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Operation Titstorm Hits the Streets

timothy posted more than 4 years ago | from the koala-masks dept.

Australia 458

schliz writes "Hacker group 'Anonymous' is organising international, real-life protests of the Australian mandatory internet filter this coming Saturday. Protests will take place in major Australian cities as well as at Australian embassies around the world. The protests are said to be the second stage of 'Operation Titstorm,' which unleashed a prolonged DDoS attack on Australian government websites last week. Organisers of the so-called Project Freeweb said: 'If passed, this legislation will set a disturbing precedent at an international level. The public, not the Government, should have the right to decide what is deemed appropriate for you or your family to be exposed to.'"

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Storm of chicks? (5, Funny)

Fotograf (1515543) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141312)

Sorry, didnt read TFA, it would spoil my imagination

Re:Storm of chicks? (0, Redundant)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141316)

Not if they are over 40

Re:Storm of chicks? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141806)

tits!

Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141314)

What is universal that should be banned (e.g., child porn) as opposed to filtered out by parents? I don't agree with how they're going about it Down Under, but I am wondering about this question.

Re:Question (5, Insightful)

toastar (573882) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141352)

What is universal that should be banned (e.g., child porn) as opposed to filtered out by parents? I don't agree with how they're going about it Down Under, but I am wondering about this question.

How can you say that somethings are so taboo that they can't ever be viewed?

Down Under even Hentai counts as child porn.

Re:Question (4, Informative)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141538)

In the US as well [wired.com]

You gotta love the weasley quote from "Frenchy" Lunning, "Handley is not a pedophile. He had no photographs of child pornography."

I suppose it would be a waste of time to photograph child porn. Scanning seems like a much better way to retain all the juicy details.

Re:Question (1)

stonewallred (1465497) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141810)

They were trying, don't know if they succeeded, in declaring porn small breasted women as forbidden because they might be mistaken for children or turn on a pedobear.

Re:Question (1, Flamebait)

dov_0 (1438253) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141572)

The question that I want to ask, is why so many Americans etc want to get involved in what is our own choice here in Australia. As a nation we generally like and expect some censorship. What is that to you? What is it to Anonymous? It's our nation and we can do as we like with it.

We elected this government and the previous one which planned the censorship originally. Unlike the USA we actually do have a pretty democratic system here. Let us run our country as we like!

Re:Question (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141616)

Welcome to Pax Americana. You'll find things will be just fine. At least better than if it were Pax Russo, eh Comrade?

Re:Question (1)

dov_0 (1438253) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141714)

Looking forward to the Pax China soon! Haha!

Re:Question (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141636)

Why do you assume that 1) Most on here are American and 2) Every Australian feels as you do? How is there going to be "real-life protests" if everyone who cares is just American? Now I'm no genius or anything, but it seems to be that you'd have to live in Australia, or at least be IN Australia, in order to participate in a "real-life protest" in Australia.

Re:Question (0, Troll)

dov_0 (1438253) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141720)

Did I say that 'every' Australian feels like I do, or did I say that Australians 'generally' approve of some censorship?

Re:Question (2, Informative)

Miseph (979059) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141786)

"Why do you assume that 1) Most on here are American'

Because it is demonstrably true. And no, I will not give sources, this is common knowledge. I know that Taco periodically gives a bunch of random statistics on site usage, and at least once he broke it down by country: it was something like 75% American, 10% Canadian and 15% everyone else when I last saw it. Granted, a lot of /.ers are likely to be using proxies/TOR/other connections that will obfuscate their true location, but I think it's fair to say that the vast majority probably don't.

Re:Question (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141650)

Wow! The first actual Australian ever to back the filter besides someone inside the government... or are you....

Re:Question (5, Funny)

stonewallred (1465497) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141822)

Don't make us come over there and liberate the shit out of you.

viva revolutsion! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141318)

one must fight against foolishness of governments, every now and then things get out of hand and then its off to barricades!

