Backstage in the World of Hacking

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Dave Borghuis, a software developer, and founder of Taxpayers Club discusses the meaning and history of the term “hacker.” Where did the term originate from? And why does it have such a bad stereotype? Dave believes that hackers have a curious mindset that is critical, creative, and allows them to find solutions by combining unrelated things.

He further discusses encryption, the importance of owning and controlling one’s devices, and the freedom to tinker, suggesting hackerspaces all over the world as great places to find like-minded people. Dave explains the importance for more privacy laws and regulation to be implemented and invites you to think with him.

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