Anonymous: Behind the masks of the cyber insurgents

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Pinga, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/08/anonymous-behind-masks-cyber-insurgents
     
  2. chronomatic

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    Anonymous consists mostly of 18-24 year old useful idiots. There's a few of them that are technically savvy, but most of them are ignorant college kid bandwagoners. You know kids who hate capitalism but who were raised by wealthy parents that benefited from it. People like Bill Ayers (the guy who hates capitalism but was raised by a father who was a CEO -- talk about irony). So basically, most of these peeps are just 2012 versions of the 60's radicals like Ayers.

    But that's not to say they aren't right about *some* things, though. But I think they miss the big picture.
     
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    Maybe they just see a different big picture. As for the article, it's slant and bias are clear, starting with the title. "Insurgents", a negative term for those fighting against the powers that be. When the "insurgents" are supported by "our side", the term gets replaced with something more friendly, like "freedom fighter". Using the same terms to describe groups like Anonymous and armed "terrorists" shows the intent of such articles and the motives of those behind it. No real surprise. Exposing mass surveillance, corruption, and the role of business/big money in those actions terrorizes them, hence the label.
     
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