Should Anonymous target British newspaper News fo the World?

Discussion in 'Think Tank' started by Anonymous, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

    So, recently, it's come into light that News of the World, the British news paper that was revealed to be hacking into phones of celebrities to gain information, also hacked into the phone of a missing girls' phone, listening into voice mail messages being left for her by friends and relatives. Not only that, but the company even deleted voice mails to make sure that the invoice did not become full. This lead to relatives to believe that the girl was still alive, as it appeared that she was deleting the voice mail herself (she was later found murdered, the suspect who is currently on trial), and also potentially seriously impeding on police investigations into the incident.

    From this, and considering previous records of News of the World, it is suspected that the cororation intercepts and hacks phone calls/voice mails on a frequent basis.

    Now, this isn't, I must insist, a call for arms for Anonymous against this corporation (not yet, anyway). Rather, does this count as something that Anonymous should direct it's intention to? At first glance, while this is an atrocious act of breach of personal privacy and definitely illegal, it doesn't seem to be something that is against the right to people's free speech, something that is crucial for Anonymous to really take action.

    However, at the same time, we also need to consider the potential consequences of News of the World doing these things - primarily, it could easily give governments excuses to impose tighter rules against media in general, which could lead to serious breaches against the freedom of the press, and allowing the government to withdraw information which people have a right to know of (well, more than they already do).

    So, should Anonymous' next target be News of the World? Baring in mind that just because they've already got the ire of the public and the attention of the police doesn't mean we can't interfere as well - in many ways we can do far more to damage the news paper corporation than either of the other two.

    TL;DR: News of the World - attack or no?
  2. veravendetter Member

    News fo' the World. niggalol
  3. Anonymous Member

    I am of the firm belief that attacking illegal practices is justified.

    Obviously this forum can never condone such things.
  4. Anonymous Member

    Go for it. I'm not stopping you.
  5. Anonymous Member

    Not sure if want.
    Hacking into millys phone like they did is causing a shitstorm.
    Calling for a boycott of the news of the world may be more effective.
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  6. Anonymous Member

    The journalists of your example have been arrested and are now facing prosecution. There is no need for intervention. The law is doing its job in this case.
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  7. Anonymous Member

    The corporation itself is still up an running, and there is a high chance that they do this sort of thing on a routine basis, rather than just a few individuals running about... I think its worth us poking our nose in, seeing if there's any more illegal activity within the organisation.

    (WWP does not condone illegal activities blah blah blah)
  8. Anonymous Member

  9. Anonymous Member


    Let the law run its course first.

    But, you know, if you want to fuck with them by feeding them obviously fake celebrity stories that they'll probably run without checking, which you can then expose, or have a lulz contest to see who can get them to run the most stupid story about Anonymous or some shit like that, go for it.
  10. Anonymous Member

    Remember, fucking with people and organizations is not only fun, it's also perfectly legal.
    Next time some government or corporation jerks you around, try to remember that. There are plenty of ways to be a huge pain in the ass and piss people off without breaking the law. Hell, keeping it legal while driving them mad is what makes it so fun.
  11. Anonymous Member

    So you'd rather research to see if these media companies are doing other illegal activities? If so, go for it.
  12. Anonymous Member

    I think that anything done to the News of the World should be legal and above board. *wink wink nudge nudge*
  13. Anonymous Member

    And Anonymous *always* obtain dox from legal methods, dont we?
  14. Anonymous Member

    Bad anon, bad! *whacks on nose with newspaper*
  15. Anonymous Member

    Trufax, although this approach requires more time and imagination than pushing a button or hooking up to a botnet.
  16. Anonymous Member

    They don't call Rupert Murdoch 'The Dirty Digger' for nothing.

    His malign influence on politics is well-known. Various British prime ministers have kissed his ring, fearing his power to make or break governments.