Re:viva revolutsion! (5, Informative)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141338)

Fuck 'em. Here's where to hit them, from some scumsucking possibly bunk website:

Australian General Consulate Atlanta, GA -
Suite 970, One Buckhead Plaza 3060 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta 30305 United States of America Tel:(+1 404) 760 3400 Fax: (+1 404) 760 3401

Australian General Consulate in Chicago, IL -
123 North Wacker Drive Suite 1330 Chicago IL 60606 United States of America Tel: 1 312 419 1480 Fax: 1 312 419 1499

Australian Consulate in Detroit, MI -
860 West Long Lake Road, Suite 200 Bloomfield Hills Detroit MI 48302-2086 United States of America Tel: +1 248 593 9000 Fax: +1 248 593 9001

Australian Consulate in Denver, CO -
9200 West Cross Drive, Suite #110 Littleton Denver CO 80209 United States of America Tel: 1 303 321 2234 Fax: 1 303 973 9938

Australian General Consulate in Honolulu, HI
- Penthouse, 1000 Bishop Street Honolulu 96813 United States of America Tel: 1 808 524 5050 Fax: 1 808 531 5142

Australian Consulate in Houston, TX -
5757 Woodway Drive #175 Houston TX 77057 United States of America Tel:1 713 782 6009 Fax: 1 713 782 7509

Australian Consulate in Miami, FL -
Suite 208 2525 SW Third Avenue Miami FL 33129 United States of America Tel:1 305 858 7633 Fax:1 305 857 0044

Australian General Consulate New York , NY -
150 East 42nd Street, 34th fl, New York NY 10017, USA Tel; (212) 351-6500 Fax: (212)351-6501


Australian Mission to The United Nations in New York, NY -
150 East 42 Street, Level 33 New York NY 10017 United States of America Tel: (1-212 or 1-646) 351 6600 Fax: (1-212 or 1-646) 351 6610

Australian General Consulate San Francisco, CA -
625 Market Street, Suite 200 (Cnr Market and New Montgomery Streets) San Francisco CA 94105-3304 United States of America Tel: 1 415 536 1970 Fax: 1 415 536 1982

Australian Embassy in Washington, DC -
11601 Massachusetts Ave Washington DC NW 20036-2273 United States of America Tel:1 202 797 3000 Fax:1 202 797 3331 E-mai:General enquiries: library.washington@dfat.gov.au

Re:viva revolutsion! (5, Insightful)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141358)

I assume you are American.

When protesters in the Middle East rant and rave outside the gates of the US Embassy in their country, do you think our government's policy is changed as a result?

By protesting outside Australian consulates (!) what do you hope to gain? Is this an effective form of redress?

Re:viva revolutsion! (1)

Fotograf (1515543) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141380)

it is one step better then to do nothing

Re:viva revolutsion! (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141406)

Many people drown because they thought they should "do something" rather than lie still and float.

Re:viva revolutsion! (2, Insightful)

Demonoid-Penguin (1669014) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141498)

Many people drown because they thought they should "do something" rather than lie still and float.

What? Like... swim??

Re:viva revolutsion! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141608)

Many people drown because they thought they should "do something" rather than lie still and float.

What? Like... swim??

His point exactly, genius.

Re:viva revolutsion! (1)

Demonoid-Penguin (1669014) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141796)

Dear BadGrammarNaziKid,

Many people drown because they thought they should "do something" rather than lie still and float.

What? Like... swim??

His point exactly, genius.

So - which livesaving club did you learn that at??

Q. When caught in rip you should:-

  • (a) Float

    (b) Swim, but not against it...

Re:viva revolutsion! (-1, Offtopic)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141630)

Yeah, like, swim. In the city of San diego, where I live, the church of Scientology is located next door to SDG&E, the dominant local utility. They also have paid shills placed across the county.

Link to the Church of Scientology San Diego Site:
If you like the Church of Scientology San Diego site and want to let others know about our church you are welcome to link to us as long as you follow these points:
  • You do not alter the look or sizing of these links
  • You do not charge, resell, or re-license users in any way for Scientology links
  • You agree to the Terms and Conditions for use of Scientology links

If you have any questions regarding this please contact webmaster@scientology.net.

Fuck you assholes. We will destroy your blank-eyed kind. Freedom for the win.

Re:viva revolutsion! (1)

Demonoid-Penguin (1669014) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141738)

Yeah, like, swim. In the city of San diego, .....blah, blah..

