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(theatlanticwire.com) This morning (sept 4) AntiSec released a list of 1 million out of 12 million Apple UDID’s that it said it got from the FBI, which has raised many questions, most prominently perhaps: Just what was the FBI doing with that data in the first place? First off, neither the FBI nor Apple has confirmed that the data released so far is real. Update: Just after we published this post, the FBI issued a statement to Gizmodo denying that the data came from them. “At this time, there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.”  Before that statement, an FBI spokesperson told Computer World and Gizmodo that it was “declining to comment,” which has led Gizmodo’s Jamie Condliffe and Sam Biddle to suggest “it’s very much possible that an FBI computer is the original source of this alleged data dump.” Even though we have no proof of that, others have at least confirmed that the UDIDs out there correspond to actual phones, with ArsTechnica’s  posting responses from Security journalist Rob Lemos and “eCrime specialist” Peter Kruse saying that they have devices on the list. With so little information — AntiSec has refused to give interviews, for now — we still can’t be sure that these came from the FBI. But if the hackers are to be believed (an admittedly big if), it brings us back to that initial question: What did the FBI want with those Apple IDs? Some theories.

“FBI IS USING YOUR DEVICE INFO FOR A TRACKING PEOPLE PROJECT OR SOME SHIT.” That’s the explanation that AntiSec uses in its post, which Anonymous reiterated in the following tweet.

Read more:
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/09/what-was-fbi-doing-12-million-apple-ids-anyway/56492/

What is INDECT?

INDECT stands for “INtelligent information system supporting observation, searching and DEteCTion for security of citizens in urban environment”. It is a research project of the European Union launched in 2009 and planned to be finished in 2013.

INDECT is the most extensive surveillance project ever planned or established. It is not limited to monitoring the internet. People on the street won’t escape INDECT either. What sounds like weird science fiction could become disturbing reality as soon as 2013. Science fiction was yesterday. INDECT will be tomorrow. INDECT combines all data from forums, social networks (e.g. Facebook) and internet search engines with government databases, communication data and feeds from street surveillance cameras. INDECT will know where we are, what we do, why we do it and what we are going to do next. INDECT will know our friends and our place of work. INDECT will judge whether we are behaving normally or irregularly.
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(examiner.com) In a successful and well coordinated effort, 17 neo-Nazi websites based in Hungary were hacked and defaced by the international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous.

The action, taken Monday, June 18, is part of Operation Blitzkrieg (#OpBlitzkrieg). (…)

Operation Blitzkrieg was initially conceived and launched in May 2011. The following is an excerpt taken from a press release announcing Operation Blitzkrieg:

Neo-Nazis:

Your incomprehensible actions, and your reluctance to accept the Freedom and Equality that every single human being possesses by right from birth, causes the birth to hatred and worldwide Racism.

After the first World War, your ideology plunged the world into chaos. You took over a plague, known as anti-Semitism, and made sure that racism was drilled into our collective consciousness…

Your misdirected politics and your hate filled crusade against humanity have not only blurred your perception, but also affected countries worldwide… You have combined the ideals of industrialization with the abomination of mass murder, a circumstance that led to destruction of human life, in a scale never seen before…

This behaviour can no longer be tolerated…

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
Expect Us.

Read more:
http://www.examiner.com/article/anonymous-punishes-hungarian-neo-nazis-hacks-defaces-websites

 

(examiner.com) Anonymous targets Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg after new Activision game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2portrays Anonymous as the enemy.

A recently released trailer for the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 video game portrays Anonymous hacktivists as cyber terrorists and an enemy of the people. The trailer, released Tuesday, May 1, is creating quite a stir because of the negative portrayal of Anonymous.

IBT reports:

Included in the trailer is a single shot of an unidentified person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, the unofficial symbol of Anonymous, shown while the narrator explains that “the enemy can be anywhere and can be anyone.”

Anonymous has greeted the news that they are to be the villains in the new Call of Duty game with humor and a lust for vengeance. Already Anonymous has “doxed” (released the personal information of) Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg via AnonPaste. The following is an excerpt from that paste:

So Activision Why you done goofed? We are not the enemy but, well you want it you got it.
Eric Hirshberg DOX. #OpPirateAllActivision

We Are Antisec.
We Are Antis3curityops.
We Are Anonymous.
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive.
We Do Not Forget.
Dear Eric.
What ever did you think?
Expect us.

In addition to the dox of Activision CEO Hirshberg, the release also mentions “#OpPirateAllActivision” which may foreshadow some rough seas ahead for Activision in the near future.

The following is a sample of posts found in Facebook streams associated with Anonymous on Wednesday, May 2:

Anonymous If #Anonymous are the bad guys in CoD how will it be an FPS (first person shooter) anymore? We do nawt fight with gunz. We haz lazerz 4 dat.Anonyops So… if Anonymous is the bad guy in the new Black Ops… How do you win the game? You can’t kill an idea.

Anonymous via Anonymous Revolution Via: AntiSec.

>Activision hires THE OLIVER NORTH.>Oliver North sets Anonymous as the bad guys.>Oliver North did Iran-Contras weapons deal.>Oliver North is almost solely responsible for crack and cocaine in the united states due to the Iran-Contra deals during the 80’s.>How many people were killed directly or indirectly ’cause of Oliver North?>So a Corrupt Gov. official is setting up Anonymous as the bad guys>Cue PR scandal shitstorm for Activision.>MFW We see this.>Eric deserves his Dox. http://snipurl.com/23bsv9j>make sure they hear your voice.>AntiS3curityOPS.

 

Anonymous via AntiSec. ‎”Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg why o why do you try to make a psyop to make Anonymous seem like the “bad guys”?Okay.Here is his dox.Eric you’ve don goofed.Eric Hirshberg dox: http://snipurl.com/23bsv9jShow him our love ;)#OpPirateAllActivisionAntiS3curityOPS.”

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Source
http://www.examiner.com/article/anonymous-targets-activision-ceo-after-call-of-duty-insult

(rt.com) In Hungary, IT workers retire at 32 and get pensions equal to 150 per cent of their salaries. That’s according to Anonymous’ version of the Hungarian Constitution, which they posted after hacking the website of the Constitutional Court.

­“Ideals and rulers of tyranny, or dictators represent but short periods of history. The people have the right to eliminate tyranny or rebel against it,” said the “new constitution” written by the Anonymous hacker group.

The hackers have made their own adjustments to basic Hungarian law. Thus, according to the group’s version of the constitution, IT workers not only get to retire early on a luxurious pension, but are also exempted from paying tax.

The text of Anonymous’ “ideal” constitution was swiftly removed from the court’s website.

Read more: http://rt.com/news/anonymous-hungary-court-constitution-881/