A bitter war of words between hacker collective Anonymous and the Ku Klux Klan risks spilling over into real violence, with the right-wing hate group allegedly threatening to shoot dead activists wearing the Guy Fawkes mask in southern Missouri.
Individuals associated with the hacktivist group Anonymous are moving forward with their cyber campaign against the Ku Klux Klan and say the actions they’ve undertaken so far should be considered “just the beginning” of what’s to come.
“Vape”, the act of inhaling and exhaling chemical vapors from electronic cigarettes, has been named the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) “word of the year”, beating more than 150 million other words in the English language.
Anonymous claims it has taken down several Ku Klux Klan websites and Twitter accounts as part of what internet hacktivists describe as a “cyber war”, inspired by KKK threats of using “lethal force” against Ferguson protesters.
Jailed hacker Jeremy Hammond says hacking government websites is all he ever wanted to do. He is worried about the invasive power states have with computer technology and justifies his actions by the need to expose the truth and confront justice.
Reports of the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being wounded in an airstrike, were confirmed by Iraqi officials and state television on Sunday. At the same time, the Pentagon said it had no such information.
The Anonymous movement guards to protect the people against the government and in US people are beginning to wake up and fight for their rights, Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst told RT, hoping that one day the movement will spur a revolution in the US.
Protests against mass surveillance, govt austerity and social injustice have taken to the streets in over 400 cities worldwide. Dubbed the Million Mask March, the third annual act of mass civil disobedience was organized by the activist group Anonymous.
The Internet is the greatest tool of free speech ever created that gave voice to billions of people along with power to bring down regimes, a member of the Anonymous movement told RT, adding that such power terrifies governments around the globe.
The Million Mask March is sweeping the globe across Wednesday as demonstrators protest against austerity, mass surveillance and oppression. Participants will obscure their faces to protect their identity.