Parmy Olson on Anonymous and LulzSec — Parmy Olson, London Bureau chief for Forbes, discusses her new book We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency. The book is an inside look at the people behind Anonymous, explaining the movement’s origins as a group of online pranksters, and how they developed into the best known hacktivist organization in the world.
Anonymous is not group. It is not an organization. Rob Walker describes Anonymous as a “loosely affiliated and ever-changing band of individuals who… have been variously described as hackers, hacktivists, free-expression zealots, Internet troublemakers, and assorted combinations thereof.”
‘Anonymous’ is an online community known for their cyber attacks against The Church of Scientology, government and corporate websites. Anyone can be a member but nobody has the right to speak publicly about what they do. There are no rules, no leaders, no rights or wrongs… Or are there? In this documentary Gabriella Lahti tries to reach the bottom of the anonymous rabbit hole, discovering; a whole new internet culture, people with strong political opinions and an interesting sense of humour in everything they do. What is Anonymous really all about… and what do they want?
In dieser Podcast Episode reden wir gemeinsam mit Sarah Kriesche über Anonymous. Wir versuchen dieses sehr amorphe Thema zu fassen und sprechen dabei über Dezentralität, Motivationen für politisches Handeln und das Verhältnis von Anonymous zu den Medien.