the positive and negative aspects of activism on social media and relates to many topics we have touched on in class.

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