There’s a good chance if you’ve been reading or listening to the news you’ve heard tell of a mysterious group called ‘Anonymous’. They have no leader, answer to no one and for the most part are a complete enigma when one considers how groups work.
The group has been linked from topics as far ranging as ‘TitStorm’ in Australia (the attempt to block pictures of small breasted women) to the freedom uprising in Syria & Egypt with a collection in between. The US government has a few times been at both ends of the stick and a few over-inflated corporate egos (HB Gary, The Tea Party, Visa, PayPal & MasterCard to name a few) have had a good slap. You’ll want to read the Wikipedia article that covers some of their history.
So you might ask, why talk about this on LogicITy? I want people aware of something called ‘False flags’. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colours; that is flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. Governments and corporations do this regularly and it’s a mainstay in political battles. Malware often tricks you pretending to be from someone you would trust, this is the same principle.
Anonymous has uncovered some very sneaky and dirty stuff going on in the internet, it would serve some governments and corporations to have you not listen to what they have to say. I’m suggesting you listen to that faceless group before dismissing them as hackers, cyber terrorists or punks.
Oh.. and don’t worry about FaceBook on November 5th.. Anonymous has never been about ‘shooting the messenger’.