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Dis Papy, c'est quoi Telecomix ? Guy Fawkes Mask: How Anonymous hacker group created a powerful visual brand. Anonymous logo from

Guy Fawkes Mask: How Anonymous hacker group created a powerful visual brand

The loosely affiliated and ever-changing band of individuals who call themselves Anonymous have been variously described as hackers, hacktivists, free-expression zealots, Internet troublemakers, and assorted combinations thereof. By all accounts the group has no clear hierarchy or leadership, or even any internal agreement about what exactly it is. And yet, as you’ve encountered news and speculation about Anonymous—maybe from reports about coordinated denial-of-service attacks on financial institutions that stopped doing business with WikiLeaks last year, or the group’s more recent association with Occupy Wall Street—you may also have noticed its memorable logo: a suited figure with a question mark where his head should be, set against a U.N.

-style globe. Anonymous traces its roots to the infamous /b/ message board on Six or eight people, Housh reckons, hashed out a press release. “Everyone in the channel erupts,” Housh recalls. L34K5 Everywhere ! Au coeur du site des hackers. recense les lieux physiques où se rencontrent de plus en plus les adeptes de la bidouille.

Au coeur du site des hackers

Esther Schneeweisz, alias Astera, fait partie des fondateurs. Portrait berlinois d'une jeune femme emblématique de la dernière génération de hackers. Astera Schneeweisz à Berlin, novembre 2011 - (cc) Ophelia Noor Elle incarne cette nouvelle génération de hackers, ces adeptes de la bidouille : le nez dans la machine mais aussi dans les objets, habitué des hackerspaces, des lieux de rencontre physique. Esther Schneeweisz, alias Astera, aime tellement les hackerspaces qu’elle fait partie de la petite bande aux contours flous qui a monté et prend soin de [en], un site qui liste les hackerspaces du monde entier, entre autres. Articles / Latest text of pad articles. Hacktivism, Vigilantism and Collective Action in a Digital Age.

Radical online activism is a new public policy challenge, with groups such as Anonymous being described as everything from terrorist organizations to freedom fighters.

Hacktivism, Vigilantism and Collective Action in a Digital Age

With activities ranging from attacking government websites to revealing private information about targeted organizations, these groups have commanded the public’s attention with often-subversive cyberactivism. Policymakers and technology experts are working in particular to understand Anonymous’s origins and motives—and how it functions with no leaders, hierarchy or structure—in order to develop appropriate policy responses to this new type of online collective action. On December 9, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a discussion exploring the impact of "hacktivism" and vigilantism in a digital age. After the program, speakers will take audience questions.

The Julia Group – About the Julia Group. Crude, Inconsistent Threat: Understanding Anonymous. Crude, Inconsistent Threat: Understanding Anonymous Adrian Crenshaw Dubious Disclaimer Most of the time I cover technical topics.

Crude, Inconsistent Threat: Understanding Anonymous

I regularly give classes and presentations on "how this protocol works" or "how do I hack X? ", those sorts of things. “All science is either physics or stamp collecting.” My general impression of the social sciences is that there is a lot of room for personal beliefs to skew the results via bad experiment design, faulty assumptions, confirmation bias and the like. Abstract A lot has been said and written about a "group" referred to as Anonymous. What and who is Anonymous? The first misconception I see about Anonymous is that it is a group in the organizational sense of the word. 1. 2. 3.

For those not familiar with Internet culture and memes, what I just wrote won’t make a lot of sense. You can see the cause-oriented Anonymous start to creep in around late January 2008 with project Chanology, from there things begin to slowly snowball. UPDATED: The Art of Anonymous. Here's a look at some of the propaganda circulating around the Internet — largely from anonymous authors, natch — advocating for Anonymous or for Wikileaks.

UPDATED: The Art of Anonymous

Source: Various (No Flash? Here's the Flickr set compiled for this slideshow.) Gabriella Coleman, an assistant professor at New York University's program in media and communications and a longtime researcher of the multitudinous activist group Anonymous, makes the case that a specific design aesthetic and savvy use of online media are powerful tools in the arsenal of its supporters: There may be no individual celebrity but there is certainly art. And this is perhaps one of the reasons I like to study Anonymous—and something that is rarely addressed—is that Anonymous is interesting for making great art, in the form of videos, images, manifestos.

Here's an interesting idea. Anonymous: From the Lulz to Collective Action. Taken as a whole, Anonymous resists straightforward definition as it is a name currently called into being to coordinate a range of disconnected actions, from trolling to political protests.

Anonymous: From the Lulz to Collective Action

Originally a name used to coordinate Internet pranks, in the winter of 2008 some wings of Anonymous also became political, focusing on protesting the abuses of the Church of Scientology. By September 2010 another distinct political arm emerged as Operation Payback and did so to protest the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and a few months later this arm shifted its energies to Wikileaks, as did much of the world's attention. It was this manifestation of Anonymous that garnered substantial media coverage due the spectacular waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks they launched (against PayPal and Mastercard in support of Wikileaks). Inside Anonymous' Secret War Room. L’Histoire d’Anonymous. Pris dans son ensemble, le concept d’Anonymous désigne une réalité vaste et complexe ; ce nom prend actuellement tout son sens dans un monde dans lequel son rôle est de coordonner une série d’initiatives décousues, lesquelles vont du trolling aux revendications politiques.

L’Histoire d’Anonymous

NYU Steinhardt est un département de la New York University. Son crédo est de développer des liens entre les communautés et les cultures, et d’utiliser l’éducation comme un instrument du changement pour une meilleure qualité de vie à travers le monde. Sa mission est de faire avancer les savoirs, la créativité et l’innovation à la croisée des apprentissages. Gabriella Coleman (twitter), l’auteur de cet essai est professeur au sein du département Média, Culture et Communication.

Anonymous, du Lulz à l’Action Collective » Anontranslator.