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Report: Fear of 'Internet Vigilantes' Holds Back Austrialian Internet Filtering Initiative

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 27 2011

Telstra, one of Australia's biggest Internet service providers, has not yet made a final decision on whether or not to cooperate with the federal government there to block access to websites that purvey material ... Read More

For the Group that Hacked PBS.org After a Wikileaks Documentary, the Media are Fair Game

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 31 2011

Forbes' Parmy Olson has an interview today with a member of the online group, LulzSec, that hacked PBS.org over the weekend. Here's the words of a LulzSec member going by "Whirlpool," per Olson: Whirlpool says it’s a ... Read More

Anonymous Ego Tripping

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 11 2011

Time's Evan Narcisse picks up on a few signs of infighting happening in the ranks loosely-knit (if knit at all) hacker troop Anonymous: While they claim to be a leaderless collective, some people in Anonymous act like ... Read More

The One with Anonymous Hackers, Glenn Greenwald, U.S. Security Firms, and a Plan to Bring Down Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 14 2011

A slide from "The Wikileaks Threat," a presentation allegedly hacked from the files of the securuity firm HBGary, via Business Insider Read More

PdFLeaks II Preview: Like It Or Not, WikiLeaks and Anonymous are Here

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 24 2011

WikiLeaks and Anonymous are harbingers of a future where networked individuals who know no particular allegiance to any country have the power to disrupt business as usual, thanks to the Internet, decentralization, and ... Read More

PdFLeaks II: Jonsdottir, Shirky, Abrams, Hockenberry and Coleman, Jan. 24 at NYU

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, January 18 2011

Personal Democracy Forum, in partnership with New York University's Interactive Technology Program, is pleased to present our second symposium on WikiLeaks and Internet Freedom this coming Monday, January 24, from 6-8pm. ... Read More

Tunisian Phishing Draws Anonymous's Ire

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 6 2011

The first sign that something was, indeed, truly fishy: HTTPS, the secure Internet protocol, stopped working. Tunisia is in the midst of a season of strikes and protests, and the Tunisian government has allegedly gone on ... Read More

Quote of the Day: DDoS as Street Protests

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 22 2010

The question: Hundreds of Internet activists recently mounted cyberattacks on companies like MasterCard and Amazon because they had ended their affiliation with WikiLeaks. How dangerous could this kind of action be? Read More

Is Hacktivism Civil Disobedience, Or Just Trolling?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, December 20 2010

Hoping to sway, or at least shake, die-hard supporters of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, Jaron Lanier has also put the Twitterverse all abuzz with his article in The Atlantic on "The Hazards of Nerd Supremacy." Lanier's ... Read More

UPDATED: The Art of Anonymous

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, December 16 2010

Here's a look at some of the propaganda circulating around the Internet — largely from anonymous authors, natch — advocating for Anonymous or for Wikileaks. Source: Various (No Flash? Here's the Flickr set ... Read More