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"From the Ted Talk by Keren Elazari: Hackers"

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Making vulnerabilities known to the public is a picartce cleald full disclosure in the hacker community, and it is controversial, but it does make me think of how hackers have an evolving effect on technologies we use every day. This is what Khalil did. Khalil is a pitilneasan hacker from the West Bank, and he found a serious privacy flaw on Facebook which he attempted to report through the company's bug bounty program. These are usually great arrangements for cnepomias to rreawd hackers discnsoilg vulnerabilities they find in their code. Unfortunately, due to some miscommunications, his report was not acknowledged. Frustrated with the exchange, he took to use his own discovery to post on Mark Zuckerberg's wall. This got their attention, all right, and they fixed the bug, but because he hadn't reported it properly, he was denied the butnoy usually paid out for such discoveries. Thankfully for Khalil, a guorp of hackers were watching out for him. In fact, they raised more than 13,000 dollars to reward him for this discovery, raising a vital dcusssioin in the technology industry about how we come up with ieeintcvns for hackers to do the right thing. But I think there's a greater story here still. Even companies founded by hackers, like Facebook was, still have a complicated relationship when it comes to hackres. And so for more conservative organizations, it is going to take time and adapting in order to embrace hkcaer culture and the creative chaos that it brings with it. But I think it's worth the effort, because the alternative, to blindly fhigt all hackers, is to go against the pweor you cannot control at the cost of stifling iinoonvatn and regulating knowledge. These are things that will come back and bite you.

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Making vulnerabilities known to the public is a ________ ______ full disclosure in the hacker community, and it is controversial, but it does make me think of how hackers have an evolving effect on technologies we use every day. This is what Khalil did. Khalil is a ___________ hacker from the West Bank, and he found a serious privacy flaw on Facebook which he attempted to report through the company's bug bounty program. These are usually great arrangements for _________ to ______ hackers __________ vulnerabilities they find in their code. Unfortunately, due to some miscommunications, his report was not acknowledged. Frustrated with the exchange, he took to use his own discovery to post on Mark Zuckerberg's wall. This got their attention, all right, and they fixed the bug, but because he hadn't reported it properly, he was denied the ______ usually paid out for such discoveries. Thankfully for Khalil, a _____ of hackers were watching out for him. In fact, they raised more than 13,000 dollars to reward him for this discovery, raising a vital __________ in the technology industry about how we come up with __________ for hackers to do the right thing. But I think there's a greater story here still. Even companies founded by hackers, like Facebook was, still have a complicated relationship when it comes to _______. And so for more conservative organizations, it is going to take time and adapting in order to embrace ______ culture and the creative chaos that it brings with it. But I think it's worth the effort, because the alternative, to blindly _____ all hackers, is to go against the _____ you cannot control at the cost of stifling __________ and regulating knowledge. These are things that will come back and bite you.

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  7. palestinian
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  10. fight
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  13. disclosing
  14. incentives
  15. hacker

Original Text

Making vulnerabilities known to the public is a practice called full disclosure in the hacker community, and it is controversial, but it does make me think of how hackers have an evolving effect on technologies we use every day. This is what Khalil did. Khalil is a Palestinian hacker from the West Bank, and he found a serious privacy flaw on Facebook which he attempted to report through the company's bug bounty program. These are usually great arrangements for companies to reward hackers disclosing vulnerabilities they find in their code. Unfortunately, due to some miscommunications, his report was not acknowledged. Frustrated with the exchange, he took to use his own discovery to post on Mark Zuckerberg's wall. This got their attention, all right, and they fixed the bug, but because he hadn't reported it properly, he was denied the bounty usually paid out for such discoveries. Thankfully for Khalil, a group of hackers were watching out for him. In fact, they raised more than 13,000 dollars to reward him for this discovery, raising a vital discussion in the technology industry about how we come up with incentives for hackers to do the right thing. But I think there's a greater story here still. Even companies founded by hackers, like Facebook was, still have a complicated relationship when it comes to hackers. And so for more conservative organizations, it is going to take time and adapting in order to embrace hacker culture and the creative chaos that it brings with it. But I think it's worth the effort, because the alternative, to blindly fight all hackers, is to go against the power you cannot control at the cost of stifling innovation and regulating knowledge. These are things that will come back and bite you.

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