At this point, Andrew Niccol has become synonymous with weird dystopias. Gattaca, Truman Show, In Time, Lord of War... even The Host, based on a Stephenie Meyer novel. Now he’s making a dystopia about our surveillance state, with his In Time co-star, Amanda Seyfried.
For about a year, Anonymous has been the Internet's greatest spectacle: raucous hacks, federal takedowns, scheming, betrayal and giggles. It's hard not to be entertained by the nihilistic marauders—unless they're threatening your life and children.
The Shorty Awards recognize the shining best in "social media content creators." Those last four words, when strung together, are perhaps the most boring in western civilization. So why does chaotic Anonymous want a stupid corporate-buzz award? We're wondering too.
Anonymous is on a destruction spree lately—after Megaupload was killed, their reaction was swift and powerful. They made it look easy—and that's because thanks to the HOIC (High Orbit Ion Cannon), it is. Here's the newest hacker superweapon.
When Anon stuck their finger in the eye of many a Texan cop with their huge 3 GB data dump, we were more interested in the bigoted juicy stuff. Turns out, it was also an identity thief's wet dream.
We've seen the law's efforts to smash Anonymous' hacker network from the outside—mostly teens getting rounded up and cuffed. But what's the offensive look like on the inside? Ars Technica got a firsthand look at the police work.
The fruits of today's Sun UK hack are starting to dangle down: LulzSec (out of retirement?) and Anon are tweeting logins of some serious British media brass. Foremost? Rebekah Brooks, the epicenter of England's voicemail hacking scandal. Update: phone numbers!
Looks like last week's "Chinga La Migra" strike against the Arizona Border Police was only part one—the sequel's landed today, and this time it's personal. Like, really personal: Anonymous is claiming social security numbers, girlfriend pics, and more.
Surprise, surprise: WikiLeaks-related headlines continue to explode at the end of the week. Most compelling? The old guard hackers of 2600 magazine condemning Anon kiddies, a Homeland Security employee protesting government access bans, and American spying charges looming over Assange.