I’ve decided that I don’t like the group loose configuration of hackers who call themselves “Anonymous.” Sure, messing around with the Scientologists is funny– they are just so easy to taunt and really, really can’t take a joke– but I feel like “Anonymous” confuses transparency with partisan taunting.
Man, here I am apologizing to Sarah f-cking Palin again.
See, this is why I don’t think “Anonymous” did any good by leaking the contents of Palin’s multiple Yahoo accounts. The problem with their tactic is that the story is going to be about how Sarah Palin’s privacy was invaded, she was the victim of a crime, and the oh-so liberal Internet users don’t know how to let people they disagree with alone. This is a shame because I think, actually, that “Anonymous” uncovered an important story here. Continue reading