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Former Sacramento Journalist Charged with Aiding ‘Anonymous’ Hackers

March 14, 2013 | 2:50 pm

Former Sacramento Journalist Charged with Aiding ‘Anonymous’ Hackers

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There’s an old rule in journalism about not becoming part of the story you’re covering. Willingly or not, Matthew Keys, a former web producer for a Sacramento television station, crossed that line on Thursday when he was charged by the U.S. Justice Department with hacking. Keys currently works as a blogger for Reuters, based in […]

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February 8, 2012 | 2:53 pm

Video: Anonymous vs. Black Bloc?

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Here’s a video, posted a couple of weeks ago under the banner of “Anonymous,” which takes to task the notorious “Black Bloc” that has engaged in confrontational tactics with police and destroyed property during the Occupy Oakland protests. Anonymous, you may recall, is an extremely loose-knit group of computer hackers and activists that gained a […]

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Linton Johnson Reassigned by BART; “You’ll Have to Go to the Communications Department I Built”

November 14, 2011 | 12:35 pm

Linton Johnson Reassigned by BART; “You’ll Have to Go to the Communications Department I Built”

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BART today announced a re-organization of its communications department that does not include longtime spokesperson Linton Johnson. When contacted by the San Francisco Examiner, Johnson said, “They’re telling me I no longer speak for the district. If you want answers, you’ll have to go the communications department that I built.” BART outlined Johnson’s new role […]

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August 26, 2011 | 3:55 pm

Activist Says LGBT Protest Over Leaked Linton Johnson Photos Called Off

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Update Monday 8:50 a.m. On KQED Radio’s Forum at 9:30 a.m., a discussion on the dissemination of the Linton Johnson photos as they relate to the ethics of hacking. Listen live here. The show will be archived here later in the day. Update Monday: Chris Andoe, who was organizing the LGBT counter-protest, posted this in […]

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August 24, 2011 | 4:19 pm

Protest or Prank? Hackers Post Racy Photos Allegedly of BART’s Linton Johnson Online

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Well, somebody posted some racy photos they say are of BART spokesman Linton Johnson, currently the target of what at this point can fairly be called a vendetta by online protesters working under the loose rubric of the amorphous hacker group Anonymous. “We condemn the cyber attack,” BART spokesman Jim Allison told KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm. […]

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BART Shuts Down Stations After Second Anonymous Protest

August 22, 2011 | 4:12 pm

BART Shuts Down Stations After Second Anonymous Protest

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On Monday night Anonymous protesters were able to disrupt the evening commute again. By 6 p.m. police had closed Civic Center and Powell Stations due to “civil unrest.” BART police and SFPD began the evening with swift arrests at Civic Center Station, within 30 minutes of the protest beginning. Then began evening-long intermittent openings and […]

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Anonymous Targets BART, But What Exactly is “Anonymous” Anyway?

August 18, 2011 | 10:48 am

Anonymous Targets BART, But What Exactly is “Anonymous” Anyway?

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It’s a nice, easy construct to conceive of things in groups. That goes for perceptions of people, too: he’s a card-carrying Democrat, she’s a Heather, they’re geeks… So when some entity with even the hint of organization makes a mark on the public’s consciousness, our inclination is to think of it as a monolithic group. […]

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August 17, 2011 | 11:18 am

Hacker Publishes Personal Info of BART Police; BART Deputy Chief Says Police Officers Association Hacked

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Update Thursday: From the Chronicle, regarding responsibility for yesterday’s hack: Anonymous did not take responsibility for the hacking of the BART police union website. A resident of the Canadian province of Ontario, speaking on behalf of this week’s BART protest organizers, said someone using the name Lamalin_5mg offered a link to the leaked police information […]

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