While I think Anonymous is rightly criticized for this op, the piece here says that there is a weakness in a decentralized structure because “with no power structure, people will act autonomously.” This seems a little ironic given the events unfolding in Ferguson.
Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Just Miles From Ferguson (UPDATED) The world is a different place with cell phone cameras everywhere. The incident took place just days after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Micha…
"YouTube took down the gruesome video, but not before it sparked a debate on social media about the ethics of sharing it, adding a metatextual debate to a depiction of a man’s violent death."
"Technology companies in particular, born in the lily-white incubators of Silicon Valley and Alley, are increasingly coming under fire for their questionable relationships to minority communities. Most recently, the makers of smartphone app Sketch Factor, which advises users which neighborhoods are “sketchy,” faced harsh criticism for stoking racial profiling by flagging predominantly minority neighborhoods."
The punchline is Algorithms have consequences, but it is worth reading exactly what those are.
Not sure how I feel about this - vigilantism is not a good thing. But when the police are acting unlawfully, it is hard to refute the tactic. Still a very unfortunate set of events all around.