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Anonymous social apps are no longer places of hate, but of hope.
Federal prosecutors abandon an attempt to punish the Anonymous associate for linking to stolen material. But he’s still in big trouble.
At 15, Christopher Poole started a site that birthed hacktivists and countless memes alike.
Barrett Brown sits in a jail cell, awaiting trial for his role as an informal spokesperson for Anonymous and for making threats against the FBI, in what looks like a classic case of prosecutorial overreach.
Anonymous has called for an Internet blackout in an attempt to get the Web to protest CISPA, the much maligned cyber security bill which threatens our privacy more than it protects it. But, unlike last year’s SOPA blackout, it seems no one is listening.
Investigators in Australia have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of LulzSec, the hacker group and Anonymous offshoot that previously claimed responsibility for a slew of major hacks in 2011 including attacks on Sony Pictures, the UK tabloid The Sun, and the CIA’s public website. All “just for the Lulz” — laughs, that is — of it.
Striking back at cyber criminals – so called “Strikeback” – carries serious risks that far outweigh the short-lived satisfaction of revenge.
As the world waits with bated breath to see if Pyongyang will make good on its nuclear threats, the hacker collective Anonymous has made its own move in the increasingly cyber conflict between North Korea and the world.
The feds today indicted Matthew Keys, a social-media editor at Reuters, for allegedly helping the hacker collective Anonymous hijack the Los Angeles Times website in 2011.
While you were sleeping last night, Anonymous hacked into the U.S. State Department’s website in the name of Aaron Swartz and LulzSec.
Hackers took control of Burger King’s Twitter account this afternoon and went on a juvenile rampage.
A new petition, organized by Anonymous, has been sent to the White House with the hopes of legitimizing DDoS attacks – those hacker-led techno-onslaughts that shut down Web sites.
A dumb promo by an unknown Web site might point the way toward a more fun, productive future for activism.
Journalist and author Barrett Brown has been charged in federal court with linking and 11 other alleged crimes.