The hacktivist collective ‘Anonymous’ has become just that – but the hacktivism they espoused may be set to return.
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Taiwan has a population of over 20 million people and no new cases of coronavirus since mid-April. Embracing ‘digital democracy’ and ‘hacktivism’ have been the keys to their success.
Billboard hacktivism in Toronto, Canada.
In Australia, a small but growing cadre of residents is experimenting with hacktivism in planning. Giving a voice to real people living in everyday places can help ensure planning meets public needs.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
They want you to keep it zipped.
The rise of leaktivism: specialised platforms and organisations that turn data into a weapon to strike at government and corporate power.
Anonymous takes on Trump.
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Anonymous is not seeking to tear down Trump’s personal privacy, but something much more sacred to him: his brand.
Your laptop needs you!
Cyberwarfare may be of growing importance, but some foes must be tackled with more low-tech weapons.
Anonymous can do more harm than good in its war on Islamic State.
The Anonymous hacktivist group engaged in an online war against Islamic State may be doing more harm than good.
Anonymous wants to make sure militant Islamist propaganda video, like this being filmed in Syria, doesn’t make it online.
ISIS uses the internet, especially social media, to propagandize and recruit. Members of hacker group Anonymous have turned their sights on these accounts.
Many people might be in trouble care of the Ashley Madison hack.
If the Ashley Madison hack was an inside job, then it shows that even strong protection against outside attacks isn’t necessarily enough to prevent a leak of private data.
For Lauri Love, being treated as a terrorist is no laughing matter.
When political activists are treated like terrorists who plot and kill, state power is misdirected.
Why did Penn State take so long to disclose the breach?
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The recent cyber attacks at Penn State have put personal information of 18,000 students in the hands of hackers. What should universities do to protect students’ privacy?
The G20 might seem like a tasty target for hackers, but any real threats will come from elsewhere.
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You might have seen reports that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has issued cyber security advice ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane this weekend. So under the watchful eye of the media…
Vive la e-resistance!
One big security issue that has arisen lately concerns control of news media. National boundaries have become blurred on the internet, and the control any nation can have over information dissemination…
Hector Xavier Monsegur, 28, was the supposed ringleader of hacking group LulzSec.
The arrests of five members of the hacker group LulzSec are unlikely to land a lasting blow for authorities in the “constantly moving battle” with politically motivated online collectives, experts say…