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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Comment by DHofmann
by DHofmann on Fri 11th Feb 2011 00:02 UTC
DHofmann
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2005-08-19

Governments and companies should fear the people...

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Fear is a very bad motivator, leading to very bad consequences. Governments and companies should RESPECT the people.

Edited 2011-02-11 00:02 UTC

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RE: Comment by DHofmann
by umccullough on Fri 11th Feb 2011 00:59 in reply to "Comment by DHofmann"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Governments and companies should fear the people...

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Fear is a very bad motivator, leading to very bad consequences. Governments and companies should RESPECT the people.


The proper statement probably should have been: "Corrupt governments and companies should fear the people"

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