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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:33 AM

What has happened to Anonymous?

They support Trump. I'm starting to think they messed with the vote. Remember the warning they gave Carl Rove?

http://anonhq.com/anonymous-sends-a-message-to-the-citizens/

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Reply What has happened to Anonymous? (Original post)
rainy Dec 2016 OP
MFM008 Dec 2016 #1
brooklynite Dec 2016 #2
onecaliberal Dec 2016 #3
dflprincess Dec 2016 #4
onecaliberal Dec 2016 #5
dflprincess Dec 2016 #6
onecaliberal Dec 2016 #7
Oneironaut Dec 2016 #8
Locut0s Dec 2016 #10
Locut0s Dec 2016 #9
JSup Dec 2016 #11
jodymarie aimee Dec 2016 #12
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #13
TheBlackAdder Dec 2016 #14
MyshkinCommaPrince Dec 2016 #15
JDC Dec 2016 #16

Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:39 AM

1. They wussed out

Hating HRC so much has no future...

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:41 AM

2. Or, ANONYMOUS was never more than a press release and a Halloween costume.

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:43 AM

3. They're on the other team

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:04 AM

4. Not entirely true

It has declared war on Trump but the organization is so loose there may have members on the other side prior to the election.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:07 AM

5. It's hard to believe they let Russia hack our election.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:18 AM

6. I've wondered about that too

Perhaps they were "out hacked" this time?

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:45 AM

7. Yeah, I read somewhere that Russia had the best hackers in the world

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:28 AM

8. Anonymous is a joke. They do not deserve any attention.

99% of Anonymous "members" are 12 year olds who think that using DDOS software to attack websites makes them 1337 hackers. The same percentage of their claims are bs (still waiting for that list of KKK members that they supposedly have).

I'm not sure how they ever became popular. They've never done anything meaningful or difficult except pretending to have done something meaningful and / or difficult. They're the equivalent to that jerk in your office who pretends to do all of the work, but really just spends the whole day twirling pens and surfing the internet.

Basically, people got tired of their bull crap, and they faded away into obscurity.

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Response to Oneironaut (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:49 AM

10. Indeed Anonymous has its roots in 4chan...

And 4chan is one of the cesspools of the internet. Actually come to think of it 4chan shares a lot of similarities with Trump. ADD like vulgar, anarchic, anything goes, no rules, stream of consciousness. Occasionally some interesting things bubble to the surface merely because of the volume of posts and the free associative nature of the site. But those are far outweighed by the metric shit loads of vulgar, racists, pornographic and indeed sometimes illegal imagery.

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:41 AM

9. Remember that Anonymous is not a well organised organisation...

In fact they are about as unorganised as any group can get. I'm sure there may be a few core members that might run this site. However by and large they are simply a banner under which hacktivists can anonymously claim to have carried out acts of sabotage against corporations, people and or countries. Loosely speaking most such hacktivists who choose to claim their actions under the name of anonymouse usually seem somewhat progressive in that they tend to hack big businesses in the name of personal freedoms etc. But the reality is they are more a disparate group of anarchists. And in this sense many might like Trump.

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:34 AM

11. Anonymous always supported...

...the left and right fringes of American politics which seems like a good way to destabilize a nation. RT was pretty big on Anonymous if you remember the time of OWS.

Just sayin'.

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 09:17 AM

12. Karl

 

is how it is spelled if you are referring to Karl Rove. Or perhaps there is another one....

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 10:01 AM

13. Who? Nt

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:23 AM

14. They're busy bullying women and supporting fascist regimes that will remove Net Neutrality.

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:07 PM

15. Gamergate?

As far as I can tell, the whole Gamergate thing really spun the part of the internet where Anonymous lived around in a new direction. As part of that whole thing, 4chan ended up under new management, with new rules, and it ceased to be "cool" to them. The sort of people formerly drawn to Anonymous-style hacktivism ended up more concerned about ongoing fights with "Tumblr Feminists" and "Social Justice Warriors". They were radicalized for our opposition, by whatever happened back in 2013-14.

But that's me, trying to piece together a narrative from bits-n-bobs I've read around the internet and from things a few old computer graphics acquaintances have said. Could be completely off-base.

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Response to rainy (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 10:34 PM

16. Busy Consulting in Mr Robot...

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