“Illegal” hacking is illegal – Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter, was interviewed recently on 60 Minutes.  He was talking about getting his first job.  It involved a bit of hacking into a website.  The interviewer said, “But isn’t hacking illegal?” to which he replied, “Illegal hacking is illegal.”

Wikipedia includes this as one of the definitions of hacking: “who combines excellence, playfulness, cleverness and exploration in performed activities.”

I believe hackers, in the true sense, use their talents and skills to ask “what if?”  Like anything, this can be used for good or ill.

If you have the gift, look for a problem to solve…

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