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Anonymous, Megaupload, and the New Tactics of Hacktivism

As a followup to my last post about the planned day of protests against SOPA and PIPA I also want to touch upon an event that also involved online activists and activism but occurred just a day after the internet blackout. On Thursday, January 19th,  the US Department of Justice shut down the popular file-sharing site Megaupload for a variety of offenses, most prominently the sharing of illegally pirated movies and music. Continue reading


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