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Anonymous hackers could be Islamic State's online nemesis

Anonymous hackers could be Islamic State's online nemesis | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Anonymous strives to bring down IS propaganda before it reaches the masses.
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Anonymous has been prosecuted for cyber attacks in many countries under cybercrime laws, as their activities are not seen as legitimate protest. It is worth mentioning the ethical debate around hacktivism, as some see cyber attacks that take down accounts or websites as infringing on others’ freedom of expression, while others argue that hacktivismshould instead create technologies to circumvent censorship, enable digital equality and open access to information.

In striving to tackle networks such as IS, Anonymous takes the position that it is fighting against those who coordinate or commit crimes against humanity (“We will unite humanity” the Anonymous video following the Paris attacks promises viewers). Its ideology therefore seeks to be inclusive and reflect a common humanity, which embraces open, fluid identities that are not restricted to nationality, religion or ethnicity.

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Carnival of the Obscene: Investigators Pursue the Internet Activists of Anonymous - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Carnival of the Obscene: Investigators Pursue the Internet Activists of Anonymous - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Now that the WikiLeaks wave has subsided, the fight for Internet freedom is entering a new phase.
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Anonymous claims victory over jihadi Twitter accounts in #OpIsis

Anonymous claims victory over jihadi Twitter accounts in #OpIsis | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Hacker collective says it has taken control of almost 100 Isis-affiliated accounts and warns of more to come
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In the video put up by the group to report its success, a masked speaker, talking in the computer-generated speech Anonymous uses, says: “The terrorists that are calling themselves Islamic State (Isis) are not Muslims. Isis, we will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you. From now on no safe place for you online. You will be treated like a virus and we are the cure. We own the internet.”

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