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5 Ways Google+ Naming Fails | Anonymous: Hacktivists or Hypocrites?

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  Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Between The Lines ColumnistAnonymous Hackers Are Hypocrites, Not Hacktivists
By Robert Strohmeyer
An amorphous group of hackers has proven its ability to breach, torment, and embarrass. But as its dance with BART shows, its larger ambitions ring hollow.

BART Braces For More Attacks From Anonymous
Anonymous Threats To Kill Facebook: Another Hoax?

5 Reasons Google+'s Name Policy Fails
Google should rethink its policy and empower users rather than restrict them.

Ford And Toyota Team Up To Speed Development
In a bold collaboration, the carmakers will compete on what customers see but cooperate on back-end data and telematics standards.

Hacked Medical Device Sparks Congressional Inquiry
Legislators demand answers after a security researcher remotely controlled his own insulin pump using a $20 radio frequency transmitter at Black Hat.

Apple: Stop Tracking iOS Users By Device IDs
Documentation changes to the iOS 5 beta tell developers to track users via their own applications, not the serial number associated with each device.

Windows Phone 7 Mango Ready To Ship
Microsoft says it’s now up to handset makers to get the update into public’s hands.

Google Releases TV SDK
Android developers can write apps for Google TV in advance of updated hardware expected this year.

SmartDraw Brings Meetings To Life
Software vendor aims to replace PowerPoint slides with visuals that communicate relationships and associations.

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. -- George Santayana


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Posted By drmattnd:
"I can't figure out why heavy users of social networks think that this buys them some sort of vote or weigh-in on how the owners of said social network set their policies."
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Posted By JBEEBE972:
"The hypocrisy astounds me every time I see another tale of anonymous. Attacking an innocent third party because you don't like something that an organization or individual has done is the height of cowardice."
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HP's Happy Talk: Enough Already
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