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Anonymous Takes Down Turkish Government Site 117

Posted by timothy
from the turkey-need-not-be-pejorative dept.
arisvega writes with word that the group of hackers known as Anonymous "has taken down a Turkish government website in a protest against recently introduced Internet filters that many consider to be censorship. They also appear to have published a manifesto. Turkey has a long history of Internet censorship, with the country's ISPs having blocked YouTube and numerous other sites in the the past couple of years." From the linked manifesto: "(The Turkish government) has blocked thousands of websites and blogs while abusive legal proceedings against online journalists persist. The government now wants to impose a new filtering system on the 22nd of August that will make it possible to keep records of all the people's internet activity. Though it remains opaque why and how the system will be put in place, it is clear that the government is taking censorship to the next level."
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Anonymous Takes Down Turkish Government Site

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  • Hacking increase (Score:4, Interesting)

    by thecounterweight (2256980) on Saturday June 11, 2011 @03:50PM (#36412864)
    Is it just me or has the number of news stories relating to someone being hacked or DDOSd dramatically increased in the past few months?? From PSN (which I am a member of), to the wave of recent LulzSec and Anonymous stories, I cant ever remember a streak of hacking like this one. Loving equilibrium, I think It would be awesome if someone at least attempted to hack LulzSec. They seem less interested in making the world better like Anonymous, and more interested in just showing off their hax0rz skillz.
  • EU membership (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Hitman_Frost (798840) on Saturday June 11, 2011 @03:52PM (#36412884)

    I'm really not sure we should be letting these guys into the EU until they start making some changes to the way they do things.

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