Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Feb 2011 22:53 UTC
In the News "Internet vigilante group Anonymous turned its sights on security firm HBGary on Sunday evening in an attempt to "teach [HBGary] a lesson you'll never forget." The firm had been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to unmask members of Anonymous following the group's pro-WikiLeaks attacks on financial services companies, and was prepared to release its findings next week."
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Irony
by red_devel on Tue 8th Feb 2011 04:25 UTC
red_devel
Member since:
2006-03-30

Does this group not recognize the irony in the fact that they are supposedly fighting for openess, freedom of information, and transparency and their group is called ANONYMOUS. Hypocrites much?

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RE: Irony
by r_a_trip on Tue 8th Feb 2011 08:22 in reply to "Irony"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

That is a big brush of tar you wield there. Do you really think it is feasible to be a part of the resistence in the war over information, when your identity is known? How long before you find yourself detained without rights by the powers that be?

Then again one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist...

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RE: Irony
by Radio on Tue 8th Feb 2011 09:14 in reply to "Irony"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Hypocrites much?
No.

Here we have some idiot who pretends to be a security expert and who tries to sell the identity of the authors of the recent DDoS, and that idiot has not protected his emails. O the irony.

But if you want to be serious, on the pure subject of transparency,

"Privacy for the people increases their power. It also increases liberty, because it reduces the power imbalance between government and the people. Forced openness in the people -- NSA monitoring of everyone's phone calls and e-mails, the DOJ monitoring everyone's credit card transactions, surveillance cameras -- decreases liberty." -Bruce Schneier

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/12/recording_the_p.html

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RE: Irony
by sorpigal on Tue 8th Feb 2011 15:08 in reply to "Irony"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Those are not the goals. Anonymous fights for hate, lulz and desu. Any overlap with apparent goals like "freedom" "transparency" or "justice" is coincidental. If told to do something anonymous will do not what is right but what is opposite or funny or horrible, or all of the above. Or nothing.

Anonymous isn't a group, anonymous is an individual and that individual is you. I suggest you apply to a mirror for answers to any further questions.

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RE: Irony
by demetrioussharpe on Tue 8th Feb 2011 16:21 in reply to "Irony"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

There are certain jobs that demand the worker's identity to remain unknown in order to allow his/her job to be completed efficiently & effectively. Otherwise, it's possible that their work may follow them home. Work is work, home is home, there aren't many people who'd like the 2 to intermingle.

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