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posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:49 AM
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this is just a hypothetical and in no way should be considered a threat.
what if an idividual had the knowledge and tools to take down any website in the world.not just bring it down but completely destroy its hard drives and other hardware.for reasons of unethical or nefarious behavior.does that individual have that right?what if it was a cia front or some other intelligence agency.ally or enemy.should this person go through with it or not?please provide your reasons for and against.what if they are hypocrates? and thankyou for your response.




posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:51 AM
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Do you have the right to take down some ones website? No.

My reason? It's against the law. Also, it would just be stupid to try and shut down a CIA or government website.

Unless you enjoy federal prison.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:55 AM
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No.
If you view a web site as an avenue for free speach, no-one has the right to shut down one belonging to someone else. Uless it breaks the law, and you are law enforcement.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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No, because it is illegal. If a particular company or person is corrupt, there are other avenues available to combat them.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
Do you have the right to take down some ones website? No.

My reason? It's against the law. Also, it would just be stupid to try and shut down a CIA or government website.

Unless you enjoy federal prison.


yes ,i agree its illegal.thats why i put this in the philosophy section.i wanted to see atsers opinions of morality on the issue.there are alot of people who dont care about the law,only about morality.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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the right to do so? i think the only ones who feel they have that right is governments. the skill & ability is another thing - isn't that like a Anon wet dream, being able to wipe out the banksters or an insurance conglomerate, whatever.

as for governments who may feel they have the right to do so - while not being right or nice or what's best for the masses, it seems like the underlying theme of government is to exert their will, their wishes, wants or perceived needs - over the people stuck in their country.

that's why i don't like that 'survival of the fittest' cliche. being the meanest and most willing to screw over others or kill them should not put them in charge. it should put them in prison.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 04:13 AM
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It seems to be a comic scenario. What happens exactly when the button is pushed? It depends on the reasoning behind destroying the node... is it a military objective? a political objective? a propaganda objective? a security objective?



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 07:16 AM
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I think he was talking about something like someone that has the power of you think about it, it happens. In a good person it could do miracle but otherwise, I leave you to speculations.



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 07:18 AM
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Soon you will understand that there is no good or bad, it is a matter of personal perception. To add to this you must understand that the ones acting by what is seemingly considered " evil intentions " were meant to do so from day one. Everybody has their own reason to be here and " evil " brings equilibrium to " good ". One can not exist without the other and the opposite is true as well.



With that being said, be well


Thruthseek3r



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Firstly, I'm not sure who's the one engaged in nefarious and/or unethical behavior in the OP's scenario-- the site or the hacker? Secondly, what does the right to do something have to do with its legal status? If it's a just action, legal status be damned. What is just is often as fickle as the law. Anyone's actions are potentially just as "right" or "wrong".

The general direction of the wind says the state has the right while the mere citizen does not but that view is patently obtuse and strongly conditioned by mental programming. The ethical problem with the state is that it is a situation of do as I say, not as I do while for the citizen is it a risk/reward assesment without the ethical contradiction (unless they usurp the establishment's power cloaked in the mantle of justice and become indistinguishable from them).
edit on 9/25/2011 by The1Prettiest1One because: Apostrophe (and dental floss)



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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I see your dilemma op and i ask you this will taking down a site do the public justice? such as a child porn site or would it do more harm say you take out a CIA site we all see how many rights we lost due to 9/11 could you imagine the rights we would lose if you hit their databases i am all for tearing down the establishment but not at the cost of the few freedoms we have left. You hit the government (with the proven track record of the government) the people will feel the pain not them do us a favor and if you really must push the metaphorical button do it to better mankind,protect children and women take down sites that actually profit from harming another person(meaning child porn or rape sites) but please do not jeopardize the American people we elect people to do that and they don't need your help



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Mind your own business, stay out of other peoples', and only treat others the way you would wish to be treated. The simplest rules to life.



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