..rant....troll, troll, troll

WTF!!

Me thinks you take your posting name way too seriously...

Try reading my post again - arseclown!

Re:viva revolutsion! (1)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141834)


You have a very fitting username. Protesting an embassy is equivalent to floundering and filling your lungs with water? I'd propose a better analogy, but unlike you, I don't think anyone here is stupid enough to require an analogy in order to understand what protesting an embassy is.

But you be a floater as long as you like. Hmmmm. There's a bad analogy in there. ;)

Re:viva revolutsion! (1)

deniable (76198) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141588)

Consulates are often small parts of much larger buildings. Who's going to even know what they're protesting about?

Re:viva revolutsion! (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141698)

Yeah well, before you start a revolution make sure it's something you're really willing to sacrifice your life for, because you might. In this case, I would be willing to wait it out until I could vote some sane people into office. But this is Australia's issue, not mine, so I'll let them do what they want.

Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (-1, Troll)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141334)

"Many of our number (Anonymous) are productive, intelligent members of society," said Infinite, who is a Web designer.

But most of them are college-age basement dwellers who type out their screeds in between trips to the minifridge to get more Cheetos.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141390)

You don't seem to know who anonymous are.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (1)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141438)

No, I think he knows who Anon is. It's just that he doesn't think that threatening the things they feed upon will get them riled up enough to leave the basement.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (4, Funny)

martas (1439879) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141444)

wow, you managed to depict members of an internet-based group as "losers". how incredibly imaginative of you. now how about you shut the fuck up until you have some real criticism against them?

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (-1, Troll)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141466)

Whoa whoa whoa, man. Maybe you need to lay off the Mountain Dew for a bit and calm down.

If you're offended because you're a Web Designer, I'm sorry.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141536)

Seriously. Shut the fuck up before somebody burns your house down. You're a god damned idiot.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141768)

I see someone didn't get laid on valentine's day.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (0, Troll)

stonewallred (1465497) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141848)

lol, the light of the match would hurt your eyes and make you run back to your mom's basement.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (1)

martas (1439879) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141710)

sorry, my bad, spur of the moment commenting... slashdot has no delete comment option!

buddies?

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141750)

Loser.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (2)

Zorque (894011) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141818)

Like the fact that they constantly run unfunny memes into the ground because none of them have a shred of originality, or that they think child porn is funny? Is that criticism enough?

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (3, Funny)

HamSammy (1716116) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141482)

trips to the minifridge to get more Cheetos.

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Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141512)

"Many of our number (Anonymous) are productive, intelligent members of society," said Infinite, who is a Web designer.

But most of them are college-age basement dwellers who type out their screeds in between trips to the minifridge to get more Cheetos.

Who the hell keeps Cheetos in a minifridge?

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (4, Insightful)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141564)


Being college-aged is a negative quality, now? Historically, students have been some of the most vocal in protecting our rights. If your point is that people of this age have less influence on society than older people, well I'd say that young people today are the adults of tomorrow and I'd sooner see college-age people protesting and hopefully retaining those attitudes and sympathies as they get older, than not see them protesting.

As regards basement-dwelling and eating cheetos, well you have no idea where they're living or what they're eating. Neither, by the way, did I realise affects your political activism.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (-1, Flamebait)

The Mighty Buzzard (878441) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141826)

Historically students also only have half a clue about what they're talking about while protesting. That half being primarily made up of what they were told by leftist professors.

I guess if you think about it though, talking someone into doing something impressively stupid without enough, or even correct, information is a good way to teach critical thinking.

Re:Tits or not, no one listens to protestors (1)

Demonoid-Penguin (1669014) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141614)

But most of them are college-age basement dwellers who type out their screeds in between trips to the minifridge to get more Cheetos.

[Asked very sl-o-wly] Are you American??

Tits or not, no one listens to protestors

Perhaps you should have read the linked article... the bit you're looking for is silent protest. I'll summarize the rest of the info for you STFU [encycloped...matica.com] .

I could be confused - but is "protestors" a word?? In this particular instance I think (hope) that you are wrong. The general public, and most of the politicians believe that it is only a small section of society that is against censorship. The protest will allow them to see that those against censorship are not a bunch of socialmisfits in search of lolz and animal sex.

