November 5 is a symbolic date on which hacktivists and activists from all over the world plan on protesting and marching for various causes. RedHack a?
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ovember 5 is a symbolic date on which hacktivists and activists from all over the world plan on protesting and marching for various causes. RedHack and some members of the Anonymous movement have teamed up for such a protest in Turkey.
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One of those was Davis, a teenager from the Shetland Islands ? an archipelago that sits off the north-east of Scotland ? who had helped form the Anonymous splinter hacktivist group known as LulzSec, while using the Topiary pseudonym. Twitter was an
??Conspiracy to commit computer misuse with intent to disrupt or impair the operation of a computer or computers?,? commenced Jake Davis in front of a packed auditorium at Wired 2013. ?This is what I was sent to prison for.?
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