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We are Legion (Susanna De Sousa)

 

we are legion    “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists” is a documentary that describes the recent hacktivist group Anonymous. The film provides us with a background history of the phenomenon of hacktivism (the fusion between political activism and hacking) with an introduction to groups such as the Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, finally introducing the group Anonymous from its very beginning in 4chan to its contemporary status, as well as relevance, actions, and effects that the group is having worldwide. Continue reading

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Anonymous (Annie Katich)

ImageNormally words like “Cyber Terrorism” or “Cyber Attacks” are associated with highly organized groups or even foreign governments working to sabotage or hack into important corporate or government databases. While this has been the traditional stereotype of internet hackers, a new type of cyber “criminal” has emerged. Hactivists are individuals or groups that use cyber hacking as a mode of social activism. Perhaps the most famous “hactivist” organization is Anonymous, a loosely associated group of people who work together to oppose internet censorship and freedom of information.

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