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  1. #1 Hackers take over gov't website to avenge Swartz 
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    WASHINGTON The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.

    The website of the commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch, was taken over early Saturday and replaced with a message warning that when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago "a line was crossed."

    The message read in part:

    Citizens of the world,
    Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the "discretion" or prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain."

    The hackers say they've infiltrated several government computer systems and copied secret information that they now threaten to make public.
    Read More>http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-...avenge-swartz/
    This story is not getting a lot of play but i think that like Wiki-leaks and Assange it will have lasting consequences and effects down the road.
    At first it will be a round up and arrests but then it may lead to a crack down and control of the internet .
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    So this group is claiming that the government is responsible for their friend's suicide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    So this group is claiming that the government is responsible for their friend's suicide?
    The justice department had been mercilessly hounding this guy, some people don't hold up well under threats and harassment.
    That said it doesn't do much for his memory having this group of criminals go to bat for him.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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