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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.

The History of Mass Surveillance: Resistance

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

There is another aspect to the origin story of contemporary mass surveillance in the US: Resistance. While most "phone phreaks" and telephone enthusiasts were unaware of AT&T's Top Secret Project Greenstar, there was enough general contempt for the phone company's monopoly to trigger a viable resistance movement that had been percolating within the 1960s counterculture.

NSA's Website Goes Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

The website for the National Security Agency went offline Friday, with NSA.gov unavailable during the early evening. On Twitter, accounts associated w...

The Strange Case of Barrett Brown Just Got Stranger

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

The prosecution made a motion for a "Gag Order" (a motion to disallow media) in the case of Barrett Brown. Brown is one of the subjects of my film, The Reality Wars, which is about the targeting of hacktivists, activists and journalists by the U.S. government.

Chicago Takes Prisoner in War on Activists: Jason Hammond Arrested

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Jason Hammond is charged with participating in the assault against white supremacists who were attending the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet in Tinley Park, Ill.

Not Worried About Big Brother or Big Government

John Pavley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I personally do not believe the U.S. Government is controlled by shadowy figures lurking behind a smoke smoke screen of faux democracy. If anything, the political and social events of the last few years are evidence that no one is ultimately "in control" and that every player is each equally frustrated.

A Conversation With Anonymous

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 03.10.2013 | Crime
Michealene Cristini Risley

After we exchanged a few correspondences, an individual designating himself as a high-level Anonymous member consented to a rare email interview. The conversation touches on the impact the group has had on the Steubenville investigation and the victim's take on LocalLeaks.

Drew Guarini

Hunter Moore's 'Coked Out' Stalking Boast Reinvigorates 'Revenge Porn' Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.04.2012 | Small Business

For the "most hated man on the Internet," stretching the truth is part of the job description. According to Salon, shock entrepreneur and Is Anyon...

Online 'Hacktivists' Vow To Shut Down Syrian Website

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.30.2012 | Technology

Expect us. That was the message from online "hacktivist" group Anonymous on Thursday, as it declared war on the Syrian government and vowed to shut do...

How to Become a reSource When Pluto Becomes a Festival -- A Foretaste of transmediale 2013 in Berlin

Simona Lodi | Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts
Simona Lodi

In the Internet world, BWPWAP is a meme that points back to a forgotten era, symbolizing a world that no longer exists, when life was simple and idyllic.

ANONYMOUS ATTACKS: Oakland Officials Wake To Find Private Information Online

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

Well it wouldn't be a Bay Area protest without a friendly visit from Anonymous. On Tuesday morning, Oakland officials woke to find themselves the l...

4chan 101: Message Boards For Non-Hacktivists

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 11.02.2011 | Technology

It's that infamous little corner of the Internet known for attracting hacktivists and trolls, but there's more to online imageboard 4chan than Anonymo...

Saki Knafo

Anonymous Clashes With Its Adversaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology

Even by the standards of a conference of hackers, where the mohawked and kilted flaunted their weirdness like high-rollers flaunting their worth, the ...

Generation W: WikiLeaks Ignites a New Generation of Hacktivists

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Urizenus Sklar

Assange may eventually be incarcerated or worse, but the genie is definitely out of the bottle at this point. There is no question but that hacktivist culture is now a worldwide phenomenon.