Hacktivism is a form of civil disobedience in which citizens who feel as if the government or corporations are taking away their human rights(i.e. the rights promised in the U.S. Constitution.) hack into websites and take information and leak it, or attack the websites of the target. The most well known hacktivist group is the collective Anonymous. Anonymous is a group of individuals who exchange ideas via IRC chat rooms(internet relay chat) and perform DDOS(distributed denial of service) attacks on the websites of the target. Anonymous has hacked FOX News, the FBI, NSA, DHS, and many other organizations. Information such as what goes into our food without our knowledge, who is spying on us, when, where, and to what extent, drones, bills and laws passed restricting the rights of the people are just some of the things that have been leaked. Hacktivists like Jeremy Hammond(http://freejeremy.net/) who exposed the company Stratfor(google for more details), are being imprisoned for utilizing the right to free speech and freedom of the press. Books such as Little Brother and Homeland by Cory Doctorow cover the subject with intense and realistic detail. What is your opinion on hacktivism? Should we be exposing these secrets, or is what these hacktivists doing wrong? Should people like Jeremy Hammond be free, or should they be imprisoned?