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01-23-2012   #1 (permalink)
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The video states that Anonymous has gained access to the servers of the United Nations, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and various banks, and threatened to take them down: “We are prepared to launch a global blackout of these websites” if Megaupload isn’t back online in 72 hours. The video was released last Thursday.

“We have access to banking and credit card information of millions of citizens,” the video said. “But as for the citizens, do not fear — for your accounts will not be compromised. This is simply to raise awareness — a demonstration to those that doubt our abilities. To those that support SOPA and PIPA. To those congressmen that want to vote yes on those bills. We are not f-ing playing. You have been warned.”
via Remains of the Day: Anonymous Warns of Additional Hacking of Major Sites

http://mashable.com/2012/01/23/anonymous-cbs/
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I'm actually looking forward to this
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This will be very interesting.
 
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That video was posted on the 19th. It is now 10:35 PM on the 23rd. Perhaps anonymous is running in a different time zone, but it seems unlikely that anything will happen.

EDIT: It's really naive of them to think that taking down a bunch of random websites, some that even promote their goal of free speech, will somehow persuade the FBI into dropping all the charges against Megaupload and putting it back online. It seems like they're children throwing a really loud and annoying, yet ultimately fruitless, tantrum sometimes.

EDIT: EDIT: I actually read the article and realized that my original statement was completely retarded.

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another one of those false intimidations again
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I'll be very impressed if this can be pulled off by them.
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i really want them to do some robinhood stuff too bad it not true right?
 
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another one of those false intimidations again
I wouldn't be surprised if they actually pulled it off. The internet is god damn tech savvy.
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think they should just shut down themselves really....

and no, remember how they vowed to shut down facebook last year? It didn't happen alright
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You're all so gullible. This wasn't posted by the "real" Anonymous.

Wasn't even posted from one of their youtube channels.
 
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afaik this isn't even the real anonymous.
 
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think they should just shut down themselves really....

and no, remember how they vowed to shut down facebook last year? It didn't happen alright
Anonymous is not attacking Facebook today | ZDNet

Because it wasn't them. And it looks like this one isn't them either.

On the off chance anonymous ever agrees on something and bands together, shit usually gets done. These are people with a god damn lot of time on their hands, and they spend the stupidest amount of time on the most inane things, like finding out where someone lives just from photos of their house. When you have god knows how many people trying to hit the jackpot of something, in all likelihood, SOMEONE's gonna do it with all that manpower.
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yea well, it wasn't them, looks like some people really need to get a life
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yea looks like another fake, sorry about the fake news
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01-27-2012   #15 (permalink)
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Ah pooie. I was prepared for that just in-case.

I knew it would be an "unsure" rumor, or if the schedule is right. I moved out to Google+, but if these guys can touch any powerful social sites... Then yea. I would not mess with them.
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There's a reason why it called the "Anonymous".
These people don't publicly announce their plan.. They just do it out of the blue.
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There's a reason why it called the "Anonymous".
These people don't publicly announce their plan.. They just do it out of the blue.
They announce some things and then other things they come out and say they did relatively quickly.
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