Today, a coalition of websites promised an Internet-wide protest against the National Security Agency, similar to the mass blackouts that rose up against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Every major Internet company has come out forcefully against the bulk collection of Internet and phone data, so how did today’s protest stack up against SOPA?
Written by: David Heath | Published in: SecurityIn a protest against mooted federal data retention laws, hackers claiming to represent the international hacktivist group Anonymous defaced ten Queensland government websites over the past few days. They threaten more is to come.
The revolution will be live-streamed. In violent clashes with police, tens of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to protest the policies of President Viktor Yanukovych, who is accused of close ties with the Russian government.
Technology has had a unique role in the Ukrainian protests, both to the benefit and detriment of activists.