Hackers, lulz, LulzSec, Politics, Security
Few hackers groups in the history of the internet age have claimed responsibility for attacks on so many prominent targets in such a short period of time.
“For the past month and a bit, we’ve been causing mayhem and chaos throughout the internet,” wrote LulzSec today, ”attacking several targets including PBS, Sony, Fox, porn websites, FBI, CIA, the U.S. government, Sony some more, online gaming servers (by request of callers, not by our own choice), Sony again, and of course our good friend Sony.”
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Memes are Buzzfeed’s business–the New York company tracks the Internet’s celebrity obsessions, favored news items and inside jokes in real time, similar to a Digg or a Reddit.
But Buzzfeed is trying to position itself as an aggregator for all the mememakers and memewatchers on the Internet. The company announced a “pop culture Read More
Seattle-based Cheezburger, the blog network that brought you I Can Has Cheezburger, the Fail blog and Engrish Funny, has raised $30 million to pursue the dream of being “the largest humor network in the world.”
Cheezburger is using its millions to make some hires, including a “GIF Master.”
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Ashton Kutcher has positioned himself as a digital tastemaker ever since he made a name for himself by tearing it up on Twitter before microblogging was cool.
So getting attention from the former That ’70s Show star–and maybe some of his 6 million followers?–is pretty much every social startup’s dream.
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The fellas at 4chan should get some mileage out of this.
The CIA has started a group to determine the impact of Cablegate, the leak of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks, which is known as the Wikileaks Task Force, or WTF, reports The Washington Post.
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