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Are #hashtags geeky? 71% of social media users say no

Now it is #facebook

www.guardian.co.uk
Adoption by Facebook makes hashtags a more potent marketing tool, argues Tim AndersonTwitter hashtags began in 2007, invented by open-standards evangelist Chris Messina, who was inspired by similar tags on Flickr and, before that ,channels on IRC (internet relay chat). Messina called them tag channels and the idea was to...
Now it is #facebook
Critical Ruby on Rails bug exploited in wild, hacked servers join botnet

Botnet masters hide command-and-control server inside the Tor network

www.pcworld.com
Security researchers from German antivirus vendor G Data Software have identified a botnet that is controlled by attackers from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC)......
Botnet masters hide command-and-control server inside the Tor network

IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginning

techcrunch.com
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has lost 60 percent of its users, going from 1 million in 2003 to about 400,000 today. And IRC channels? In 2003 there were 500,000; now there is half that number. This is due in large part to the advent of the Web, social media, and...
IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginning

25 alleged Anonymous members arrested internationally; hacker group retaliates

arstechnica.com
Tuesday afternoon, the international police organization Interpol announced the arrest of 25 alleged members of Anonymous by officials in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain. Shortly after the announcement, Interpol's website was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack. At the time this story was posted, the website remained unavailable. Interpol...
25 alleged Anonymous members arrested internationally; hacker group retaliates

Polish Prime Minister Steps Up His Anti-ACTA Efforts After Hosting 7-Hour Open Q&A Via IRC

www.techdirt.com
A few weeks ago, we noted that Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk had agreed to suspend attempts to ratify ACTA while he explored the details -- completely flip-flopping on his earlier adamant support for the agreement. However, late last week he went even further. Rather than just putting off the...
Polish Prime Minister Steps Up His Anti-ACTA Efforts After Hosting 7-Hour Open Q&A Via IRC

A new kind of summer job: open source coding with Google Summer of Code

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If you’re a university student with CS chops looking to earn real-world experience this summer, consider writing code for a cool open source project with the Google Summer of Code program. Over the past eight years more than 6,000 students have “graduated” from this global program, working with almost 400...
A new kind of summer job: open source coding with Google Summer of Code
Feature: Stakeout: how the FBI tracked and busted a Chicago Anon

Feds Find An Anonymous Fish To Fry

readwrite.com
You now can get hauled into federal court in the United States for sharing a link in a chat room, apparently.   Barrett Brown, the journalist covering Anonymous-related activities for news outlets like The Guardian, was charged late Friday with 12 charges including linking, identity theft and fraud related to...
Feds Find An Anonymous Fish To Fry

Guy Loses Probation Because Court Decides That Facebook & MySpace Are 'Electronic Bulletin Boards'

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No link on this one because the decision isn't "published" and isn't online, but a court in Arizona has revoked the probation on a guy and sent him to jail for ten years, based on a debate over the classification of social networking sites Facebook and MySpace. Now, we should...
Guy Loses Probation Because Court Decides That Facebook & MySpace Are 'Electronic Bulletin Boards'

DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd, BTN and More BitTorrent Trackers

torrentfreak.com
BitTorrent trackers are no strangers to DDoS attacks. Pretty much all sites of a respectable size are targeted on occasion by unknown sources. Today is one such day, but this time the source appears to be rather public. A person using the nickname Zeiko is claiming responsibility for the DDoS...
DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd, BTN and More BitTorrent Trackers
Ruby on Rails exploit turns your servers into botnets
Antarctic IRC: how NASA's flying lab stays connected

IRC service Grove is closing down on October 13

thenextweb.com
Grove, an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) service for businesses, is closing down on October 13, according to a blog post from founder Leah Culver. The move comes almost eighteenth months after the shuttering of Culver’s previous startup, Y Combinator-backed Convore, a consumer focused chat group also based on the IRC protocol. Grove ran a...
IRC service Grove is closing down on October 13
A New Problem for Tech to Solve: Connecting People Offline

Russia Moves To Hold ISPs Responsible For Illegal File-Sharing

torrentfreak.com
Having largely failed in their earlier bids to aggressively target individual file-sharers, in recent times copyright holders and authorities have been forced to look elsewhere for someone to blame. Worldwide lobbying efforts have borne fruit and now it’s almost routine to see ISPs dragged into the debate on illegal file-sharing...
Russia Moves To Hold ISPs Responsible For Illegal File-Sharing

Botnet Masters Hide Command and Control Server Inside the Tor Network

www.pcworld.com
Security researchers from German antivirus vendor G Data Software have identified a botnet that is controlled by attackers from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC)......
Botnet Masters Hide Command and Control Server Inside the Tor Network

Ohio Anonymous hacker in court for Utah police website hacks

venturebeat.com
Ohio resident John Anthony Borell III is being tried today for two counts of felony computer intrusion after hacking into Utah law enforcement websites in January. Borell was recently arrested after Federal Bureau of Investigations agents found him using Twitter and Internet Relay Chat logs. The investigation was spurred by...
Ohio Anonymous hacker in court for Utah police website hacks
"Everything incriminating has been burned": Anons fight panic after Sabu betrayal

Anonymous affiliate indicted for threats, stolen credit cards

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A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted Barrett Brown, a putative spokesman for the hacker collective known as Anonymous and co-author of a book-in-progress about the group, in connection with a massive data breach of Stratfor Global Intelligence, a  geopolitical risk analysis organization. Brown is in federal prison...
Anonymous affiliate indicted for threats, stolen credit cards

Russia Takes SOPA-Like Approach In Encouraging ISPs To Spy On Their Users

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Something that's proving popular with politicians running out of ideas for tackling unauthorized sharing of copyright materials online is to make ISPs and Web sites responsible for the actions of their users -- even though nobody would think of doing the same for telephone companies. SOPA was one of the...
Russia Takes SOPA-Like Approach In Encouraging ISPs To Spy On Their Users

Former Anon spokesperson indicted for allegedly linking to stolen information

arstechnica.com
On Friday, a federal grand jury in Dallas indicted Barrett Brown, a former self-proclaimed Anonymous spokesperson, for trafficking “stolen authentication features,” as well as "access device fraud" and “aggravated identity theft.” Brown has been detained since he was arrested in September for allegedly threatening a federal agent. 10 counts...
Former Anon spokesperson indicted for allegedly linking to stolen information
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