Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Feb 2011 10:45 UTC
Internet & Networking Absolutely fantastic article over at Ars about a guy trying to hunt down Anonymous - which cost him and his company dearly. "Aaron Barr believed he had penetrated Anonymous. The loose hacker collective had been responsible for everything from anti-Scientology protests to pro-Wikileaks attacks on MasterCard and Visa, and the FBI was now after them. But matching their online identities to real-world names and locations proved daunting. Barr found a way to crack the code. [...] But had he?" A comment to the article says it best: "Personally, I'm rooting for Anonymous. I may not care for their attitude or their methods sometimes, but I think a little fear and caution on the worst excesses of those who would impair our rights is good thing." Governments and companies should fear the people - not the other way around.
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RE[9]: Governments
by HunterA3 on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Governments "
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I sure hope that you don't use direct deposit, debit or credit cards, or even have a bank account because guess what? They use Internet technology to transfer funds. So does any government service that you are required to use. Not having a cell phone, or using a PC, is only the part of the iceberg showing. The rest is below the surface and you would be best served to recognize that. Unless you live in the mountains, completely self-sustained, you are more connected than you realize.

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