Tag Archive 'anonymous'

Share a hyperlink, go to prison?

Don’t look now, but there’s a crime wave surging across the Webbernets. Everywhere you look people are recklessly sharing dangerous and illegal hyperlinks. Lock up your children, barricade the doors and windows, throttle your broadband connection, and pray that the FBI gets to these scofflaws in time.  Am I being a bit too sarcastic? Maybe. [...]

A social network Anonymous would love

Don’t look now, but there’s a new social network coming. No, it’s not Google Circles, no matter what the Read Write Web blog says. And it’s coming from the people you’d least expect. 4chan. Yes, that’s right — the purveyors of the most insidious (and some of the most grotesque) memes on the InterWebs – [...]

2011: The year of the hacker

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This will be the year of the hacker – or rather, the year hacking goes mainstream. It’s been brewing for quite some time. According to McAfee, a team of Chinese hackers has been infiltrating computer networks for the world’s largest oil and gas companies. Last week [...]

When pranksters rule the InterWebs

When a multibillion-dollar telecom giant and the Internet’s most notorious pranksters square off, who will win? Cringe handicaps the battle between AT&T and 4chan.

Geek Week: Palin’s email ails, Seinfeld campaign fails

Sarah Palin’s email gets hacked, Jerry Seinfeld gets smacked. It’s been a strange week here in Cringeville.

Smoke, mirrors, and Google’s privacy policies

Google has magnamimously decided to halve the time it holds onto your IP address — or has it? There is less to Google’s latest privacy moves than meets the eye.

Use a Wiki, Change the World

Collaborative Web sites are becoming tools for social action (A version of this post originally appeared in the June issue of US Airways Magazine – but for some reason I never posted it til now.) Do you use a wiki? If not, you probably will soon. A wiki is a Web site where virtually anyone [...]

Anonymous returns, Scientology responds

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) It seems Anonymous has resurfaced and hired a publicist. Two days ago I received an email alerting me to two new YouTube videos from the anti-Scientology crusader(s). I’d been wondering what had happened to it/them, since things had been so quiet lately on that [...]