I, for one, welcome the chance to put the agenda to the politicians.

I'd love to hear that someone was organizing a protest next week - at the American Embassy against the imposition of ACTA, and the lobbying (read bribing) of Australian politicians to support/allow *IAA. Maybe iinet could put on some buses?

"tit storm" (1, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141346)

Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause. It is immature and reeks of disorganization. There are far better ways to undermine censorship. You have to attack the authority of the censors. Make them appear weak, useless, and strip their credibility. Expose them at every corner as being partial, biased, and at the same time abjectly failing to do their jobs. They are government so this shouldn't be any real kind of challenge now should it?

I look forward to seeing pictures of these censorship advocates having sex with their mistresses, getting wasted in public, allegations of bribery, and all other unseemly manner of behavior. Because if there's one thing the public can't stand for, it's being prohibited from doing the very things these authority types reserve for themselves. They already believe themselves to be morally superior to you so I ask again -- what real challenge is there here?

Re:"tit storm" (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141388)

Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause. It is immature and reeks of disorganization.

Its actually a reference to our PM's "Shitstorm" comment on national TV a while back - The Australian [theaustralian.com.au] , or more via google [google.com.au]

Re:"tit storm" (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141416)

It is immature and reeks of disorganization.

You've never heard of Anonymous, have you?

Re:"tit storm" (1)

nine-times (778537) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141464)

Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause

In fairness, wasn't the protest about censorship of the female anatomy?

Re:"tit storm" (5, Funny)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141496)

It is immature and reeks of disorganization.

What a strange thing to say about a group that originated on 4chan.

Re:"tit storm" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141518)

Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause. It is immature and reeks of disorganization.

Indeed. It should have been named, "Operation Cockapocalypse."

Re:"tit storm" (5, Insightful)

linhares (1241614) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141524)

One particular wording that I'd love to see is something that inverts the framing from morality to porn approval, something along the lines:

"This hardcore porn has the seal of approval of the Australian Government."

"The Australian Government: demanding MORE for your porn needs."

"How can you trust Hardcore Porn that's not approved by the Australian Government?"

"Don't worry: This movie with the horse sucking this girl's giant tits has the oficial seal of approval by the Australian Government."

Re:"tit storm" (3, Insightful)

deniable (76198) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141606)

Almost as good as "Banned in Queensland." Bad Taste, Peter Jackson's first film proudly proclaims this on the case.

Re:"tit storm" (5, Insightful)

linhares (1241614) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141622)

"Big-tit porn; priority no 1 of your Federal Government."

"Be safe: Please refer to the Australian secure masturbation laws."

If I had some shop skills, I'd be making an "official seal of approval", with the flag and the leading politicians behind this and some nice big government-approved tits on it.

Re:"tit storm" (5, Insightful)

Yosho-sama (800703) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141604)

Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause. It is immature and reeks of disorganization. There are far better ways to undermine censorship. You have to attack the authority of the censors. Make them appear weak, useless, and strip their credibility. Expose them at every corner as being partial, biased, and at the same time abjectly failing to do their jobs.

You have no idea how politics works. People opposed to the Republican Party in the U.S. have been doing that for 10 years, however that only works if your opponents have shame, which people in politics typically lack.

Re:"tit storm" (4, Insightful)

astar (203020) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141628)

I am convinced that humor is a powerful weapon. Exposing the MPs as objects of humor sound fine to me, and probably to you. By one comment, the title is already in that vein. the shitstorm comment

Also, you have to be a little careful about cultural assumptions. If you are USA, you might have second thoughts about the title. In australia, maybe not. I have the vague idea they are a little looser then the USA about sex. Most everyone is. but this is slashdot, so who would know anything about the subject.

Re:"tit storm" (0, Troll)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141640)

I agree, it’s a bit sexist. Then again, what did you expect from 4Chan?

Don’t worry, we have a “Operation Dickstorm” just for you. ^^

But considering you are female and a geek, I guess you will prefer the titstorm anyway. ;))

Re:"tit storm" (1)

jack2000 (1178961) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141844)

Hey now, both sexes can enjoy a good ol' titstorm!

