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Being Anonymous on the Internet Is a Good Thing

What would the internet be without anonymity? Even in the shadow of Facebook’s misguided cause to eliminate this invaluable aspect of the online experience, the right to stay anonymous on the internet is an indispensable facet on which ye olde innerwebs was built. True, it does appear that, more and more, the sanctity of anonymity gets abused and debased because …

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Social Media Recap [Infographic]

The SEO Company, an English search engine optimization specialist, has teamed up with Louisville, Kentucky-based e-marketing company NowSourcing, to produce the Social Media 2012 Infographic. Pinterest’s meteoric rise is mentioned, though recent reports have noted a loss of popularity. Hacker group Anonymous has hyperactive so far this year, even shutting down the Vatican’s website. The wildly viral KONY video was …

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Anonymous Leaks Bureau Of Justice Database

Aside from a few international operations and participating in the NATO protests currently happening in Chicago, Anonymous has been pretty quiet. That all changed today as Anonymous has leaked the database for the Bureau of Justice. The 1.7 GB file contains what Anonymous calls “shiny things such as internal emails and the entire database dump.” They claimed that the Bureau …

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#OpIndia Is Anonymous’ New Campaign Against Internet Censorship

Anonymous is kind of like a global Batman that uses a computer instead of batarangs to fight what they perceive as injustice. They have started up operations in various countries like China, but their newest campaign is pretty ambitious – #OpIndia. As the name implies, Anonymous is now attacking the Indian government. Why? They feel that the government is squashing …

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WikiLeaks Is Also Taken Down By DDoS Attack

The Pirate Bay was not the only one feeling the brute force of a massive DDoS attack yesterday. WikiLeaks was also being attacked, and unlike The Pirate Bay, nobody has come forward claiming responsibility yet. We were first alerted to the WikiLeaks takedown by the organization themselves. They tweeted out the details yesterday with two separate mirrors to their domain. …

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The Pirate Bay DDoS Attack Credited To Former Anonymous Member

Well, The Pirate Bay is back up. There still seems to be a few spotty points around the world according to Anonymous, but all in all, it’s back in good shape. Now, who was the person behind the attack and why did they do it? One person has come forward claiming responsibility. Twitter user @AnonNyre started Tweeting 19 hours ago …

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Anonymous Claims That It’s Not Behind The Pirate Bay DDoS Attack

We reported earlier today on the massive DDoS attack that was currently being lobbed at The Pirate Bay. The site has been down for quite a while now which led many people to believe that Anonymous may have been behind the attack since The Pirate Bay chastised the collective last week on Facebook. Anonymous says that they had nothing to …

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The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack

Now this is odd. The Pirate Bay is a priority target to almost every government and media corporation on the planet, but none of them have ever been successful in truly taking down the Web site. It would appear that somebody finally has done the impossible though – restrict access to The Pirate Bay on a global level. Speaking to …

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Anonymous Claims To Have Access To U.S.-Owned Classified Databases

Anonymous has changed a lot in the past few years from ragtag group of hackers to a massive force to be reckoned with. One of its more prolific members, Christopher Doyon, is now on the run from U.S. law enforcement after taking down the county Web site of Santa Cruz, California. He sat down with the National Post to reveal …

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Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance

If you follow world politics, you may have heard that Vladimir Putin is back in charge as president of Russia. The former president turned prime minister turned president again has caused quite a bit of stir within the country with many people protesting what they feel was a rigged election. In solidarity with the protest movement, the Russian branch of …

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Anonymous Called Out By The Pirate Bay For Its DDoS Attacks

Anonymous has always viewed DDoS attacks as a form of protest. They think of it as a digital sit in, but it’s really more of a blue whale in a university cafeteria crushing everybody inside. That’s not to say that DDoS attacks are always wrong, but they tend to do more harm than good. That’s the stance The Pirate Bay …

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File-Sharing Church Weds Couple in Kopimist Cerimony

The Church of Kopimism was officially recognized as Religion in January. At the Share Conference in Balgrade they performed their first wedding in what is probably the weirdest cerimony the world has ever seen. Followers of Kopimism believe that sharing is a holy sacrement and the internet is “sacred”. Philosophy student Isaac Gerson founded the Church of Kopimism earlier this …

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