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Posted 7/9/15
i don't know, some of the things they do seem good other times, im just not sure. the videos they post i could never understand because the voice is too deep and they talk about confusing topics....ugh they make my brain hurt / n \
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they are really actually the Dollars
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It's hard to make any real judgement since anyone can claim to be a member of Anonymous and do whatever under that banner. Hackivism can be good though, just recently it exposed Hack Teams dealings with repressive regimes who used it's products to spy on dissidents.
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I wouldn't say I know much specifically about this certain group, so I have no solid opinion on Anonymous. However, as to the concept of them, I have many questions and doubts.

It's a nice idea; nondescript hackers banding together to right the world.

But. Today I watched as the news covered a story about Chinese hacker(s) getting inside a government database, stealing millions upon millions of peoples' personal information. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/office-of-personnel-management-hackers-got-data-of-millions.html?_r=0

I remembered as the owner of Wikileaks was made an enemy by several countries for leaking anything and everything, and earned several DDoS attacks because of it. http://www.cnet.com/news/wikileaks-endures-a-lengthy-ddos-attack/

Then there's the commonplace event of the "everyday" hacker via wi-fi, computer virus, etc.

With those events, I'm not too sure about the helpfulness of hacktivists. Sure, there's some potential good that come about from the single hacker, such as the reformed hacker, Kevin Mitnick, who now runs his own security consulting company. https://www.mitnicksecurity.com

However much potential good they all possess, it's hard for me to see it. There aren't really immediate effects on the issue that's being addressed, as far I, personally, can make out. They aren't the only ones out there hacking for a cause, either. http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/09/these-are-the-hacker-groups-everyones-watching-right-now/

Though I'm sure anyone hacking has some sort of end goal or reason that they're doing it. Not all hackers are bad, and not all hackers are good. I struggle to see a real change in the things they fight against.
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Posted 7/9/15
;_; where do I join?
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You can't trust anyone.. the gov saw to that

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Anyone can be Anonymous everyone is part of Anonymous.

I like what they did to kim jong un when they hacked their NK servers


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So far, I think what they've become is a good thing.

And besides, the concept of organization out there like that feels pleasantly fictional. It's cool, let's be honest. I like reading news about what they're up to sometimes.
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I don't necessarily think they are a bad group of people trying to help the common folk out by revealing the truth they need to see and wish to show how negligible the higher tiers of power can be.
And I highly doubt if you are someone of any anonymity is that you would expose yourself to the world of who you are because that defeats the purpose of being anonymous.
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Given that it isn't really a formal organization, it is hard to speak of it in a totally inclusive manner... However, I can only say that I disapprove of 'them' rather heavily.

Not only have a seen them fly in the face of what they seem to believe in (anti-censorship), but they have also harassed groups and destroyed lives. They are no more just than the government is and behave in much the same way, only they hide in the shadows and can't as readily be held accountable for what they do. They are as prone as the public is to target minorities that cause no real harm but are considered bad by the whims of society. They are vigilantes, hypocrites, and not far away from being tyrants.

I'm honestly somewhat confused as to why people would view them as a good thing. If they stuck to some of the beliefs they claim or stuck to calling the government out on improper actions, sure; they don't do that, though, and so they are a horrible, horrible group that I have no respect or admiration for.
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Eh, I hate causes unless I see eye to eye with them...
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The only good people left on Earth.
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Schmooples wrote:

Given that it isn't really a formal organization, it is hard to speak of it in a totally inclusive manner... However, I can only say that I disapprove of 'them' rather heavily.

Not only have a seen them fly in the face of what they seem to believe in (anti-censorship), but they have also harassed groups and destroyed lives. They are no more just than the government is and behave in much the same way, only they hide in the shadows and can't as readily be held accountable for what they do. They are as prone as the public is to target minorities that cause no real harm but are considered bad by the whims of society. They are vigilantes, hypocrites, and not far away from being tyrants.

I'm honestly somewhat confused as to why people would view them as a good thing. If they stuck to some of the beliefs they claim or stuck to calling the government out on improper actions, sure; they don't do that, though, and so they are a horrible, horrible group that I have no respect or admiration for.


Back in our history, we had a group running around setting fire to the personal homes of government authority, pouring hot tar on innocent mid-level government employees, mass-threatening warehouse employees into letting them destroy commercial goods the "enemy" was hoping to profit off of, and throwing (rock-filled) snowballs at armed soldiers hoping to goad them into firing, for the headline value.
You probably remember them, we called them the Sons of Liberty at the time. John Adams took the side of defending the soldiers in court against the "actions of the crazed mob", and won.

Our frustrated attention-Starved Bullies are no better then Their frustrated attention-starved bullies, even though Ours might happen to have some enemy-of-our-enemy cause we might happen to agree with. At some point, you just have to disassociate yourself from jerks.
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My thoughts on Anonymous are the same as my thoughts on regular people, since I can't really judge it as an organization because literally anyone can take up the label and use it for their own purposes. I support the good actions they take (the ones that help people) and I condemn the bad actions that they take.

Anonymous is kind of weird. They have no centralized leadership, no official goals, and no official members even. Anyone can claim to be Anonymous and people can't contradict that because there are really no rules to define who is and who isn't considered Anonymous. So this question is almost like asking what my feelings on humans are. There are good ones and there are bad ones.

I have seen some Anonymous members claim to be anti-censorship and then I have seen other Anonymous members take actions that appear to be censorship tactics. There's not enough of a standard in Anonymous to actually judge them as an organization, let alone say what they actually do believe and don't believe.
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Posted 7/9/15
Aren't there like over 9000 different groups now calling themselves the same name?
Posted 7/10/15
Didn't know they existed. Learn something new every day.
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