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Anonymous takes on Mexican drug cartel

Anonymous takes on Mexican drug cartel

Spanish language. This is the story from an article on PCWorld.com. "Anonymous advised its members to protect their online identities, and not to wear the traditional Anonymous mask in public, or even purchase them online, as a core group decides if it should take on a Mexican drug cartel that is said to have kidnapped a member of the group.
The hacker group had earlier threatened to expose the identity of members and supporters of a Mexican drug cartel by Nov. 5, in retaliation for the kidnapping of a group member, and hacked the web site of a former state official, alleging that he has associations with the dreaded Zetas cartel.
But there are fissures showing among the leaders as fear of handling the drug cartel builds up, with some expressing concern that new, inexperienced members could get quickly exposed and compromised.
The action has been cancelled, Sm0k34n0n wrote in a Twitter message in Spanish on Monday. High-profile colleague anonymouSabu described sm0k34n0n as one of the campaign's promoters in another Twitter message. But other groups from Latin America are said to be considering a core action group, and warning other members to stay away. AnonymouSabu was all for the action late Sunday.
A video in Spanish posted on YouTube on October 6 by a person calling himself "MrAnonymousguyfawkes", threatened that Anonymous will publish the names, photos, and addresses of police officials, journalists, and taxi drivers that collaborate with the drug cartel, hoping the government will arrest them.
"You made a huge mistake by taking one of us. Release him. And if anything happens to him, you (expletive) will always remember this upcoming November 5th," said a masked person in the video, according to a translation provided by another user of YouTube.
The drug cartel has killed people who have criticized them on blogs and other social media, according to reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists in New York reported in September the murder of a journalist in direct retaliation for information posted on social media.
As newspapers are censored by fear, Mexican citizens, and many journalists, are turning to social media and online forums to share news and inform each other, said Sara Rafsky, a research associate in CPJ's Americas program. "So it should be no shock that drug cartels are turning their attention to the Internet.""

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Guest: Dr. OfNothing (2206 days ago)
Greenman is a load of bollocks. A nerdy geek hiding behind a computer pretending to be hard. Is Nov. 5 the day that he runs down others who have the guts to take on one of the most powerful criminal cartels in the world . . . or is it just another day of him scratching his ballz. Let's wait and see, but I reckon he is a crock of sh1t.
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Greenman is a load of bollocks. A nerdy geek hiding behind a computer pretending to be hard. Is Nov. 5 the day that he runs down others who have the guts to take on one of the most powerful criminal cartels in the world . . . or is it just another day of him scratching his ballz. Let's wait and see, but I reckon he is a crock of sh1t.
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Guest: greenman (2206 days ago)
How am i pretending to be hard. If you can take that out of what i wrote then i suppose i can say the same about you. I'll get back to you on the 6th when i'm finished using facebook. Bye for now.
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How am i pretending to be hard. If you can take that out of what i wrote then i suppose i can say the same about you. I'll get back to you on the 6th when i'm finished using facebook. Bye for now.
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Guest: greenman (2206 days ago)
Anonymous is a load of bollocks. A bunch of nerdy geeks hiding behind computers pretending to be hard. Is Nov 5 not the day that they are also going to destroy Facebook. Lets wait and see but i reckon its all a crock of sh1t
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Anonymous is a load of bollocks. A bunch of nerdy geeks hiding behind computers pretending to be hard. Is Nov 5 not the day that they are also going to destroy Facebook. Lets wait and see but i reckon its all a crock of sh1t
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slicksps slicksps (2206 days ago)
I used to agree... but they started the occupy movement... and have a lot of power. They could either revolutionise the world, or force governments to police the Internet with heavy regulation and censorship...
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I used to agree... but they started the occupy movement... and have a lot of power. They could either revolutionise the world, or force governments to police the Internet with heavy regulation and censorship...
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Guest: greenman (2206 days ago)
Latest comment: While they remain anonymous they will never have any influence on the powers that be. Sometimes these protests remind me of Father Ted. "down with that sort of thing" but no real alternative. Kind of protest for protest sake
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Latest comment: While they remain anonymous they will never have any influence on the powers that be. Sometimes these protests remind me of Father Ted. "down with that sort of thing" but no real alternative. Kind of protest for protest sake
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