"In reality, cyber tools of oppression are most often in the form of databases."
Just a short note for the day. Gary McKinnon not being extradited is interesting as well - truth be told, America's sentencing guidelines for hackers tend to be far out of the ordinary for a first world nation. Generally a hacker is looking at more time than a rapist or murderer, which is probably a bit out of whack.
You don't see the EFF going on about this though. You do see them talking about exploit sales, which I think is a misjudgment.