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Meaning of "hacktivist" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HACKTIVIST

Blend of hacker and activist.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HACKTIVIST

hacktivist  [ˈhæktɪvɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HACKTIVIST

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hacktivist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HACKTIVIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hacktivism

Hacktivism is the use of computers and computer networks to promote political ends, chiefly free speech, human rights, and information ethics. It is carried out under the premise that proper use of technology can produce results similar to those of conventional acts of protest, activism, and civil disobedience. The term has been used at least since November 1995, though previous accounts have incorrectly claimed that the term was coined in 1996 by a Cult of the Dead Cow member known as "Omega". However, similar to its root word hack, hacktivism is an ambiguous term. The terms hacktivism and hacktivist are the subject of lexical warfare to define them. Some definitions of these terms include acts of cyberterrorism while others stop with the use of technology hacking to effect social change.

Definition of hacktivist in the English dictionary

The definition of hacktivist in the dictionary is a person who breaks into a computer system in order to pursue a political or social aim.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HACKTIVIST


activist
ˈæktɪvɪst
archivist
ˈɑːkɪvɪst
collectivist
kəˈlɛktɪvɪst
constructivist
kənˈstrʌktɪvɪst
descriptivist
dɪˈskrɪptɪvɪst
destructivist
dɪˈstrʌktɪvɪst
detectivist
dɪˈtɛktɪvɪst
exclusivist
ɪkˈskluːsɪvɪst
lactivist
ˈlæktɪvɪst
nativist
ˈneɪtɪvɪst
negativist
ˈnɛɡətɪvɪst
nonobjectivist
ˌnɒnəbˈdʒektɪvɪst
objectivist
əbˈdʒektɪvɪst
perspectivist
pəˈspɛktɪvɪst
positivist
ˈpɒzɪtɪvɪst
prescriptivist
prɪˈskrɪptɪvɪst
progressivist
prəˈɡresɪvɪst
recidivist
rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst
relativist
ˈrelətɪvɪst
slacktivist
ˈslæktɪvɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HACKTIVIST

hacking
hacking coat
hacking cough
hacking jacket
hackle
hackle fly
hackler
hackles
hacklet
hackly
Hackman
hackmatack
hackmen
hackney
hackney cab
hackneyed
hackneyism
hackneyman
hacksaw
hackwork

WORDS THAT END LIKE HACKTIVIST

atavist
Bolshevist
comparativist
Fauvist
human rights activist
Jahvist
Jehovist
Lagerkvist
logical positivist
Menshevist
naivist
ovist
passivist
peace activist
primitivist
reservist
subjectivist
Yahvist

Synonyms and antonyms of hacktivist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hacktivist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HACKTIVIST

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The translations of hacktivist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hacktivist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黑客行动主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacktivista
570 millions of speakers

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hacktivist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

hacktivist
380 millions of speakers
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hacktivist
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hacktivist
278 millions of speakers

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hacktivist
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Translator English - Bengali

hacktivist
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hacktivistes
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Hacktivist
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hacktivist
180 millions of speakers

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hacktivist
130 millions of speakers

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hacktivist
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Hacktivist
85 millions of speakers
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hacktivist
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Translator English - Tamil

hacktivist
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॅक्टीविस्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hacktivist
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hacktivisti
65 millions of speakers

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hacktivist
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

hacktivist
40 millions of speakers

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hacktivist
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

hacktivist
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

hacktivist
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

hacktivist
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

hacktivist
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hacktivist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HACKTIVIST»

The term «hacktivist» is regularly used and occupies the 57.223 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HACKTIVIST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hacktivist» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hacktivist» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hacktivist

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HACKTIVIST»

