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Journalist sentenced to two years in prison for helping Anonymous

Sacramento - A popular social media journalist received a sentence of two years in federal prison Wednesday after being convicted of allegedly conspiring with the hacker collective Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times' website in order to alter a story.

Hackers post private data of America's largest police union

Personal online files from the largest police union in the U.S. were leaked online Thursday after a hacker breached the website of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Op-Ed: Anonymous hit Trump Tower, take down website

New York - Seems Anonymous don’t make much of a distinction between Trump and their other targets, Islamic State. Accusing Trump of playing in to IS hands with his anti-Muslim rhetoric, they decided to make a point – And took down the Trump Tower website.

Hackers replace ISIS site with Viagra ad and message to calm down

A group associated with the famed hacker collective Anonymous has a message for ISIS, which it promptly displayed by taking down one of the terror organization's sites. A message, it appears, in the form of an advertisement for Viagra, and a suggestion.

Hackers say ISIS is planning attack at WWE 'Survivor Series'

Atlanta - Anonymous, an online activist/hacker group, said the terrorist group ISIS is planning an attack at WWE 'Survivor Series,' which is being held on Sunday evening.

Op-Ed: Nice little planet — Financial review

The Federal Reserve published the minutes of the last FOMC meeting and earlier today, 3 more Fed policymakers said they support a rate hike in December.

Op-Ed: Anonymous' #OpParis shuts down Islamic State Twitter accounts

Paris - Anonymous have been after I.S. since the Charlie Hebdo attacks. They’ve driven I.S. off Twitter to Telegram and forced them to use private servers to hide IP addresses… Meanwhile I.S. said Anonymous were “idiots” and ineffectual.

Anonymous begins publishing personal info of KKK members

Anonymous has published the personal info online of "about 1,000" Ku Klux Klan members in what appears to be ongoing action.

Op-Ed: Why Mr. Robot is the best TV series of 2015

When a show like Mr. Robot comes along, the world takes notice. As the debut season wrapped up last night, the passionate fandom over this series is well-deserved: the writing is sharp, the cinematography is stunning, and the big reveals drop jaws.

Toronto sets up anonymous website to track food-borne illness

In an effort to track food-borne illnesses that might go undetected, Toronto Public Health (TPH) has set up an anonymous, confidential and voluntary website called GastroBusters.

Whistleblower-friendly anonymous router mysteriously vanishes

The creators of a Wi-Fi router that would have helped whistle-blowers to mask their real locations when online have mysteriously cancelled the project without explanation. The news was announced on the firm's Twitter account, to disbelief from followers.

Wildlife officer suspended after refusing to kill bear cubs

Port Hardy - A simple act of kindness by a wildlife official in British Columbia has taken the Internet by storm. It started when conservation officer Bryce Casavant responded to a call about a black bear raiding a freezer stuffed with deer meat and fish.

Op-Ed: New study exposes a different kind of journalism war

Sydney - Journalism comes with risks new and old. The new risks are increasing intersections with dangers which didn’t exist in the past. Surveillance, hostage taking, murder, and criminal gangs are all part of the new, nasty, mix.

Op-Ed: Anonymous vs Kanye West? Not a good move

Sydney - An Anonymous group has decided to target Kanye West for, well, being Kanye West. Apparently the group has taken issue with Mr West’s shall we say self centered mode of existence and modes of expression.

Australia to prosecute Anonymous member for Heartbleed pentest

Anonymous has made the news again, this time as media headlines tell how Australian prosecutors plan to build a cyber-crime case against Anonymous member and popular radio host, Adam Bennett, for his recent hacking incident.

Lizard Squad taken down by Anonymous, Twitter removes accounts

Going public January 2008, Anonymous, the popular group of global hackers, has taken down the black hat Lizard Squad website while Twitter suspended two Lizard Squad accounts, #LizardMafia and #LizardsRise.

Canada denies asylum, deports alleged Anonymous hacker to U.S.

Ontario - A former U.S. soldier who fled to Canada in the face of criminal charges filed after he was accused of computer hacking for the group Anonymous has been deported from Canada.

Canada deports alleged Anonymous hacker Matt DeHart to U.S.

A former US soldier who unsuccessfully sought asylum in Canada, claiming he was tortured by American agents investigating Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, has been deported to the United States, raising concerns about his wellbeing.

Op-Ed: Anonymous — The complexities of a role of conscience and media

Sydney - Anonymous started as “hacktivists”, but soon enough became a lot more. This amorphous group of people is now the front line of effective progressive action. A role of conscience in this world is no simple thing.

Indiana's 'baby boxes' could save the lives of unwanted infants

Chicago - The Indiana House passed a bill this week that would set up "emergency monitored" incubator-like boxes at preselected locations so that mothers could have a way to safely and confidentially give up their unwanted babies.

Anonymous 'OpDeathEaters' to combat child sex abusers online

High-profile hacktivist group Anonymous have announced that they are planning an action day to expose child abusers and those who cover them, freely publishing the information to inform the public of the scope of abuse.

Internet activist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison

Dallas - A freelance journalist once known as the "unofficial spokesman" of the hacktivist collective Anonymous has been sentenced to 63 months in prison for linking to stolen corporate documents.

Anonymous contributes to #JeSuisCharlie, takes jihadist site down

The hacktivist group Anonymous is stepping up to the challenge of defying the terrorist acts that took place in France last this week by launching a new offensive against extremism-promoting Islamic websites in the wake of the disaster.

Op-Ed: Anonymous vs jihadi terror? Anonymous declares war

Sydney - In a major development, online activists Anonymous have vowed vengeance for the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. This is a true game changer. ISIL and other jihadi groups have grown a worldwide presence for dissemination of propaganda online.

Anonymous threatens to 'out' misogynistic male Dalhousie students

Halifax - Anonymous is taking action against Dalhousie University and demanding that the school take steps to expel members of a misogynistic Facebook group called the 2015 DDS Gentlemen's Club.

Anonymous seizes Twitter account of KKK amidst Ferguson threats

Ferguson - There's a lot of tension in the air in Ferguson, Missouri as reports indicate that the grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of teen, Michael Brown, may be imminent.

Hackers crash PSN network, cause Sony execs plane to be diverted

Anyone wanting to play games on the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) on Sunday were out of luck after the servers were inundated by hackers.

#OpFerguson: Anonymous identifies alleged Mike Brown shooter

Ferguson - The global hacker group Anonymous has identified who it claims is the Missouri police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last weekend in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Anonymous targets, brings down Israeli Secret Service website

The hactivist group Anonymous has escalated their #OpSaveGaza campaign attacks, claiming to have hacked numerous Israeli government websites, including, the official website of the Israeli Intelligence Agency.

Anonymous pledges more cyber attacks on Israel

The notorious hacker group known as anonymous made their way to hundreds of Israeli websites in retaliation to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza.
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Anonymous activist channeling Tiananmen Square outside the World Bank.
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