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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:21 PM

Anonymous intends to block Webcasts of State of the Union

Hacktivist group says it is unhappy that the president will not be addressing issues such as Aaron Swartz ...
by Steven Musil
February 12, 2013 2:02 PM PST

The online hactivist collective Anonymous intends to block Webcasts of President Obama's State of the Union address this evening due to what it calls a lack of attention to issues important to the group.

"There will be no State of the Union Address on the web tonight," the group said today in a blog post announcing the effort, which it has code named #opSOTU.

Specifically, the group says it objects to Obama not addressing the prosecution of Web activist Aaron Swartz, the long detention of alleged Wiki-leaker Bradley Manning, wireless wiretapping, the targeted killings of U.S. citizens by drones, and the National Defense Authorization Act, which it calls "an act of outright tyrannical legislation."

In the post, Anonymous said it planned to cut off the Capitol from the Internet during the president's address ...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57569044-83/anonymous-intends-to-block-webcasts-of-state-of-the-union/

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Reply Anonymous intends to block Webcasts of State of the Union (Original post)
struggle4progress Feb 2013 OP
mucifer Feb 2013 #1
OKNancy Feb 2013 #2
silverweb Feb 2013 #3
Mass Feb 2013 #4
Chorophyll Feb 2013 #5
OKNancy Feb 2013 #6
OKNancy Feb 2013 #7
Johonny Feb 2013 #8
OKNancy Feb 2013 #9
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #10

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:23 PM

1. Swartz was a great person. But, that's just ridiculous. I hope they fail in their attempt.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:23 PM

2. way to get people to be on your side



We shall see if this is really successful. I bet it won't be.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:24 PM

3. Dumb move.

Alienating and counterproductive.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:37 PM

4. Wrong target. The only people who will be annoyed will be regular people.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:44 PM

5. There's a point at which highly intelligent people slide over the arrogance peak into stupid.

If Anonymous does this, they've reached that peak. What a terrible idea.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:46 PM

6. http://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2013

I think that is Brad Paisley on now??? LOL

Replaying old stuff
http://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2013

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:59 PM

7. kick

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:01 PM

8. We can only be free to see the SOTU of our country if we do what they tell us to do...

great message there.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:47 PM

9. didn't work

whitehouse.gov is working fine

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:08 PM

10. yay!

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