Weekend tech reading: Anonymous breaches US government sites

By Matthew
Aug 7, 2011
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  1. Group hacks US law enforcement sites, steals data The group known as Anonymous said it hacked into some 70 mostly rural law enforcement websites in the United States, a data breach…

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Deep in the bowels of Anon HQ:
    "Let's hack a police department!"
    "Yeah!"
    "LAPD?"
    "Nah."
    "NYPD?"
    "Nah."
    "Gassville, Arkansas?"
    "Oh yeah, lets take those pigs down!"
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,808   +642

    "disrupt and sabotage their ability to communicate and terrorize communities."

    Yup, the first thing I think of when the phrase "unbridled use of power" is uttered is the cabal of international corrupt power brokers that are rural and community sheriff's departments.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,884   +77

    "You got a reel purty IP boy"
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,328   +376

    "Comcast rolls out $10 Internet access for low-income families.."

    Let's just keep empowering low-income families to remain that way with every handout imaginable. What's the matter, low-income families can't walk to the library and use the free Internet there?
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    Very crappy to say that
  7. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 869   +129

    Alright, that's definitely crossing the line to me. I hope these bastards get taken down.
  8. Raswan

    Raswan TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Ha! Spoken like a guy who has no idea what he's talking about. Hey, why don't we get rid of the American Cancer Foundation. Stupid people with cancer, why do we keep empowering you to live? Government spends way too much money keeping you alive...haven't you heard of survival of the fittest?

    That sound you just heard was everyone on Techspot retroactively disregarding everything you've ever said. And I won't even go near the hypocrisy of a conservative who uses free internet at the local library as the basis for an attack against low income internet access on Sunday, while spending all of his time shutting down endowments for local learning and the arts Monday through Friday. /sigh
  9. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,328   +376

    Of course I don't know what I'm talking about. I've only worked in the government for 25 years, seen during those years families who literally have gone three generations of never working or contributing to society because they work the system getting free and reduced handouts. And you know who is paying the bill for these guys to Comcast? You and me, pal.

    Now you may enjoy seeing a significant portion of the population get off with free medicine, free school lunches, food stamps, Section 8 housing, $10 Internet (so they can surf for porn, stream movies, etc.), the whole nine yards while never working a day in their lives and no incentive to leave that lifestyle, all at the taxpayers and billpayers expense, but I personally don't care for it.
  10. Dear TomSEA

    After frequenting this website for a year or so, I suspected that you were an *******. Thank you for confirming said assumption with your previous comments on this topic.

    Yours faithfully

    Most of the internet
  11. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    This explains your post history so much I crapped my pants.
     
  12. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Fact is that as much as everyone wants to say that this free internet will be used by parents to look for jobs, and for kids for school, the reality is that its going to be used for entertainment and porn. Personally, I'd prefer my tax dollars to go elsewhere.
  13. "seen during those years families who literally have gone three generations of never working or contributing to society because they work the system getting free and reduced handouts."

    I didn't know IT project managers (assuming you worked in IT and by your "about me" info) had access to public assistance information. Is that even "legal"? Or are you simly lying?

    BTW, is the percentage scamming the system a few bad apples or 100%?
    Or is it magical statistics because you have authority on this?

    What about being so poor they can't even afford day care or they have child with disability? Let's just toss reason out, we all know you'd rather see the weak and poor just eat dirt right?

    This right here folks is what's wrong with this world today. I wouldn't be surprised if we became extinct if his line of thinking became the norm.

    some facts:

    1.) this program was offered by COMCAST as a precondition of the merger, not forced upon by the government.

