Big Anonymous Is Listening

A newspaper report brought a smile to my face and a strange sense of . . . relief, reassurance. A group of hackers known as Anonymous has apparently cracked into and tape-recorded a conference call held between the FBI and Britain’s Scotland Yard.Anonymous Twitter Account

The call was to discuss the international investigation of the Anonymous hackers.

“The #FBI might be curious how we’re able to continuously read their internal [communications] for some time now. #OpInfiltration,” read a taunting tweet about the audio file.

An FBI agent, insisting on speaking anonymously, said, “It’s not really that sophisticated.” The anonymous government agent explained that the Anonymous group had somehow intercepted an email with the call’s information. The agent offered that the FBI is “always looking at ways to make our communications more secure.”

Apparently, Anonymous has quite the work ethic. Shortly following the penetration of FBI/Scotland Yard security (so to speak), down went websites for the Greek Ministry of Justice, the Boston Police Department, and the lawyers representing a U.S. Marine implicated in the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians.

Now, I don’t generally support hacking into government computers or taking down people’s websites. I’m more laissez-faire. But, actions by Anonymous to force government transparency are helpful, may even sport a certain revolutionary justice.

Is Anonymous on my side? More so, I bet, than this scary national security state that now thinks it can assassinate or incarcerate an American citizen without charge or any legitimate judicial process on the orders of one man: the president.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Feb
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    Drik

    We got rid of a king already. Will be harder with the king in DC instead of across the pond. Still a worthwhile goal and worthy of our toil.

  2. Feb
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    Drifter

    Mr. Jacobs: You must have struck a nerve… Some of your included links were taken down before I read this piece.

  3. Feb
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    2:48
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    Tim

    Some say anonymous is the FBI.

  4. Feb
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    6:21
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    Jay

    RE: The assassination of an American citizen.

    AS I RECALL, HE WAS A TRAITOR ( R: INVOLVED IN TREASON).– WAS WITH AL- QEIDA IN YEMEN. ( As I recall).

    I despise Obama, but believe that was one of the few right decisions that he made.

    As for incarceration- if they were (like the punk captured during the Bush Administration in Afghanistan, from a privaleged family who fought with the Taliban, and his aprents complaiend, he is just a misguided boy–)-captured in a combat situation, or trying to wrecjk havoc- let them rot.

    To me, the safety of the greater number is more important then some scumbag’s “rights”– rights that he 9or she) woudl not give to another– they would jsut kill.

  5. Feb
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    Jay

    sorry typos or spelling errors.

  6. Feb
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    Pat

    Is Anonymous someone you WANT on your side?

  7. Feb
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    Drik

    Judge, jury, executioner. Not the duty or right of being president. Not in an exceptional America. Might be ok in an America that is no better than any other tin-pot imperialist oligarchy.

    In an exceptional America, we the people can govern ourselves and do not have to bear the burden of a self-styled divinely-driven dictator/king.

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