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In Swartz protest, Anon hacks U.S. site, threatens leaks

Saying "a line was crossed" with the treatment of tech activist Aaron Swartz, the group hacks a government site related to the justice system and distributes encrypted files it says it will decrypt unless demands are met.

By January 26, 2013


Facebook announces 'Anonymous Login' and 'Audience Network'

The social network revives its developer conference to help app makers boost their bottom lines and give members more control over their information.

By April 30, 2014


Lone Anon hater claims responsibility for Pirate Bay attack

The Pirate Bay is back up, a someone who claims to be a former member of Anonymous takes responsibility for the DDoS attack.

By May 17, 2012


Anonymous touts its own social network: 'Anon+'

With the DefCon hacking conference set to begin in Las Vegas next week, hacking group/movement/"idea" Anonymous is touting its own "social network," a site with the Googly moniker Anon+.

By July 30, 2011


From 'WarGames' to Aaron Swartz: How U.S. anti-hacking law went astray

The 1983 movie "WarGames" led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.

By March 13, 2013


U.S. attorney: Criticism of Aaron Swartz prosecution is 'unfair'

Carmen Ortiz, who previously compared the late Internet activist to a common criminal, tells a Boston radio station that charges of overzealousness by her office are "unfair."

By February 21, 2013


Smash that iPad: Pastime at Kentucky Wal-Mart

In a video posted to Reddit, the stars are said to be Wal-Mart employees in Pikeville, Ky., tossing around iPads in the storeroom for a laugh. Wal-Mart confirms it's true.

By November 9, 2012


Akamai says it can defend against Anon attacks

Largest content delivery network says it has right servers, server design, and the know-how to help sites fend off DDoS attacks.

By December 13, 2010


Pirate Bay, WikiLeaks fight off crippling attacks

Tables turn as hacker favorites are targeted in DDoS attacks.

By May 17, 2012


Violations found at Foxconn factories

week in review Apple supplier promises improvements, while RIM tries to reverse downward course. Also: Facebook snooping.

By March 30, 2012