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13-02-2011, 03:42 PM
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Look them up :
http://www.whyweprotest.net/

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14-02-2011, 12:19 PM
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Who owns and pays for the host and the domain? Who processes the applications? There must be some kind of basic organisation... no? I don't get the concept.

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14-02-2011, 12:36 PM
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From what I understand the site where they meet is unimportant.
It can be anything from a forum or IRC channel that allows anonymity to a website like Encyclopedia Dramatica.
This is what I could find on them :
Quote:Anonymous was born on an online image board, devoted mainly to pictures and discussions having to do with anime--Japanese animation. The site, 4chan.org, created in 2003 by an administrator who goes by the name "moot," was based on a Japanese forum whose founder believed that by making users anonymous their arguments would be judged on their own merits. While it is possible to use internet nicknames on 4chan, it is generally frowned upon, so posts listing the author as "Anonymous" are the norm, especially in the site's chaotic "random" forum. Anonymous became the name for the users of the site as a whole--a sort of hive mind of popular opinion.

There are other "chans" and related web sites added and taken down all the time. A humor wiki, Encyclopedia Dramatica, chronicles various internet pranks, raids, and drama, but 4chan remains the most popular. As of this writing, Alexa, a company that tracks web site popularity for advertisers, lists 4chan.org as the 56th most popular web site in the United States. The random forum, or "/b/," is 4chan's most popular area.

/b/ has its own language, much of it complicated and intentionally absurd. Users calling themselves, each other, and pretty much everything else "fag" is one of the less offensive conventions. There are rules set down by the moderators--for /b/ it basically boils down to "no child pornography"--but even this is the subject of jokes. The real guiding principle of the board is that nothing is sacred or off limits, and /b/ will quickly offend anyone capable of being offended. Often, the true meaning of a message is contained in the picture that accompanies it. Lolcats, the inexplicably popular pictures of cats with cutely misspelled captions, started with the weekly 4chan tradition of Caturday. Users recommend hanging out for months before posting anything, or risk ridicule, although they usually put it less delicately than that ("LURK MOAR NEWFAG"). If you don't find anything remotely amusing about posting and reposting versions of the phrase "I think Halo is a pretty cool guy. Eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything," then either /b/ isn't the place for you or you need to lurk moar. In the high school of the internet, /b/ is the kid with a collection of butterfly knives and a locker full of porn.

Sometimes the joke goes too far, as was the case in 2006, when a 22-year-old in Wisconsin posted plans to bomb football stadiums around the United States. The FBI took notice, and the man eventually pleaded guilty to charges of "conveying a terrorist hoax," according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which quoted an FBI official saying that the "credibility of this was beyond ridiculous." /b/ added another rule, later removed: "Don't mess with football."

But Anonymous is capricious. Last year, when a user in Texas threatened a school bombing the following day, other 4channers used data from the picture he posted to notify the FBI of his whereabouts. The Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported that when officers searched his home, "all the items found appeared to be toys."

A 2006 news special on Fox's Los Angeles affiliate gave Anonymous some notoriety by using staged footage of a van exploding to illustrate the threat posed by the group and calling them "hackers on steroids" and an "internet hate machine," both of which entered Anon's lexicon of in-jokes. In addition to messing with football, Fox accused the group of posting threats on MySpace pages and giving away the end to the new Harry Potter book. A blogger for Wired magazine wrote that "This `news report' is the funniest prank anyone on the board has ever pulled off."

Last year, the Bergen County, N.J., Record reported that Hal Turner, a white supremacist talk radio host, had filed suit against 4chan and other sites after "an anonymous cadre of pranksters"--guess who--raided his show and web site, knocking him offline. A "raid" is the 21st-century version of the prank phone call, but with dozens or even hundreds of pranksters kicking in--tying up the phone lines, faxing black pieces of paper to use up ink, and, above all, flooding web sites with requests until they crash.

A mythology built up around Anonymous--mock-serious slogans and "facts" about the mysterious group of hackers on steroids and their pursuit of "lulz" (see also "kicks").

Anonymous is legion. Anonymous does not forgive. Anonymous does not forget. Anonymous only undertakes Serious Business. Anonymous: because none of us is as cruel as all of us. Anonymous has seen Fight Club too many times. Anonymous is not your personal army. Anonymous delivers. Anonymous' real name is David. Anonymous hates dogs. Anonymous likes Mudkips. Anonymous is in it for the lulz.
source : http://www2.citypaper.com/columns/story.asp?id=15543

And this :
Quote:[Anonymous is] the first internet-based superconsciousness. Anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. How do you know they're a group? Because they're travelling in the same direction. At any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.

—Landers, Chris, Baltimore City Paper, April 2, 2008

Beyond that , I can't explain how they organize or set objectives , I'm not a member and seeing as a security company that was hired by a bank is crap at figuring out I say let's just accept the chaotic nature of the Internet and realize that this group is a product of it.

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14-02-2011, 12:52 PM
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That's interesting. The flock of birds comparison makes it clearer to me. Thanks for looking this up.

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14-02-2011, 01:02 PM
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Quote:A 2006 news special on Fox's Los Angeles affiliate gave Anonymous some notoriety by using staged footage of a van exploding to illustrate the threat posed by the group and calling them "hackers on steroids" and an "internet hate machine," both of which entered Anon's lexicon of in-jokes. In addition to messing with football, Fox accused the group of posting threats on MySpace pages and giving away the end to the new Harry Potter book. A blogger for Wired magazine wrote that "This `news report' is the funniest prank anyone on the board has ever pulled off."
This?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNO6G4ApJQY

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14-02-2011, 01:11 PM
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Kikko , seeing how biased Fox News is , does it really surprise you ? Tongue
If you look at the history of hacking , some of the first hackers to be imprisoned , were denied access to a telephone because the judge thought they would start a nuclear war.
(google the documentary "History of Hacking")

Fox news called the love scene in Mass Effect 1 a "realistic sex simulator" despite the fact that in-game nobody takes their undergarments off.I think they need more people in the IT department and less in the vodoo department.

Also , this group is one of the few that protest Scientology , so you can expect plenty of slander.I think that's where the "hate group" comes from , a Scientology documentary.

In regards to anonymus , is the group a force for the good ? - so far , in my humble opinion , yes.

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14-02-2011, 01:15 PM
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(14-02-2011 01:11 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  In regards to anonymus , is the group a force for the good ? - so far , in my humble opinion , yes.
Sounds like they are the steam that makes the lid rattle. I hope someone with enough authority notes that the water is boiling.

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14-02-2011, 01:30 PM
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(14-02-2011 01:15 PM)The_observer Wrote:  
(14-02-2011 01:11 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  In regards to anonymus , is the group a force for the good ? - so far , in my humble opinion , yes.
Sounds like they are the steam that makes the lid rattle. I hope someone with enough authority notes that the water is boiling.

You and me both. I think they do prove that people no longer take authority for granted and people will stand up for what they believe in .

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14-02-2011, 01:45 PM
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Quote:Kikko , seeing how biased Fox News is , does it really surprise you ? Tongue
I knew about the credibility of Fox, but I didn't expect anything like this. I was stunned when I saw that piece for the first time. The style of representing the information is very different from what I'm used to.

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14-02-2011, 08:27 PM
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(14-02-2011 12:19 PM)The_observer Wrote:  Who owns and pays for the host and the domain?

The answer to that is moot.

Quote:There must be some kind of basic organisation... no? I don't get the concept.


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