Anonymous Declares War on The U.S. Government to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz

Anonymous Said It Was Declaring War On The U.S. Government , The hacker-activist group Anonymous is claiming responsibility for taking down a government website Saturday. NPR's Giles Snyder reports for our Newscast unit:"The group says it hijacked the website of the U.S. sentencing commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide earlier this month. The hackers also claim to have infiltrated several government computers and are threatening to make secret information public."Family and friends blamed federal prosecutors for aggressively pursuing Swartz for allegedly downloading millions of academic articles with the intention of distributing them for free, Snyder says. Just 26 at the time of his death, Swartz was a co-founder of the social media website Reddit.Instead of the agency's home page, the group posted a message saying a line had been crossed. They claim to have "infiltrated several government computer systems and is threatening to make public secret information," Snyder says.

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  1. Interesting that the FBI says they are concerned about access to a personal or governmental site without approval, but they are spying on us daily without our approval.

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