Backstory: Anonymous

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quinn Norton, a contributor to Wired magazine’s Threat Level blog, talks about the online collective Anonymous.


Quinn Norton

Comments [4]

John A.

Just 1 week later US DOJ and FBI were taken down, reportedly for 70 minutes.
My guess is that Internet interests will have to be represented by an organization similar to the ACLU. Until then, Chaos unfortunately.

Jan. 20 2012 10:32 AM

This has been a very impressive and well-informed interview.

Having been a 4chan user who does not identify with Anonymous, I am thoroughly enjoying this segment.

Jan. 12 2012 01:31 PM

Any thoughts on Adrian Lamo?

Jan. 12 2012 01:29 PM
John A. from the Ethernet

As Ms. Norton is familiar with alternate culture, does she have a suggestion as how to address someone with a gender-ambiguous name in today's culture?
She and her employer offers your listeners quite a lot to read - Thank-You.
To summarize before reading, If I may, Anonymous is online kids, majority boys, growing up unpoliced and unparented (while online) where some of the group are empowered to rise to the level of full-fledged Hacker. Being Hackers they may attack the Internet presence, data, or subscribers of any group they do not like. Being children with not yet fully ethics systems means that quite a few will grow up to become criminal sociopaths, or at least to do the work of them.

Bottom line, does Ms. Norton feel there is a major crime (resembling terrorist destruction) about to happen here? Because I do.

Jan. 12 2012 01:09 PM

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