BART website hacked, hundreds of users' data stolen
Original post made on Aug 15, 2011
data included names, addresses, phone numbers and passwords. The hacker protest group "Anonymous" took credit for the attack, and posted links to the stolen user data on its Twitter account.
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on Aug 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm
If any of these "free speech" extremists would read Brandenburg v. Ohio, they might be enlightened on the fact that the 1st Amendment actually does have boundaries. One is more than welcome to stand on a "soap box" and spout off to their heart's content, but when your "free speech" might incite "imminent lawless action" (e.g. riot), free speech rights end there. I believe that BART did what was necessary to protect the, "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" for their patrons as many "peaceful protests" end in riots. The safety rights of many very much outweigh the soap box rights of the few!
on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:01 am
Major media outlets in the Bay Area have been saturated with coverage of last night's protest, some featuring interesting discussions of the free speech v. BART's right to protect its passengers and trains (check out Democracy Now's War and Peace Report and KQED's Forum).
Many of these sources reiterate that the government took away the right to free speech/cell phone usage, but I'm curious as to whether BART, as a private entity, has the right to turn off or power down cell phone reception in a train station. Thoughts?
on Aug 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm
Please take these protesters and the TEA party ... and send them off to some distant island. Both are making our lives miserable.