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Tor and the Deepnet: What price does society pay for anonymity?

Tor and the Deepnet: What price does society pay for anonymity?

Hidden on the net is online content which is not so easily accessed, known as the Deepnet (also sometimes called Darknet, the Deep Web or Hidden Web).

Julian Bhardwaj takes us on a tour, and asks should computer users be allowed to remain anonymous online?

Anonymous goes after Hunter Moore, the infamous revenge-porn website publisher

Anonymous goes after Hunter Moore, he of revenge-porn site infamy

Those claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous have declared war on the internet's most hated man, Hunter Moore, who gained infamy by publishing pornographic photos of people without their permission, in fulfillment of the wishes of their bitter exes.

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?

Anonymous ransomware - but who is hiding behind this malware's mask?

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£100 is demanded as payment in order to gain access back to your files. You only have 24 hours to pay up.

And the people who are holding your data hostage claim to be part of Anonymous..

Anonymous names man they say drove Amanda Todd to suicide

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In September this year, a Canadian teenager called Amanda Todd posted a video on YouTube describing how she had been the victim of bullying.

And then she killed herself.

Now, Anonymous has named the man that they blame for her misery.

Monday review: the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

A techie named David Schuetz has done something so obvious, so simple, and so tellingly useful, that I'm going to go all out and call it a stroke of genius.

He found the source of the "Anonymous FBI leak", and forced us all to find a whole new raft of conspiracy theories to go along with it...

Go Daddy largely unavailable for over 4 hours - Hacker revenge or SNAFU?

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Today Go Daddy, the worlds largest domain name registrar, was unavailable for over four hours in the middle of the North American working day. Was it a malicious hacker or simple a colossal infrastructure failure?

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any of these stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Romney tax returns allegedly hacked, supposedly held for $1 million ransom

Romney tax returns allegedly hacked, supposedly held for $1 million ransom

Thieves are claiming to have hacked the US presidential nominee's tax returns out of PricewaterhouseCoopers, are demanding $1 million to keep them out of public circulation, and have allegedly sent supposed copies to Democratic party leaders.

But then again, it's an anonymous Pastebin claim, so it might be complete bunk.

FBI hits back at Anonymous - your claims are TOTALLY FALSE

FBI hits back at Anonymous - your claims are TOTALLY FALSE

FBI pwned? Had UDID data? Sez who?

12 million iPhone and iPad device IDs hacked from the FBI, Anonymous claims

Smartphone PINs cracked with microphone and camera - a game-changer for phone security?

Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.

And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop... via a Java vulnerability.

LulzSec informant Sabu rewarded with six months freedom for helping Feds

LulzSec hacker Sabu rewarded with six months freedom for co-operating with Feds

Hector Monsegur, the notorious hacker known as "Sabu," once railed against the establishment. Now he owes his freedom to the good graces of federal authorities, who successfully lobbied for a six month extension on his sentencing.

Court website attacked after Pussy Riot punk band convicted

Court website attacked after Pussy Riot punk band convicted

The fallout over the controversial conviction of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot continued on Tuesday, with hackers compromising and defacing the webpage of Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court.

Anonymous hacktivists steal AAPT customer data in data retention protest

Anonymous hacktivists steal AAPT customer data in data retention protest

Internet security and privacy are enjoying a spirited public airing in Australia today.

The wires are abuzz with claims that hackers stole 40GB of data from an ISP in protest against proposed new data retention laws.

FBI claims that Tor stymied child abuse investigation

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A recently published Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed that in at least one case, the US police's hunt for online child pornographers has been hindered by Tor.

The Pirate Bay gives thumbs-down on Anonymous DDoS attack on Virgin Media

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File-sharing site The Pirate Bay has denounced an Anonymous DDoS campaign that took down Virgin Media, calling it an "ugly" method that's no better than the UK court order for ISPs to block users from getting to The Pirate Bay.

Opinion: Why we need Anonymous 2.0

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A few thoughts on the "hacktivist" group Anonymous that came out of Josh Corman and Brian "Jericho" Martin's keynote at the SOURCE security conference in Boston last week.

Formula 1 website attacked by Anonymous, brought down by DDoS

Formula 1 website attacked by Anonymous, brought down by DDoS

Anonymous hacktivists blasted the Formula 1 website off the net, with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Anonymous attacks UK Prime Minister and Home Office websites with DDoS assault

Anonymous attacks UK Prime Minister and Home Office websites with DDoS assault

Anonymous hacktivists have launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the British government's Home Office website, preventing legitimate users from visiting the site by flooding it with unwanted internet traffic.