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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.

Interview: How civic hackers find creative solutions to problems Special

Civic transparency groups in the United States have hacked together ways to make legislative information and public data simpler to understand and use.

Dutch digital activist discusses Anonymous in depth Special

As the Anonymous collective branches out into public street-level operations and gains momentum, a digital activist discusses some of the philosophy and strategy behind the online activities of the movement.

Op-Ed: Old vs. New — Anonymous US govt site hijack redefines hacktivism

Sydney - Anonymous has retaliated for the suicide of Reddit founder Aaron Swartz with a takeover of the United States Sentencing Commission and says it has infiltrated other government websites. This may be the start of a new tier of hacktivism.

Israel's computers crash after hacker group vows retaliation

Tel Aviv - Israel suffered the biggest computer systems crash in its history Sunday, paralyzing government websites and sabotaging online payments. The cyber activist group Anonymous claimed responsibility, though Tel Aviv insists a technical error is to blame.

Op-Ed: Lulzsec raises the question — Does hacktivism have a future?

Lulzsec, like Wikileaks and Anonymous, have shown the ability to make their presence and their views known and spray around some information. Their hits on the CIA site, Senate and White House were varied in effect.

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