A "privateer" is just a nice way of saying "pirate," right? Aaarrrrr, mateys! If cyber-privateers were all as hot as Cap'n Jack Sparrow, what a world this would be.
I just read this post by Doc Shackleford over on the Jawa Report, and it's an appealing notion. Why can't we unofficially put all our Lone Gunmen-types on the trail of these Islamofascist sites and hack 'em down as fast as they pop up?
I know that Brent is all about catching cyber-criminals, but surely we could figure out a way to look the other way at this sort of activity while still doing a Law 'n Order style smackdown on kidvid kreeps.
Makes me wish I'd spent more time studying computers in school, just because I think it would be a total gas to hack into the Iranian government's computers or something equally dastardly. I don't know the first thing about it, which is probably a good thing because I probably would if I could. It's just the kind of person I am.