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TED talks: hackers: the internet’s immune system – Keren Elazari


Most internet hackers are trying to create a better world for society, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari in this week’s featured TED talk.

Elazari, an analyst at the technology blog GigaOM, says hackers expose vulnerabilities, fight corruption and advocate for our rights. Some might use their skills for darker means, but the majority are out to help.

Hackers “can’t see something broken in the world and leave it be“, she adds. “They are compelled to either exploit it or try and change it, and so they find the vulnerable aspects in our rapidly changing world. They make us, they force us to fix things or demand something better, and I think we need them to do just that, because after all, it is not information that wants to be free, it’s us.”

To watch this video on the TED website, click here.

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