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Internet Censorship: Top Hacker Turns Snitch, Alleged ‘Anonymous’ Leaders Busted

Several alleged leaders of the international hacking organization “Anonymous” are not anonymous anymore. U.S. officials Tuesday announced the arrests of six high-profile hackers, including Hector Xavier Monsegur. Documents filed in a federal court in New York indicate that Monsegur, known

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Censorship 2011: A Year That Began and Ended Anonymously

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It’s something of a party game, this time of year, to look back and put together lists. Top ten this, bottom five that; trends that are in or out, predictions about the coming calendar year. Of course, it is largely

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech

Internet Censorship: Wikileaks Suspends Publishing to Fight Financial Blockade

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced the organization is suspending the publishing of secret documents in order to concentrate on fundraising to ensure its future survival. At a news conference in London, Assange said a financial blockade by American companies

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

Anonymous – Operation Malaysia Successful

The Malaysian Government became the latest target of the online hacker group Anonymous last night. At least 41 government sites were disrupted by the attack, although the Malaysian Government is not releasing the specific names of the sites in question.

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Posted in Human Rights

Malaysia Ready for Battle With Anonymous

Malaysia heightens security on its government website to prepare for an alleged cyber attack by hacker group Anonymous. The police chief reported Wednesday that they would “track down the activists” responsible. The attack is codenamed “Operation Malaysia,” and Anonymous announced

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Posted in Human Rights

MasterCard’s Support for COICA Threatens A Free And Open Internet

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation – By Julie Samuels In the last months of 2010, the WikiLeaks wars reminded transparency activists of something copyright and trademark lawyers know all too well – online speech is only as strong as the many

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Twitter Responds to Wikileak Censorship Allegation

The suspicion surrounding Twitter‘s censoring of the “Wikileaks” topic from trending comes on the heels of PayPal‘s admission that they caved under governmental pressures and stopped handling Wikileaks’ donation payments. Amazon also stopped hosting the Wikileaks site last week, presumably

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Patriot Act for The Internet On The Horizon

As a result of WikiLeaks, the Obama Administration may introduce a new bill that would allow government officials the ability to spy on Americans through the internet. Meanwhile, an army of hackers rally behind WikiLeaks by shutting down MasterCard and

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Faces Extradition to The U.S.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may have to fight two extraditions. Assange, who is currently being detained in London without bail on alleged sexual assault charges, is already fighting extradition to Sweden. If Senator Joe Lieberman has his way, Assange will

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