Crowdsourcing, just in case anyone out there is still in the dark about the term, is the practice of having a whole bunch of people come together in a specified location to achieve a common goal by way of their sheer numerical presence there. In the real world, this can mean filling a particular store to the brim while collectively demanding a discount on a particular item; on the internet the practice can be employed for a variety of purposes – some of them less innocent than others.

In a recent Wired reprint of a story by Assignment Zero, the so called “dark side” of internet crowdsourcing is discussed in an interview with one its main perpetrators, a 19 year old anonymous “cyberpirate” who goes by the name of Ragnar Danneskjold and who heads the organization Subvert and Profit.

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