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He Saved My Brother From Drowning

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

On a summer day very much like today several years ago I found myself swimming with friends at my neighbor's pool. The day was decidedly ordinary. We swam almost every day in the summer.

Anonymity and Censorship

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

How far can government go in forcing people to reveal their identities, or protecting people from being forced to reveal their identities?

Gerry Smith

Anonymous Threatens To Release Name Of Officer In Ferguson Police Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology

The hacker group Anonymous claims it has the name of the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenage...

We Need Whistleblowers: A Focus on Anonymous

George Elerick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
George Elerick

With the onslaught of a string of police brutality stories over the last few years, including the grotesque nature of the Thomas Kelly incident, we are living in incredibly precarious times where those in power have let it go to their heads.

Man's Best Friend

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.05.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was a toddler who ...

Man's Best Friend

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

As soon as the plane touched down on the runway, the child got down into the aisle and toddled over to the man holding the dog. We all watched his tear-stained face as he reached out a hand to pet the small animal.

Sometimes New Yorkers Are the Best

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 07.31.2014 | New York
Anonymous Thank Yous

"The young father's enthusiasm was contagious. I guess he just wanted to let loose a bit. Thank you for sharing your passion for life, it made my night and everyone else's."

Small Things Make a Big Difference

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

Yesterday morning, I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Someone with me said, "I feel sorry for that lady sitting by herself." We said, "Go say ...

More Than Just Customer Service

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

I was walking home a little while ago on the Upper West Side around midnight when I caught my shoe on a sidewalk crack just as I tried to dart across a street before the traffic light changed.

5 Stories That Will Make You Smile

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

While hiking in Muir woods a car suddenly drove off the road into a river. Immediately 3 separate groups of strangers stopped and began sprinting to the scene.

He Passed It Over and Over Again

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

My 15-year-old son was on a community basketball team along with many other boys his age. On this team of teenage boys was one special needs boy the team all loved. This boy had a signature spot where he would go stand and the team would pass him the ball.

She Irritated Me In Every Way

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my tardiness....

A Sandy Situation

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was on a long drive home and I got stuck on the freeway in traffic, in the middle of the Nevada desert. What happened next was enough to restore my faith in humanity.

Hacker Who Helped The Feds Walks Free

AP | Larry Neumeister | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripp...

What's so Secret?

Sheila Raju | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The facebook albums, pinterest boards, tweets, instagram filters are all part of the carefully curated, online personas of Millenials. The intrigue of the anonymous sharing apps hinges on the absence of this context.

Net Neutrality Advocate Speaks Anonymously About the Upcoming FCC Vote on a 'Pay to Play' Internet

Melissa Webster | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Melissa Webster

He asked me to call him Colin Gallagher. Posting as ABISprotocol on github, he has many names and many handles among many online platforms, but today ...

weev Wins Battle in The Hacker Wars

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

"Victory, I am free!" Fist up in the air, weev, Andrew Auernheimer, laughed. Last week, Aurenheimer was released after serving 14 months in federal prison.

Private Spies Deserve More Scrutiny

Kevin M. Gallagher | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology
Kevin M. Gallagher

Sure, the NSA, CIA and FBI deserve scrutiny, but we should devote our attention to the private sector also. Outsourcing has always been a convenient way to avoid accountability.

Brad Pitt Allegedly Buys Rights To 'Anonymous vs. Steubenville' Story

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt's production company will allegedly bring the Steubenville rape case to the big screen. The Tracking Board, a Hollywood insider blog, cl...

Anonymous Unmasked

High Times | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
High Times

Since its inception in 2003 as an online anarchist collective, Anonymous has been grabbing headlines with their cyber attacks on government, corporate and various other targets. But who are they? High Times speaks to the greatest hacktivists of our generation.

Albuquerque Protesters Clash With Police Over Deadly Shootings

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor said late Sunday that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peacef...

Gerry Smith

The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Does the law have mercy for computer hackers with a cause? That was a recurring question in 2013 as several so-called hacktivists, facing years in ...

Why Barrett Brown's Trial Matters

Kevin M. Gallagher | Posted 02.16.2014 | Crime
Kevin M. Gallagher

Barrett Brown is being "punished for the crime of taking citizenship seriously." This is clear: he stands for values of liberty, transparency and privacy; though soon prosecutors in Dallas will try to persuade a jury otherwise. Increasingly, conscious citizens know the true score.

Turning the Page on Anonymity: The Future of HuffPost Comments

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Tim McDonald

After weeks of fine-tuning our commenting technology and platform, we are pulling the switch in a way that will keep the best parts about commenting on HuffPost while bringing more civility and accountability to the experience.

Ryan J. Reilly

Avoiding Felony Charges Was Pretty Much The Best These 'PayPal 14' Hacktivists Could've Hoped For

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.05.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Eleven individuals charged with helping overwhelm PayPal's website in 2010 have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that could ...