Julian Assange

Global Politics

National Security Agency calls hacktivist group 'Anonymous' a threat to national security

In Anonymous's move away from denial of service attacks and toward real-world interaction -- like recent threats against the Los Zetas Cartel -- the hacktivists have attracted the attention of the National Security Agency. In private meetings at the White House, NSA director General Keith Alexander warned that in a year or two, the group could attack the American energy grid and shut off power for millions.

Environment

The wiki: technology that changed Internet communications

Ward Cunningham created the wiki to help a group document what it knew and what it didn't know. The technology that now powers massive websites, perhaps the best known of which is Wikipedia, could have netted Cunningham millions of dollars most likely, but he released it for free.

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