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The persecution of Barrett Brown - and how to fight it

The persecution of Barrett Brown - and how to fight it | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: The journalist and Anonymous activist is targeted as part of a broad effort to deter and punish internet freedom activism
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Anonymous To Hack State Of The Union Address?

Anonymous To Hack State Of The Union Address? | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Anonymous, a hacker group best known for its anti-government crusades, has apparently set its sights on tonight's State of the Union address. In a Feb.
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Geeks are the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties | MIT Technology Review

Geeks are the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties | MIT Technology Review | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Recent events have highlighted the fact that hackers, coders, and geeks are behind a vibrant political culture.
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Geek Researcher Spends Three Years Living With Hackers | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Geek Researcher Spends Three Years Living With Hackers | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
When you're starting off as an anthropologist, you aim is to explore a subculture your peers have yet to uncover, spending years living with the locals and learning their ways. That's what Gabriella Coleman did.
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Hacktivist anger over US government's 'ludicrous' cyber crackdown

Hacktivist anger over US government's 'ludicrous' cyber crackdown | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Andrew Auernheimer, a 'trailer-park troll' from the same web community as Aaron Swartz, faces 10 years in jail for data breaches. Why is the US prosecuting in such draconian fashion?
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Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity

Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Aaron Swartz died a week ago. A public memorial service in New York City will be held later today. You may have read much about Swartz's life in the interim, including his work at a young age on...
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Truth, Lies, and 'Doxxing': The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Truth, Lies, and 'Doxxing': The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Photo: dave lewis 88 / Flickr Sitting U.S. President Ford was visiting San Francisco in 1975 when a woman attempted to shoot him. A former marine named
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Hate Group Drops Aaron Swartz Funeral Protest After Anonymous Vows Action

Hate Group Drops Aaron Swartz Funeral Protest After Anonymous Vows Action | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
After the tragic suicide of Reddit co-founder and Internet activist Aaron Swartz, hacktivist group Anonymous vowed to derail picketing efforts by the hate-mongering members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who threatened to protest Swartz's funeral...
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This Woman Knows Anonymous' Deepest, Darkest Secrets

This Woman Knows Anonymous' Deepest, Darkest Secrets | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Gabriella Coleman started studying hackers before it was cool -- in 1999, to be precise, after being introduced to the open source movement by a programmer friend.
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Anonymous posts over 4000 U.S. bank executive credentials | ZDNet

Anonymous posts over 4000 U.S. bank executive credentials | ZDNet | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Anonymous appears to have published login and private information from over 4000 American bank executive credentials its Operation Last Resort, demanding US computer crime law reform.
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Our Weirdness Is Free - Triple Canopy

Our Weirdness Is Free - Triple Canopy | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Our Weirdness Is Free. The logic of Anonymous—online army, agent of chaos, and seeker of justice. By Gabriella Coleman. Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities.
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Anonymous Govt. Site Hack ‘Like New York in the ’70s’

Anonymous Govt. Site Hack ‘Like New York in the ’70s’ | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
The takedown of a government website by Anonymous Friday is adding to a growing sense of Internet chaos, and illustrates how the most promising tools for defending websites against cyber attacks are already in use by hackers.
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Assange hits out at WikiLeaks film

Assange hits out at WikiLeaks film | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hit out at a Hollywood film about his organisation as a massive propaganda attack against the whistle-blowing website.
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Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience or Cyber Crime?

Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience or Cyber Crime? | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Are activists like Aaron Swartz committing civil disobedience, or online crimes? We break down a few strategies of “hacktivism” to see what is considered criminal under the CFAA.
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'Aaron's Law' Proposed on Reddit in Honor of Aaron Swartz

'Aaron's Law' Proposed on Reddit in Honor of Aaron Swartz | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren posts a proposal to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act called 'Aaron's Law' on Reddit, in respone to Aaron Swartz's death.
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Anonymous hacks MIT after Aaron Swartz's suicide

Anonymous hacks MIT after Aaron Swartz's suicide | Internet Vigilantism and Activism | Scoop.it
Hacktivist group defaces university pages after the school promises a full investigation into MIT's role in events leading up to the Internet activist taking his life. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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