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  1. Anonymous Says They’re Responsible for Taking Down U.S. Sentencing Commission Site

    Continuing a string of threats and attacks following the death of Aaron Swartz, Anonymous claims to be responsible for taking down the United States Sentencing Commission website yesterday. They also claim that ussc.gov is not the only government website they currently control. Shortly after the attack the site was taken down, and now appears to be running normally. In the message they posted on the site, Anonymous also claims to have sensitive government information that it will leak to the media.

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  2. Kony 2012 Campaign Shines Light on the Nature of Internet Activism

    Have you heard of Joseph Kony? You're reading a blog on the Internet, aren't you? Then of course you have. For the three of you who are somehow reading this scrawled on the wall underneath the rock you call home, I'll break it down for you quick: Joseph Kony is a bad dude from Uganda. He abducts and conscripts children into his own personal army. He's pretty much a monster and he should probably be stopped; that much is straight forward. When a video about Kony by the charity Invisible Children blew up though, things got really complicated and have really shone a light on this weird, weird thing that is Internet Activism.

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