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Anonymous Shine a Light on the ‘White Gold’ Trade

Anonymous Shine a Light on the ‘White Gold’ Trade

The latest campaign from supporters of the Anonymous hacktivist movement is focusing attention on the Democratic Republic of Congo, where multinationals are accused of trafficking in coltan, a mineral central to phone and laptop manufacturing.

‘They Searched Everywhere for an Anonymous Mask’

‘They Searched Everywhere for an Anonymous Mask’

In France, the Ministry of the Interior’s intelligence service is going to war with Anonymous. Last week two alleged members were arrested as part of an investigation into Operation Greenrights. OWNI spoke exclusively with Pierrick Goujon, one of those interrogated.

by Jean Marc Manach On January 31, 2012

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Russia’s Networked Activists Shift the Momentum Against Putin

Russia’s Networked Activists Shift the Momentum Against Putin

While Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party won reelection last Sunday, their Soviet-style strategy of attempting to control online activism is increasingly being outwitted by crowd-sourced ingenuity, such as Golos’ map of election law violations.

Is it a Crime? The Transgressive Politics of Hacking in Anonymous

Is it a Crime? The Transgressive Politics of Hacking in Anonymous

Instead of merely depicting hackers as virtual pamphleteers for free speech or as digital outlaws, we need to start asking more specific questions about why and when hackers embrace particular attitudes toward different kinds of laws.

Anonymous? A face behind the mask

Anonymous? A face behind the mask

In a scene reminiscent of a thousand police dramas, the FBI arrived at the door of 19 year old Mercedes Haefer, guns drawn, at 6am whilst she was still in her pyjamas getting ready for work.

by David Glance On September 5, 2011

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Old-School Hacker Oxblood Ruffin Discusses Anonymous And The Future Of Hacktivism

Old-School Hacker Oxblood Ruffin Discusses Anonymous And The Future Of Hacktivism

While Lulzsec are being hunted down, we asked Oxblood Ruffin, a Canadian hacker who is a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc), about Anonymous’s recent operations and the ethics and rules of engagement of hacktivism.

#OpIran: Anonymous vs. the Islamic Republic

#OpIran: Anonymous vs. the Islamic Republic

On May 1, Anonymous launched more attacks against the Iranian government’s websites. The Supreme Leader, the President, and the Parliament’s websites remain inaccessible.

by Pierre Alonso On May 10, 2011

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“Hello, you have reached Anonymous”

“Hello, you have reached Anonymous”

Why is the media’s attention still focused on the 15 year-old hacker over the WikiLeaks scandal when these Anonymous users are organizing during the Arab revolts? Can we shed some light onto the behavior of the Anonymous?

‘External attack’ crippled Burma’s internet

‘External attack’ crippled Burma’s internet

Burmese state media has said that an external cyber attack has been launched at its main server, days after critics of the junta blamed it for deliberately sabotaging communications.

by Francis Wade On November 7, 2010

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