Re:"tit storm" (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141644)

It was named in part to bring to light the stupid rules used by ACMA to classify content, the week 'Operation titstorm' was announced by Anonymous a story [smh.com.au] came to light about ACMA banning some porn as 'Child Porn' because the legal-age woman had small tits. The initial idea was to fax/email massive amounts of small breasted pornography to all parts of the Australian government, but most of the focus has been on the DDoS.

Re:"tit storm" (1)

Evil Shabazz (937088) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141664)

There are far better ways to undermine [group]. You have to attack the authority of the [group]. Make them appear weak, useless, and strip their credibility. Expose them at every corner as being partial, biased, and at the same time abjectly failing to do their jobs.

That kind of rationality only works with individuals, small groups, and/or in the movies. It is not nearly as effective against large-scale mob mentality that has been duped into drinking the Kool Aid and is no longer capable of rational though on its own - such as, say, the Evangelical Republicans or the Obamacrats... I wish you were right and it really was that simple, but alas... look at the state of the USA right now.

Re:"tit storm" (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141678)

Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause. It is immature and reeks of disorganization.

Some people like protesting more than they actually care about the issue. Anonymous probably fits into that category as much as anybody (yeah yeah, a group is made up of individuals and each one is there for a different reason, but if they really cared they would come up with a better name).

Re:"tit storm" (1)

DavidD_CA (750156) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141724)

I look forward to seeing pictures of these censorship advocates having sex with their mistresses, getting wasted in public, allegations of bribery, and all other unseemly manner of behavior.

Hence the operation's name, Titstorm.

Re:"tit storm" (0)

Khyber (864651) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141734)

"Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause. It is immature and reeks of disorganization."

Ha! Hahahahahahahahahahah! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You must be new to the internet. Here, have a cookie, little girl. I promise it's not a malicious one made to redirect your browser to a drive-by hijack site.

Re:"tit storm" (4, Insightful)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141800)

Really guys, naming your protest after female anatomy does nothing to help the cause. It is immature and reeks of disorganization.

Why? Seriously, why should it be immature? If there was ever a cause where it was appropriate to use the word tits in your movement, it's this one. One of the best ways to undermine censorship is with humour. This sort of full-frontal, in your face attitude is a good thing. Whereas I think your advocation of invading people's privacy and smearing them for doing legal things is nasty. This law is wrong and I argue against it on those grounds, not by adopting the same tactics as those who oppose me and making the legislative process a battle of who can make the other party look worst. Aside from that, when you use these tactics, you state that you believe these things are indeed bad. If you start leaping up and down pointing at your opponents saying "look - they got wasted, look they browsed porn", then you really undermine your efforts to stop people being judged / condemned for getting wasted or browsing porn, do you not?
And what would you do if you found proponents of these laws really didn't commit adultery, get wasted in public

5/5 Male slashdotters agree... (1)

arrbeeehh (1745574) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141354)

They thought breasts would be here and were mislead by the topic! Shame on you slashdot

The problem with headless organizations (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141356)

As you can see, the problem with headless organizations such as Anonymous, or the Tea-Baggers is that, without some sort of filter at the top to weed out the stupid ideas, pretty much anything can be espoused as being a 'core ideal' of the group.

While censorship is bad.. Operation Titstorm? Whatever 15 year old came up with that is likely not the coalesced summation of ideals that Anonymous was created for.

Re:The problem with headless organizations (0, Troll)

happyslayer (750738) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141410)

On the other hand, as BadAnalogyGuy proposed, if Anonymous really are "college-age basement dwellers who type out their screeds in between trips to the minifridge to get more Cheetos", then this would be exactly the kind of ideal they could get behind! :-P

Re:The problem with headless organizations (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141694)

It is named Operation Titstorm due to the Government adding liking small breasted women = pedophile like activity and therefore illegal to the filter plans. They also added nylon fetishes because of it being a fetish and female ejaculation "because it is a myth". These are the type people in control of the filter.

Sounds good.... (1)

Fotograf (1515543) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141372)

will take whatever they are selling

'Anonymous' another way of saying 'the people'? (-1, Troll)

noidentity (188756) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141394)

Has the concept of "the people" being fed up with something, spontaneously organizing, and taking action been so forgotten that the only way the press can deal with it is to attribute it to a fictional group named Anonymous?

