However, if you could tell your boss or clients that they were asking you to do something illegal, you’d be in a much stronger position to push back.
Now I am not a lawyer, but the other day, I took a close look at the Data Protection Act 1998, and if I understand it correctly, saving passwords in clear text is indeed illegal here in the UK.
Gamergate advocates, known as "Gamergaters" or derisively as "Gators", later claimed that they were a "consumer revolt" against what they perceive as "unethical practices" by video game reviewers, a talking point they came up with to deflect accusations of harassment or that they were simply attacking Zoe Quinn.
They also claim that they advocate "freedom of speech", but only in response to being banned from every website they use to mount witch hunts against Quinn, Sarkeesian, and anyone else that gets in their way.
We own the internet." "Remember – the terrorists that are calling themselves Islamic State (ISIS) are not Muslims." It also added that its members comprised of people from all over the world: "We are Muslims, we are Christians, we are Jews, we are hackers... Anonymous uploaded a Pastebin link containing all the ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts that it has taken down along with a list of suspected ISIS-linked Facebook profiles.
We come from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity." "We are hackers, crackers, hacktivists, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy from next door. We come from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity. Given that ISIS' relentless recruitment and propaganda machine has relied so heavily on the use of Twitter as a medium, it'll be interesting to see how far this attack sets back the caliphate.
[4chan] challenges every Internet convention: it is, alone, the antithesis of Google, social networking sites, and blogs." As a witness, Poole explained the terminology used on 4chan to the prosecutor, ranging from "OP" to "lurker." He also explained to the court the nature of the data given to the FBI as part of the search warrant, including how users may be identified uniquely from site audit logs.
ALSO, THE GAME." On September 12, 2009, Poole gave a talk on why 4chan has a reputation as a "Meme Factory" at the Paraflows Symposium in Vienna, Austria, which was part of the Paraflows 09 festival, themed Urban Hacking.
On January 23, moot hosted a final Q&A with site users using the /qa/ board and You Tube to livestream.
This marked the beginning of his "retirement" from being an administrator and owner of the web site after eleven-and-a-half years.
The relevant part of the Act is Schedule 1, Part I, paragraph 7, which states the seventh of eight Data Protection Principles: Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.9 Having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures, the measures must ensure a level of security appropriate to— (a) the harm that might result from such unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage as are mentioned in the seventh principle, and (b) the nature of the data to be protected.
It should be noted that these restrictions apply to “personal data” as well as to “sensitive personal data.” As Mats argued, and I would reiterate, and the Christian dating website/4chan incident illustrates dramatically, losing people’s passwords has the potential for immense harm.