    2.) It is a low speed economy tier with strings attached, and the people are PAYING customers

    1.5 Mbps download and 384 Kbps



    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390592,00.asp

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/08/05/139021923/comcast-announces-10-web-access-for-low-income-families
  14. "Fact is that as much as everyone wants to say that this free internet will be used by parents to look for jobs, and for kids for school, the reality is that its going to be used for entertainment and porn. Personally, I'd prefer my tax dollars to go elsewhere. "

    yes because all 100% of the USA just surf porn and watch youtube daily instead of being productive (rolls eyes). If there is a normal family using it to look for jobs, read or watch news, or use it for learning, there MUST be something seriously wrong with them!!!!!
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,528   +857

    Oh hell Tom, half of them live on my block. Some of them are on Social Security from birth. That's the joy of being a crack head, bringing crack babies into the world, and having the system pay for them. All this, while "the father of my baby", is out front dealing heroin, and meanwhile the out of work middle class are having their mortgages foreclosed on.

    And BTW Tom, you forgot the free cell phone that they're now, "entitled to"! https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Safelink
  16. Raswan

    Raswan TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Everyone knows this. It's not news. You don't like it, I don't like it. But that doesn't mean you axe all the good that could (and will, even if it's a trickle) come out of it. In a perfect world, it wouldn't need to exist, but let's be practical. There's a lot of other stuff your tax money gets wasted on that see far fewer practical rewards and benefits.
  17. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Well if your post is any indication, they're certainly not using it for learning.
  18. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    Thats how an ENORMOUS amount of people live in the cities. Notice I said cities. Cities have a lot of people, and a lot of ghetto. Even the gas stations sell super low quality food like Goose Necks that they cook in a big pot outside at a gathering and suck out the bone marrow. Pretty nasty cheap sandwich meats. These people and the areas have adapted and its a big problem IMO. Quite a horrific scene, I lived on the East of Indianapolis in a large ghetto area but on a 5 lane road when my car died and I lost my job on the West side in a true ghetto hood. But they were everywhere, all around the city except for the North side, downtown and some wealthy surrounding areas outside of the city.
  19. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    (People living on the governments food stamps and such, it was like it was everybody or realistically 90%)
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Maybe so, but if you talk to enough social workers, parole officers, and other people who deal with that segment of society, you'll probably find most of their sentiments echo Tom's. Yes, there are some people who desperately want to escape that situation, but odds are most aren't.

    So you're on welfare, you get section 8 housing, and Medicare. You're going to give all that up to work 2 jobs, pay rent and lose your medicare? I'm guessing that most welfare recipients would not really be able to get work and enough of it, with enough benefits in order to make them working a better financial deal than being on gov't assistance.

    We're all (or most of us anyway) approaching this situation from the perspective on not being raised on welfare from birth. If you take a second, third, fourth generation that is raised on welfare, to them this is normal. Throwing money at the problem does not do anything if you don't change the people's mentality.
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,884   +77

    If you are going to roll your own and make things up, why not just liken Tom to Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge and get it over with!? He didn't say any of that.
    The fact is Raswan that generational entitlement is a fact and statistic that even the government cops to. You have Internet access...look it up.
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,808   +642

    Don't forget that they'll ALL be illegally downloading music, and torrenting cracked games/latest release movies !

    Pop!*

    *The sound of Tom's head imploding
    No doubt the statistics are gathered and correlated by (generations) of governmental employees in order to keep them employed lest the semi-skilled hordes join the welfare system for a more intimate acquaintance with society's detritus.
  23. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    Plus you dont even goto work, that money is small. You make big money being a thug and sellin' drugs, thats how you make a name and a domain for yourself. Then you've got the ones who stick to their personal grind just lighting up when they can with what food stamps they sell for money for w/e.

    gwailo247's post is pretty spot on imo.
  24. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I'd prefer tax money didn't go to the poor altogether since most abuse the system anyways.

    I'd prefer tax money didn't go to the army so they would stop bombing goat herders with $50 assault rifles.

    I'd prefer tax money didn't go to bailing out big companies trapped in the holes they dug themselves into.

    To be honest, there's a lot of things that don't need government funding, but free internet isn't the worst one.
  25. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    +1 ramonsterns


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