Re:'Anonymous' another way of saying 'the people'? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141448)

Says the user called "noidentity" =D

Re:'Anonymous' another way of saying 'the people'? (5, Informative)

nine-times (778537) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141528)

Well I think it's the protestors who are taking on the mantle of "Anonymous", not the press who are attributing it to them. The press largely doesn't understand what the deal is with "Anonymous", but then a lot of the press is never really digs into these things.

Also, it's true that "the people" don't do anything as a whole. You get some subset working on something, and even if they're very poorly organized, it helps you have a term for them so you can reference them easily.

I thought part of the reason people liked claiming to be part of "Anonymous" was that the press didn't understand what the hell was going on. Basically anyone can validly claim to be "Anonymous" so long as they're... you know... anonymous... and the press will suddenly act like that person is the head of a powerful hacker terrorist crime syndicate.

Re:'Anonymous' another way of saying 'the people'? (1)

Trepidity (597) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141594)

It is kind of interesting that they're managing to get media attention for it, which is one of the major goals of protests. Even when it's a repackaging of traditional protest techniques, they seem to be relatively good at PR-managing it, in comparison to more traditional protest groups. Partly, this seems to be because they're: 1) somewhat more theatrical; and 2) more single-issue, so the anti-Scientology or anti-censorship protest isn't diluted by a parade of the usual suspects with off-topic preaching of veganism, 9/11 conspiracy theories, antiglobalization, and such.

5 days? Who set this up, EFG? (0)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141402)

This operation has set sail for fail. Not nearly enough time to get enough people involved.

I think it's at least worth a shot, but Feb. 20 is way too soon if you go by the various forums reached by following the links.

Hurricanes of tits (0, Troll)

macraig (621737) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141404)

Oh, I wish "tit storm" meant what my dirty masculine mind wants to think it means, and that the storm would wind its way through my town in the USA....

Re:Hurricanes of tits (1)

martas (1439879) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141474)

IMHO it would be an extremely traumatic experience, one that would scar me (and many others, particularly teenagers and children) for life.

Nice Try (1, Insightful)

Legion303 (97901) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141422)

"Hacker group"

Nope.

Attention Span. (0, Troll)

headkase (533448) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141486)

So many people are completely insulated in what they want to believe (i.e. the sites they choose to go to) that the real enemy isn't what is right or wrong in what is happening. The real enemy is getting attention to your cause at the correct time. Anonymous is a major threat to all governments, they have the potential through their own "brand recognition" to bring enough eyeballs to a topic at the exact correct time that enough of them will stick and actually make some, no matter how minor, difference. This is a threat, it must be stopped or corporatism will fail. ;)

Well Then... (4, Insightful)

HamSammy (1716116) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141514)

If censorship is what our government overlords have decided is best for us, clearly we are in need of a new democracy. Too bad our new democracy is run by Anonymous.

IRC (5, Interesting)

Emperor Tiberius (673354) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141542)

Their ad brings even more negative attention to poor ol' IRC...

Celebrity White Teeth (-1, Offtopic)

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Re: Celebrity White Teeth (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141736)

hahaha, fuck you.

Curiosity (5, Interesting)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141582)

So, I became curious when I read about this DDOS on the Australian websites. I wondered: how hard would it be to write a simple, DDOS tool? Something that didn't require anything fancy, that anybody could do without installing anything special?

So, I wrote something, and tested it on my own local webserver. Surprisingly, it took me less than 10 minutes to write a simple javascript webpage with iframes that generated in excess of a million hits an hour in about 20 lines of HTML + javascript, armed with nothing more than a browser and notepad. I didn't even have to host it; the file was saved locally on my HDD!

The method was simple: a webpage with a bunch of iframes that sourced the target, and a javascript onload that refreshed the page. How could it get any simpler? My conclusion? A DDOS attack is the digital equivalent of peasants throwing rocks. Anybody can do it. It requires nothing. It's still a rather effective form of attack!

Re:Curiosity (1)

Lehk228 (705449) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141820)

i could do the same thing with a frameset file (about 1000 frames) and F5. it would take me about 3 minutes to make.

