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Masks banned in Canadian riots, just in time for Anonymous day of action

Masks banned in Canadian riots

Violators could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted of covering their faces during unlawful assembly. The bill's sponsor stresses that he's targeting violence and vandals, rather than criminalizing pandas, PETA's bloody seals or Frosty the Snowman.

What will this mean for those affiliated with Anonymous who wear the Guy Fawkes mask to protect their identities?

League of Legends online game joins the League of the Hacked

League of Legends online game joins the League of the Hacked

Online real-time strategy game League of Legends, from Riot Games, is the latest large web property to own up to a data breach.

There's a silver lining, namely that the company's notification is frank and helpful, stating clearly what was stolen, and what wasn't.

BlackBerry blog hacked after London riots

BlackBerry blog hacked after London riots

Hackers have defaced the BlackBerry blog, angry at RIM's announcement that they would help the authorities investigate who was responsible for riots which have hit London.

Riot in Vancouver - how funny was it?

Riot in Vancouver - how funny was it?

A tiny proportion of the 100,000 who watched the Stanley Cup final in Vancouver were involved in the shameful rioting which followed the Canucks' defeat. But a surprising number lurked on the periphery, larking around, taking photos and laughing as the destruction continued.

How Facebook ruined Thessa's 16th birthday party

A not-so-happy 16th for Thessa

A north-German teen, known as Thessa, was planning her 16th birthday party. She used Facebook to invite her pals. Unfortunately, Thessa's invite was sent not only to her connections, but to everyone as a public event. Within a few hours, a staggering *15000* Facebook users had RSVPed for the Friday night party at her parents' home.