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Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

The United States government has filed charges against thirteen members of the hacking collective Anonymous, according to Reuters. The alleged members of the group were hit with a grand jury indictment today on charges of various hackery said to have taken place as part of Operation Payback. The indictment took place in a U.S. District Court in Virginia.

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Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Microsoft's decision to remove the Xbox One's online requirements after a groundswell of gamer revolt has prompted a doleful eulogy for what the system could have evolved into, supposedly penned by a member of the Always Online development team. The document, shared anonymously, primarily blames Microsoft itself for poorly reacting to the bad publicity around the Xbox One's original DRM system, which required games to check-in once every 24hrs else gamers couldn't continue playing them - though also lists out the potential next-gen console advantages owners will now miss out on.

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The New Yorker unveils Strongbox for anonymous tip sharing

The New Yorker unveils Strongbox for anonymous tip sharing

Media companies of all sorts enjoy tips from readers and others, some of them being small snippets of information that are more or less without consequence, and with others putting the tipster's job - or worse - at stake. As such, privacy and anonymity are of the utmost importance, and conventional messaging methods often fall short of providing it. Because of this, The New Yorker has implemented StrongBox.

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Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

On Monday, Anonymous and various extremist Islamic hacking collectives announced their OpUSA mission, which was a planned cyberattack against nine big-name US agencies/institutions that the hackers wanted to take down. The attack was announced in a manifesto of sorts on Pastebin, which you can read here if poor grammar is of no bother to you. Not surprisingly, the attack appears to have fizzled out with little effect.

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Reuters fires journalist accused of conspiring with Anonymous

Reuters fires journalist accused of conspiring with Anonymous

Matthew Keys, the journalist who was accused of conspiring with Anonymous, has been fired by Reuters today. On his Twitter account, Keys tweeted, "Just got off the phone. Reuters has fired me, effective today. Our union will be filing a grievance. More soon." David Girardin, a Reuters spokesperson, confirmed the firing. According to Keys, his termination from Reuters had no relation to his alleged involvement with Anonymous, but was due to him violating his "Final Written Warning".

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Anonymous calls for “Internet Blackout Day” April 22nd to combat CISPA

Anonymous calls for “Internet Blackout Day” April 22nd to combat CISPA

Tomorrow has been dubbed "Internet Blackout Day" by Anonymous. It has asked that many website owners blackout their websites on April 22nd at 6:00AM GMT in protest against CISPA. The protest will last for 24 hours, and will show the government the "unity and power of the internet they're trying to exploit." Along with making their websites go dark, website owners are asked to display a message on their site as to why they're participating.

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Amazon anonymous mobile payments system revealed in new patent

Amazon anonymous mobile payments system revealed in new patent

Amazon is working on an anonymous mobile payments system, a new patent filing has revealed, using a Western Union style process of temporary identifiers which allows transactions without handing over your name, email address, or other personal details. The PayPal alternative uses an intermediary payments provider with which each individual in the deal is registered, but rather than sending money to a user's email address, a special code is generated which can later be redeemed.

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