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Hackers Take Over U.S. Sentencing Commission Website to Avenge Aaron Swartz

The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.

The website of the commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch, was taken over early Saturday and replaced with a message warning that when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago "a line was crossed."

Source: CBS News. Read full article. (link)

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  • 34lbs||

    "The only winning move is not to play"

  • sloopyinca||

    I saw one of the computer hacker nerds from that movie briefly in Grease this morning in an attempt to irritate Banjos. And I saw 1941 yesterday.

    The world is truly shrinking.

  • 34lbs||

    I've seen jeremy renner in every movie i've seen since the 2012, the world is shrinking.

  • sloopyinca||

    Ha Ha. You paid money to see The Town.

  • 34lbs||

    Hey... that was a good feature man, i gladly paid. If it's a good movie, or a good song, i'll pay to see it or listen to it.

  • sloopyinca||

    Ben Affleck, dude. Ben. Fucking. Affleck.

  • 34lbs||

    A broken clock is still correct twice a day...

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    Alas, poor Anonymous. Trapped between their Useful Idiot's Love for a centralized, authoritarian government that butters them up with stolen money and their narcissitic need to envision themselves as beknighted heroes in some crappy scfi dystopia paperback upon whose limited and vastly overrated abilities the freedom of the whole, entire world squarely rests.

    Well, we can probably expect a few more SOPAs out of this. Y'know, for teh childrenz.