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Feds Tight-Lipped After Apparent Breach Of Secret Documents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Digital hacking collective Anonymous made good late Monday on a threat to release what it says is the first of many secret documents.

Anonymous Threats Against RCMP Being Taken Seriously: Blaney

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Blaney provided few details of the government's response.

Anonymous Vows Revenge, Crashes RCMP Site After Police Shooting

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jessica Chin | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - July 20, 2015: The coroners' service has issued a news release identifying the victim as 48-year-old James Daniel McIntyre of Dawson Creek. ...

Did Anonymous Take Down NYSE?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Business

Speculation is flying online that the hacker group Anonymous may have been responsible for the shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. ...

Shielding Federal Sites From Attacks Would Be Costly: Expert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal government could stop cyber-meddlers from taking down its websites — but that would cost money, a computer-security expert says.

Montreal Police Website Back Online After Hack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Montreal police website is back online after being unavailable since Friday night due to an apparent hacking incident.The Quebec branch...

Anonymous Quebec Takes Responsibility For Hacking Montreal Police Websites

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Montreal police website has been down for more than 12 hours after being hacked Friday night.The Quebec branch of the hacking collectiv...

Anonymous Takes Credit For Hacking Montreal Police Website

CBC | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada

The Quebec branch of the online hacker collective Anonymous is taking credit for infiltrating the websites of the Montreal police and the union re...

Joshua Ostroff

U.S. Government Is The Evil Empire At SXSW Interactive

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Politics

Technology doesn’t occur in a vacuum, as the heart-wrenching documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy” about the late information activist Aaron Sw...

Whistleblowers Should Be Celebrated, Not Silenced

Michael Scarfo | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada
Michael Scarfo

In a society that values liberty, a whistleblower should be a hero. A whistleblower should not be forced to choose between their personal well-being and coming forward. Edward Snowden's insider announcement on the scope of the NSA's ability to gather, archive, and analyze information should come as no shock to the more cynical among us. It was easy enough to assume, but now we're staring down the truth of it. If we don't find a way to pressure the powers that be to give up some of their hidden power, contrary to all of their self-aggrandizing instincts, we're in for a very stark decline into a classically dystopian future.

Police Warn Against Vigilante Justice In Response To Anonymous Video

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Alberta

Edmonton police are warning the public against vigilante action after a YouTube video was posted over the weekend, outing two men as trying to lure un...

Anonymous Slams 'Supporters' Of Suspects In Rape

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada

Hacking collective Anonymous reacted with outrage Thursday to posters spread by supporters of the suspects in the alleged rape of Rehtaeh Parsons. ...

Anonymous Stages Protest To Demand Justice For Dead Teen

The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX -- The mother of Rehtaeh Parsons dabbed her eyes with a tissue as dozens of people chanted in front of the Halifax district RCMP office on Sun...

Q&A: Inside Anonymous' Operation to Out Rehtaeh Parsons' Alleged Rapists

VICE | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada
VICE

In the days following the suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons -- the teenage girl from Halifax who committed suicide after being gang raped, photographed, and harassed -- the hacktivist group Anonymous is playing a game of chicken with the authorities in Nova Scotia.I spoke with a member of Anonymous who is directly involved with the operation to bring Rehtaeh's rapists to justice, in order to get a better handle on their motivations.

Anonymous Says It Has Rape 'Confession'

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada

The hacking collective Anonymous says it has obtained a "confession" from one of the boys it says was involved in the alleged rape of Nova Scotia teen...

Anonymous Pays Kim Jong Un A Visit

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Business

SEOUL, South Korea - Hackers apparently broke into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites Thursday, as tensions rose on the Korean ...

New 'Calgary Compliments' Facebook Page Takes the "Strange Out of Stranger"

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Since its inception in January 2013, Facebook page Calgary Compliments has taken our city by storm. So what exactly is the purpose to a page like this? Unlike similar "confessions" pages which have been popping all over the interwebs, this compliments page is a civic outreach initiative to help Calgarians bond.

Hacktivists Now Lumped Into This Notorious Group

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Digital dissenters known as hacktivists have developed a track record for disruption and attracting attention and are now considered one of...

Happy One Year Twitterversary to Me

Renee Gold | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Living
Renee Gold

Today is my one year anniversary on Twitter -- aptly coined a Tweetaversary, and so, I thought I would toast the momentous occasion with a celebratory blog post. Finally on November 28, 2011 -- I began my slow ascent towards branding myself globally.

The War in the Gaza Strip Goes Cyber

VICE | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada
VICE

As military strikes between Israel and Gaza continued with the deaths of 11 Palestinian civilians on Sunday, a complicated Internet battlefront has appeared. There is an unprecedentedly transparent wave of social media propaganda by both sides.

What CSIS Really Thinks Of Anonymous

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency says the online collective Anonymous isn't just a thorn in the side of the powerful, but the new model for digital hackti...

Why Should We Be at the Mercy of Anonymous' "Lulz"?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Anonymous sub-group Anti-Sec supposedly holds in its hands 12-million Apple user IDs it acquired from hacking. The hacktivist group refuses to release the IDs until -- wait for it -- Adrien Chen of Gawker poses on the front page of the site in a ballet tutu with a shoe on top of his head. It remains to be seen whether Anonymous does have anything to give the public it strives to supposedly protect, or whether this was just another one of their pranks done "for the lulz," that is to say, for the stroking of their own vanity.

Anonymous Arrests? 6 Nabbed In Quebec Cyber Attacks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Six people have been arrested amid a rash of cyber-attacks launched by the activist group Anonymous against Quebec government websites.The ...

Masks Should be Banned from Protests, Period.

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Bill C-309 states that anyone who commits an illegal act while wearing a mask at a protest can face 10 years in prison. While we are grateful for such a bill, it isn't good enough. If someone carries a loaded gun while committing a crime, it can be assumed he is willing to use it; I'd argue that any person wearing a mask or disguise at any controversial protest is up to no good, and can be assumed to be contemplating illegal behaviour.

Canada's Vulnerability to Bombs Made of Bits and Bytes

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

China and Russia are seen as the worst offenders when it comes to cyber attacks, but Iran is close behind. How is it that a country such as Iran has a cyber-warfare unit with a staff of 2,400 and a budget of $76 million, and Ottawa has only allocated $95 million for our country's defence against this new form of attack?