Should Anonymous Give Up

To many the decentralized nature of ‘Anonymous’ is a boon. There’s no head to lop off, no central point of contact. It’s also a detrement too, as any fool can jump up, shout something inflammatory and lead the mob on a rampage. They also like to hide behind anonymity, especially on services like Twitter, where […]
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Everything You Need to Know About Online Activism, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience

Speaking to a very nice gentleman from Al Jezeera America (Adam Elrashidi) on Friday about Hacktivism, his questions helped me clarify some thoughts on this topic that I’ve been meaning to write since last month’s piece on Jeremy Hammond. The problem is that there are three terms that are bandied about like cheap ad-hominem’s on […]
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Jeremy Hammond Lulz-ing in Jail

There are petitions all over the internet right now, pleading for a judge to give someone an easy time. They’re full of claims about how what he did was not that bad, and he did it ‘for good’ etc. It’s all poppycock. These same people cry out ‘double standards’ if someone else gets preferential treatment, […]
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