Originally posted by AlexKintner
reply to post by depth om
Star for you. I completely agree the moniker 'anon' is now being used to get net censorship implemented. I will say IMO there was a time where
they were what it seems like many still feel they are. That time is around a couple years removed, though. If you were watching it was almost
blatantly obvious that anon had been infiltrated because there was a dramatic shift in the focus of raids and an increase in raids and PR for the
'Anon' is the perfect cover for the exact reasons you said.
But it simply isn't that simple. There is no evidence that the anon movement is orchestrated beyond what it already is. So many people believe that
these hackers have sprung up from nowhere and are suddenly attacking people, this is not true - the only things that are changing, is the realisation
of global corruption and these guys are cleverly shining a torch on every corrupt bastard out there. You lot are quick to assume a DDOS does nothing
but irritate, but for every DDOS attack, the media highlights it and it spreads like wildfire. Now if only 1/10 people decide to ask 'why was this
govt or corporation attacked' then even the 1/10 would cause the information to expand, information will be passed.
The second side of this coin, is as you say - the feds are making it tough in some countries, but let's not forget that anonymous has in some cases
prevented censorship (remember all those tweets and blogs in the recent riots from supposedly heavily censored countries like Korea, Iran, China,
Syria etc etc?
How many of those people were given access to tell there stories? What about the collapse of the public image of certain lawyers, companies, directors
- what about the HUGE swathe of information now available at our fingertips?
Every counter-attack by the feds or corrupt law enforcement only adds to the numbers - hundreds are rallying now, gaining momentum, new targets are
appearing by the week (as opposed to the odd attack every year or so) - for every computer that is cut off, or every alleged hacker or associate that
is arrested, hundreds more emerge.
With an increasing number of angry, passionate, intelligent people - do you think the feds would be so stupid, as to restrict the internet anymore?
Online warfare is one thing, people rioting, protesting and fighting with the government or police is another.
The so called 'immune' companies are slowly realising that people are stood outside their virtual gates with pitchforks and torches and cannons, now
the companies / govts need to start listening - as any more restrictions will only force those virtual pitchforks into the real world.