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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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Archived Video: Complete BART Board Meeting on Cell Phone Shutoff

August 25, 2011 | 9:40 am

Archived Video: Complete BART Board Meeting on Cell Phone Shutoff

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The BART Board of Directors held a special meeting yesterday to discuss the controversial shutdown of its wireless service on Aug 11, an action it took to disrupt a planned protest that was organized online. The action touched off a debate as to the legality of BART’s action, and angered activists that have targeted the […]

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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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Live Updates: BART Board Meeting on Cell Phone Shutoff

August 24, 2011 | 9:06 am

Live Updates: BART Board Meeting on Cell Phone Shutoff

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Update 11:08 a.m. Zusha Elinson of the Bay Citizen is closely tweeting the proceedings. Multiple tweets on Lynette Sweet’s line of questioning. She’s a critic of the cell phone shutdown. Update 9:33 a.m. Uh-oh. When you hear about “technical difficulties” from BART these days, you start to wonder… NOTE: We’re getting word of technical difficulties […]

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August 18, 2011 | 4:15 pm

Blog Beat: ‘Anonymous’ Tweeter Says BART Hacks ‘Grossly Irresponsible’; Fear of ADA Lawsuits; Miranda July Interview

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Anonymous Tweeter @AnonyOps speaks to The Snitch and calls the BART hacks “grossly irresponsible.” From Mission Local: Business Owners Fear “Drive-by” ADA Lawsuits. Berkeleyside talks to Bay Area native Miranda July. From the Google Blog: Google Maps now has a weather layer, so you can see what’s doing outside at any address.

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August 18, 2011 | 2:55 pm

Anonymous vs. BART, as Told by the Taiwanese Animators

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Next Media Animation, known to most of the media-consuming world as “The Taiwanese Animators,” whipped up this little vignette about the war raging between BART and an indeterminate number of anonymous hackers. Apparently, Anonymous, whoever they are, approves. One of the Twitter accounts associated with the group just tweeted it out. A couple of days […]

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Morning Splash: Hackers Post BART Cops’ Info; Oakland Schools’ Top Cop Retires After Racial Slurs Complaint; SF Dems Endorse Avalos

August 18, 2011 | 7:57 am

Morning Splash: Hackers Post BART Cops’ Info; Oakland Schools’ Top Cop Retires After Racial Slurs Complaint; SF Dems Endorse Avalos

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Hackers post BART cops’ personal information (SF Chronicle) Hackers carried out a second cyber-attack against BART on Wednesday, breaching the website of the union that represents the agency’s rank-and-file police and releasing a roster of 102 officers and other employees along with their home addresses, e-mail addresses and passwords for the site. The roster was […]

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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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