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We suggest our supporters politely encourage authors and speakers who use the term "hacker" in a negative connotation to use the term "cyber criminal" instead. Since "cyber" and "criminal" are descriptive of the illegal activities and are ubiquitous terms with which many are already familiar, it tends to resonate well with the majority of people. The terms "adversary", "attacker", and "threat actor" also work to a lesser extent. Kindly use the hashtag #HackingIsNotACrime when encountering these situations on social media to raise awareness.
Below are additional ways to raise awareness:
1. Sign and share our Petition
2. Tell the Press
3. Encourage organizations to partner and campaign with us
4. Contact your representatives to update legislation
5. Support one or more of our affiliates and partners
Disprove negative stereotypes by joining our #HackerStories project:
1. Record a 2-8 minute video describing how being a hacker has impacted your life and share any vulnerability disclosure stories you might have.
2. Conclude the video with "Join me in supporting Hacking is NOT a Crime by uploading a personal video like this one to YouTube".
3. After uploading your video to YouTube, be sure to update the title to "#HackerStories:" followed by your real name or handle.
4. Post your video on Twitter, tag @hacknotcrime, and include the hashtag #HackerStories.
5. Hacking is NOT a Crime will retweet it and upload it to our YouTube channel under our #HackerStories playlist.