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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Governments
by mrhasbean on Thu 10th Feb 2011 11:54 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

and companies should fear the people - not the other way around.


Unfortunately Governments can, have and do make people just disappear or meet mysterious ends.

Edited 2011-02-10 11:54 UTC

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RE: Governments
by 4nntt on Thu 10th Feb 2011 13:45 in reply to "Governments "
4nntt Member since:
2009-02-12

...hence the use of technology to remain 'anonymous', and the general public support despite the childish nature of their actions.

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RE[2]: Governments
by NuxRo on Thu 10th Feb 2011 13:55 in reply to "RE: Governments "
NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

...hence the use of technology to remain 'anonymous', and the general public support despite the childish nature of their actions.


+1

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RE[2]: Governments
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Feb 2011 14:13 in reply to "RE: Governments "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

...hence the use of technology to remain 'anonymous', and the general public support despite the childish nature of their actions.


I rather their actions be childish than physically harmful.

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RE[2]: Governments
by orestes on Thu 10th Feb 2011 19:00 in reply to "RE: Governments "
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Arguably good intentions are no excuse for the crap they pull. We don't need virtual Robin Hoods running around waging a war of public opinions, we need accountable individuals to step up to the plate and do things the proper way. Leaders, not puerile punks hiding in the shadows and spin doctoring their mischief into some sort of quasi political statement when it's convenient

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