ANONYMOUS GOSSIP! LITERALLY!
The sound of drums rang out on Lower Broadway on Wednesday afternoon. Only it wasn’t the extraordinarily percussive and emphatic drum sound one associates with street musicians attacking big plastic five-gallon containers. No, this was different…more grating and disharmonic, more halfhearted and druggy.
This was a protest!
Yesterday, the Observer broke news of a book proposal being shopped to publishers in New York this week about the inner-workings and detailing first-hand experience with Anonymous. The gossipy backlash, of course, is emerging. And the book hasn’t even sold yet!
Anonymous—that highly-controversial, nebulous, post-activism activism group making headlines for everything from Scientology takedowns, to digital attacks on the information servers of Visa and Mastercard, to the recent protests of Wall Street—is getting a book, the Observer has learned. But what’s it called, and who will write it?
Yesterday we reported on the #OccupyWallStreet protests that began on Saturday and continued over into Monday morning’s banker commute. But if groups like Anonymous were hoping to delay financiers on their way to work, the broken water pipes on the A/C/E line probably did a better job.
If you were hanging out on Twitter over the weekend, you may have seen the hashtags #TakeWallStreet or #Occupywallstreet pop up in your feed. Did that mean that friends were encouraging you to take the J line all the way to Chambers for some reason? That we should all go back to school and get our MFAs in business/finance, like our mothers have been collectively telling us to for years now?
Amid FBI raids against 40 of its members, online anarcho-pranksters Anonymous has turned its sites toward the Egyptian government over internet censorship amid widespread civil unrest in the country.
In a YouTube press release, the collective aims itself at Egypt’s government amid shutdown of Facebook, Twitter and other media services that had provided real-time updates Read More
Hackers from the infamous “Anonymous” group connected to the 4chan message board are attacking major institutions in retaliation for their treatment of Wikileaks.
Operation Payback has taken down the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Joe Lieberman.
These are Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks. These cripple sites by overloading them with Read More
When a politically controversial video is also a viral video, there’s really no way to avoid using it in a roundup of interesting stuff on the web. So, we won’t. It’s also a nice way to remind us all of our own dates to Satanic altars when we were in high school. Along with a Read More