Guest contribution by Marwa Abed
Early Monday morning social media sites were buzzing with exuberance over the latest victory of the online hacktivist, “Anonymous.” Anonymous are the group of V for Vendetta style online activists who call for civil disobedience in the name of bringing about positive social change. Anonymous’ latest hit: the Syrian government. The group has claimed responsibility for the hacking and the takeover of the Syrian Military of Defense’s website. The hacker’s message declared solidarity with the people of Syria in their rise against the brutal Syrian regime.
This incident occurs in the midst of the Syrian regimes brutal crackdown on Syrian protesters. Over 1,700 Syrian civilians have been reported dead.
So what makes Anonymous’ actions important? [Read more...]