|Anonymous Vs Co$
||[Feb. 10th, 2008|08:57 pm]
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I'm not sure how much you guys know of this story, but its interesting on a number of levels. Infact it has peaked the interest of a few researchers at my Uni. Ok the long story I'll try to explain everything. But please be aware these sites may not be work safe, nor family friendly.|
Anonymous is the mass used forum-like handle used on a series of mostly image heavy communities called 'Chans'; (http://www.wikichan.org/index.php/Main_Page)a decent wiki that helps transverse the chan universe.
Now largely these chans are the darker side of the internet, like the spam/troll raids we experienced in the TMC forum days from the wrestling fan-boys, the 'chans' sit around swapping, creating and polluting 'Meme' and engaging in behaviour that would make most people concerned and ashamed for mankind. Largely image heavy and often polluted with porn (not even the nice kind) and questionable and/or racist images, they also engage in raids, and undertake internet Guerrilla warfare tatics.
Short version, the bad internet publicity you've heard about likely started with a anonymous and a chan.
http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/index.php/Main_Page a site which can help one better understand the anonymous mindset.
At some point and some where (actual locations and dates are disputed) the chans start what has become largely a internet based war, with what did they wage war? Scientology.
Yes the Church of Scientology is being attacked online from anonymous.
With the latest attacks, some legal and some illlegal or grey hatted (Hacking and DOS attack), the chans have also started there first IRL raids, protesting at actual Co$ locations.
The one which truely drew my attention was a Sydney based on, some people I know thru irc circles were involved. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepretenda/sets/72157603878823886/
Fight on Anonymous; I'm all for religious freedom but Scientology isn't free and is just barely a religion.
I suck at linking I know :P