The meeting point for hackers and mothers is like a mirror. The outward-bound reflection is where they intersect. Both are interested in what is revealed by a hack or sneak attack, but for the opposite reason.
The free flow of information is necessary for a democratic society, and this flow cannot be purely in the hands of government. This is why the rights to expression and a free and open press are among the most widely recognized rights on earth.
There is another aspect to the origin story of contemporary mass surveillance in the US: Resistance. While most "phone phreaks" and telephone enthusiasts were unaware of AT&T's Top Secret Project Greenstar, there was enough general contempt for the phone company's monopoly to trigger a viable resistance movement that had been percolating within the 1960s counterculture.
Others claimed the hack was the work of the “Rustle League," another hacker group: UPDATE 10 p.m.: The Associated Press reports
The prosecution made a motion for a "Gag Order" (a motion to disallow media) in the case of Barrett Brown. Brown is one of the subjects of my film, The Reality Wars, which is about the targeting of hacktivists, activists and journalists by the U.S. government.
Jason Hammond is charged with participating in the assault against white supremacists who were attending the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet in Tinley Park, Ill.
I personally do not believe the U.S. Government is controlled by shadowy figures lurking behind a smoke smoke screen of faux democracy. If anything, the political and social events of the last few years are evidence that no one is ultimately "in control" and that every player is each equally frustrated.
After we exchanged a few correspondences, an individual designating himself as a high-level Anonymous member consented to a rare email interview. The conversation touches on the impact the group has had on the Steubenville investigation and the victim's take on LocalLeaks.
Expect us. That was the message from online "hacktivist" group Anonymous on Thursday, as it declared war on the Syrian government
How to Become a reSource When Pluto Becomes a Festival -- A Foretaste of transmediale 2013 in Berlin
In the Internet world, BWPWAP is a meme that points back to a forgotten era, symbolizing a world that no longer exists, when life was simple and idyllic.
(Cue creepy background sound effect) Check out Anonymous's memo to the City of Oakland in the video message below: Well it
Soon after he helped start the movement, his name got out, and partly because he was no longer anonymous, he says, he fell
Assange may eventually be incarcerated or worse, but the genie is definitely out of the bottle at this point. There is no question but that hacktivist culture is now a worldwide phenomenon.