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12.25.14 Aymann Ismail

For those of you who haven’t paid Sony six bucks to watch The Interview yet, good news from hacker collective Anonymous and the recently raided piracy site The Pirate Bay: They’re giving the internet a Christmas gift and have made the movie available for free. Download it here. […]

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11.05.13 Bucky Turco

In 2011, the New York Times reported that “Time Warner…is paid a licensing fee with the sale of each [Guy Fawkes] mask.” Since that article, many have noted how ironic it is for the hacker group Anonymous to don the mask, since the proceeds, in effect, will benefit a corporate entity that is the antithesis […]

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08.22.13 Kyle Petreycik

Recently, the Guggenheim Archives had a screening of unlabeled 8mm films from their massive collection. The eye-opening, short, hazy vignettes of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District show workers go about their day, accompanied by clips of trash and other ephemera surrounding the area, as well as some shots of the subway as it once was. Commenters on […]

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07.10.13 ANIMAL

Over the past five or so years, global protests have been happening under an increasingly unified aesthetic, the most recognizable element of which is the Guy Fawkes mask. Popularized by V for Vendetta and meme-ified by Anonymous, the iconic image gives solidarity to otherwise disparate groups scattered across continents. But why should that solidarity be limited to […]

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04.03.13 Kyle Petreycik

Anonymous knows no bounds with who or what they will attack, but the group has since chosen to attack their boldest target yet — the government of North Korea. The attack has so far included the collection of over 15,000 passwords used to access the website Uriminzokkiri.com, a website that provides Korean language news and propaganda from North Korea’s central news agency. The group has […]

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05.23.12 Allison Burtch

The cowboys in the New York State Assembly and Senate are trying to wrassle the wild from the internet frontier. And their lasso is spinning directly towards you, internet. […]

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04.12.12 Bucky Turco

I’ve never been a big fan of 4/20. It always seemed like a dumb day that promotes the worst aspects of pot culture and the terrible stereotypes exhibited by the people who celebrate it, but this year could be a little different if #OpCannabis gains traction. That’s the name of the latest operation being conducted […]

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09.26.11 Bucky Turco

Over the weekend, we ran into Chelsea Elliott, the Brooklyn resident who was one of several women that found themselves being fenced in by the NYPD and pepper sprayed during an Occupy Wall St protest march near Union Square on Saturday. She says the police overreacted and needlessly escalated the situation. But that didn’t deter […]

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09.12.11 Myles Tanzer

Anonymous, first seen as hacker teenagers who wear V for Vendetta masks, is now being treated as a full on criminal organization. This year, the FBI has conducted “75 raids and arrested 16 people.” […]

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09.02.11 Myles Tanzer

Anonymous, the group of “internet hacktivists,” are now calling themselves “the world’s greatest think tank.” That bold claim is supported by a summer of successful shutdowns of websites like the Westboro Baptist Church’s site and four BART subway stations in San Francisco. And now they’re setting their sights on big oil. […]

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