Re:Curiosity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141842)

Waiting for "I could do that hack in two minutes..."

Re:Curiosity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141846)

How did you implement the first "D" ?

"members of Anonymous" (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141592)

Why do I keep seeing this word "member". Anonymous has no "members", it's not some organization you join. The fact that I'm posting AC means I'm a "member" of anonymous.

Re:"members of Anonymous" (5, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141648)

Well in South Carolina you would have to register before conducting your subversive activities. That takes care of THAT...

Will be interesting, but... (4, Interesting)

commlinx (1068272) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141612)

Being an Australian I can tell you most Australians are apathetic to this issue and there likely won't be a huge turn-out. There probably won't be anything but fleeting mass media coverage, and that means politicians will ignore it and side with the "think of the children" majority who have no idea of the underlying implications.

If there was an upcoming election the issue *might* hit the media if the opposition declared a policy of no filtering and hightlighted all the negative aspects. But given the previous liberal government floated around similar ideas I wouldn't hold my breath on that, I think the position of both the major political parties is unfortunately much the same.

Re:Will be interesting, but... (1)

Khyber (864651) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141756)

"Being an Australian I can tell you most Australians are apathetic to this issue and there likely won't be a huge turn-out. "

Not until a few enterprising Aussie Anons start catching said politicians in dirty deeds and sells the info to the media or publishes it themselves.

What, you thought protesting and DDoSing was ALL they were going to do? Oh, sir, you need to listen in on these events more often. There are plans to outright run them out of office with torch and pitchfork, down to exposing their hypocrisy through nonstop shitstorms of watchdogs and paparazzi guerrilla tactics.

Of course, I'm not going to verify if any of those plans were decided upon, but knowing a few of the Aussie Anons personally, I would not be very surprised to find a 'stray bullet from a mile away' suddenly finding itself implanted in one of these guy's heads.

Re:Will be interesting, but... (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141780)

catching said politicians in dirty deeds

You have to realize that it would only benefit the politician. After all, who doesn't want to be the guy getting business done dirt cheap?

Not so anonymous now, are we? ^^ (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141624)

I wonder how they plan to stay anonymous in those protests...

Re:Not so anonymous now, are we? ^^ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141744)

Don't you remember the scientology protests?
http://www.urban75.org/photos/protest/images/scientology-protest-01.jpg
http://dcist.com/2008/02/anonymous_scien.php

Role model? China? (1, Flamebait)

ebonum (830686) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141638)

Finally! The Australians are on their way to a "happy harmonious society".

Let us know in a few years how that works out for ya.

Slashdot, please stop being dumb re:'Anonymous' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141670)

Can you stop acting as a naive mainstream news provider and referring to "anonymous" as a legitimately cohesive hacking group when it's really, literally, an anonymous group of people that post randomly to various forums?

The public deciding (3, Interesting)

Reed Solomon (897367) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141708)

I'd rather they didn't make the decision either.

Anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141732)

We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget

Support (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31141758)

I did what I could to immediately shutdown their even more draconian censorship law before. Wish I was anywhere near an Australian embassy. If anyone knows of a way to help please post it here

Slashdot has been infiltrated! (1)

eparker05 (1738842) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141760)

Look at all the members of Anonymous posting replies here!

But really, there does seem to be a bias to cover stories about "Anonymous" here on Slashdot. I mean, the mainstream tech news takes far less heed to the activities of this loosely knit group of hacktivists.

Oh come on now... Don't encourage them. (-1, Troll)

VendettaMF (629699) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141778)

/b/ is feeling ignored and/or irrelevant again then.

How does this make front page, really?
I man, to re-summarize "4Chan's unwashed horde of script kiddies and shy exhibitionists claim to be planning idiotic behavior in Australia".

How does this make it to the level of either "News for nerds", "Stuff that matters", or even to the level of "stuff worth commenting on beyond noting the worthlessness and sub-human qualities of the pathetic freaks involved"?

Brilliant (1)

LogicalError (1002490) | more than 4 years ago | (#31141802)

So by giving the Australian government more ammunition to pass this piece of legislation, how does this help?
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