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Who Is Anonymous: 10 Key Facts

Anonymous 'hacktivists' aim to expose what they call government and establishment hypocrisy. Take a closer look at the group, its offshoots, and its infamous attacks.
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Over the last few years, the anti-authority ethos espoused by Anonymous isn't an outlier. Together with WikiLeaks, the group has been operating at a time when global protests have toppled authoritarian regimes, notably through the Arab Spring. In a similar vein, Anonymous threw its weight behind Occupy Wall Street, a movement that coalesced in New York--to protest financial sector iniquities and excesses--and then quickly spread to other cities and countries.

Photo: 99% over 1%, by Todd Blaisdell, Flickr. Used with permission via a Creative Commons license.

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5/22/2012 | 7:05:52 PM
re: Who Is Anonymous: 10 Key Facts
Interesting article. The Guy Fawkes mask idea is from the graphic novel for 'V for Vendetta' by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
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