Discover the use of hacktivist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hacktivist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cyberhug. Me: Hacktivist Cyberwars for Human Rights
The Hacktivist's whrr-whra from cyberhug.me: -- "Where human rights reign, there is our country.
Allan R. Wallace, 2011
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Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society
Chapter. 4: Terrorism. or. Civil. Disobedience: Toward. a. Hacktivist. Ethic. Mark Manion and Abby Goodrum In this era of global commerce via the Internet, strikes against the hegemony of bureaucratic capitalism and the commercialization of ...
Kenneth Einar Himma, 2007
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Hacktivist
The world knows "sve_Urs3lf" as the largest white-hat hacking group on the planet, exposing information and sparking revolutions across the globe. What the world doesn't know is that this is a lie. Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are sve_Urs3lf.
Jackson Lanzing, Alyssa Milano, Colin Kelly, 2014
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Tactical Media
with Carmin Karasic, Stefan Wray, and Ricardo Dominguez, himselfa former member of the Critical Art Ensemble, FloodNet evolved into a hacktivist tactic, an applet available to anyone wishing to support the Zapatista movement and social  ...
Rita Raley, 2009
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Capability of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to ...
Report on the Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation Hacktivist Support to the State Little in the internal writings on Chinese INEW strategy or other writings on IW theory or  ...
Steve DeWeese
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Living Words: Meaning Underdetermination and the Dynamic Lexicon
... we confront more pressing lexical disputes. A good example of a more pressing case would be how we are to define 'hacktivist'. 'Hacktivist' In 2012 an example of lexical warfare unfolded in the treatment of the term 'hacktivism', and the ...
Peter Ludlow, 2014
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Handbook of Information Security, Information Warfare, ...
This gave it a political credibility it would not otherwise have had. Before moving on to analyze further the political motivations and implications of hacktivism, it is helpful at this point to review some brief examples of hacktivist groups and their ...
Hossein Bidgoli, 2006
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Hacktivism and Cyberwars: Rebels with a Cause?
We now have an initial understanding of digitally correct hacktivism and some of the issues surrounding it. To explore these we will take up the hacktivist group Cult of the Dead Cow and look at two case studies: peek-a-booty and Back Orifice.
Tim Jordan, Paul A. Taylor, 2004
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International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments
The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) is considered by many to be the first true “hacktivist” network. The EDT coined the term “electronic civil disobedience” and was the first to implement it as a “hacktivist” event (Pearson, 2000: 16).
Joel Weiss, Jason Nolan, Jeremy Hunsinger, 2007
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International Humanitarian Law and the Changing Technology ...
This chapter largely omits discussion of such non-State actors as the infamous ' hacktivist'5 group known as Anonymous,6 which is reportedly responsible for cyber attacks against public and private targets in the United States,7 Israel,8 China ...
Dan Saxon, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HACKTIVIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hacktivist is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Hacktivist' apparently intrudes on 97.3, sends out message
A Terre Haute radio station had its signal hacked for 30 minutes Sunday evening, possibly by a so-called “hacktivist” group called Anonymous. «Terre Haute Tribune Star, Jul 15»
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Beauty queen taking on IS
The 33-year-old former pageant-goer now works as an intelligence team member for a hacktivist group called GhostSec, reports Voactive. «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
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WATCH: Staged ISIS Beheading Video Released by Russian Hackers
A video purportedly released by the pro-Russia hacktivist group CyberBerkut shows a staged ISIS beheading being recorded in a film studio ... «Heavy.com, Jul 15»
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J. Michael Straczynski Talks Chances Of 'Sense8' Season 2 …
... Max Riemelt as Wolfgang Bogdanow from Berlin, and Jamie Clayton as Nomi Marks, a trans woman and hacktivist living in San Francisco. «Franchise Herald, Jul 15»
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Governments are arguing to have access to a secret backdoor!Wael …
Just at the beginning of July, the Milan, Italy-based hacktivist group Hacking Team was hacked itself. The unidentified cybercriminals posted a ... «LinkedIn, Jul 15»
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Hacked police's official FB, Twitter now resolved
They however denied having links with the Internet hacktivist group called 'Anonymous'. Reports by Tasnim Lokman, Farezza Hanum Rashid, ... «New Straits Times Online, Jul 15»
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How big is Anonymous? Researcher attempts to quantify hacktivist
An aggregate sack of flesh – meshed together by wires transistors and Wi-Fi signals – replete with miles of tubes pumping blood, pounds of ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
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Anonymous Is Much Larger Than You Think
Though maligned by some as simply the world's largest V for Vendetta fan club, the headlines-snatching hacktivist collective known (or, ... «Complex, Jul 15»
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BBC, VoA included? Hactivists leak Ukraine's 'ban guide' on …
The hacktivist group CyberBerkut says it has obtained for-internal-use-only documents of the Information Policy Ministry, which detail how to ... «RT, Jul 15»
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Did the hacktivist group Anonymous predict the stock market …
On July 7, or about 16 hours ago according to their twitter account, the hacktivist group Anonymous put out an ominous tweet that mysteriously ... «Examiner.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hacktivist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hacktivist>. Jun 2020 ».
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