    The current PM, David Cameron, is BFFs with Rebekah Brooks (Editor of News of the World at the time of the latest outrageous revelations) and current boss of News International), by all accounts, and had another former NoW editor as a close aide (before he resigned when the previous massive phone-hacking scandals became hot news).

    Both editors have proclaimed their total ignorance of any phone-hacking, but someone at NoW footed the bill for all the criminal activities, which must have cost a bob or two.

    But wait, Rupert and Rebekah are going to conduct a thorough investigation and get to the bottom of things. No need for Inspector Knacker of the Yard, far less the hackers on steroids to poke their noses in.
  17. I vote we pull strings to get them to turn such illegal activity to the Cult of Scientology. imagine the dirt they could dig up! And then if they get caught, they'd be facing the most litigation group of people known to man. (and those Venusian Train companies)

    Of course, the Scilons may also get greedy, and if they sue for extravagant damages, others can see on the record just what the Cult does when they have an easy case to win, they will probably try to sure them into oblivion.

    Also Vera and I the only posters in an Anonymous Thread. Shout out!
  18. Anonymous Member

    This shitstorm is reaching epic proportions.
  19. cfanon Member

    Meh cba to read the later half of this thread.

    In this situation in particular, you shouldn't use illegal methods.

    There is a good campaign going at the moment that has the ability to do terrible, terrible damage. Boycotting, or threatening to boycott, the advertisers instead. It will affect their business much more.

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  20. Anonymous Member

  21. anon512 Member

    News of the World is made of fail. In a world where information can be bought from the police, where MPs are 'cabs for hire', where copyright lobbyists and corporations work together to force through any legislation they want, I think Anonymous might just be the only entity protecting the people from a corrupt system as it slowly devours itself.

    The very institutions that are supposed to protect and serve the people are helping to heap more misery upon the victims: the families of the 7/7 bombing victims now know they have lost their privacy and dignity as well as their loved ones. We know the police investigation into the murder of two small children Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman was interfered with for personal financial gain. The IPCC has already demonstrated on numerous occasions (most recently with Ian Tomlinsons manslaughter) that it is unwilling to act in the public interest unless sufficient pressure is applied externally. Andy Coulson - under who's editorship phone hacking was rife at News of the World - was part David Cameron's cabinet only months ago.

    There is nobody left who can right this situation. Anonfags I ask you: right or wrong, just who else will give people justice if not Anonymous?

    TL : DR - Take off and nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
  22. Anonymous Member

    I would have to concur. Wipe them off the face of the Earth and salt the ground, especially if they hacked and deleted the phone messages of terrorism victims on 7/7. The legal argument here is irrelevant. This is the enemy.
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  23. The news of the world deserves whats coming to them. But what can we do Anons? Get dox on every staff member on news of the world or make a parody advert of their newspaper?
  24. cfanon Member

    Not every member of staff will be corrupt. You'd be hurting innocents.
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  25. Anonymous Member

    The old ways are ending.
  26. Anonymous Member

    What's that? Dox on every current NOTW staff member you say? But surely that's impossible!
  27. Anonymous Member

    HA! Anonymous laughs at impossible! And delivers. If they know this goes on and haven't resigned, or don't plan to resign if it gets proved, then they're cunts. We're generally on the side of hackers, amirite?, but tabloids wreck lives and so does Anonymous.

    Delivery follows:
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  30. Anonymous Member

    Okay, fucked up the formatting there. Let me try that again.
  31. Anonymous Member

    This is not going to end well......
  32. Anonymous Member

    Fuck it. This site's not letting me bung it in as a list and my attention span just failed. Still, you get the idea.
  33. Anonymous Member

    Fail. Go to pastebin foo'.
  34. Anonymous Member

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  36. Anonymous Member

    OK this shit just got real. Looks like the UK are headed into their own shitstorm, Australian mogul Murdoch versus a seriously pissed off bunch of island monkey Brits, this will most definitely be interesting.

    Fire those poons. Turn the sky black. This is Sparta.
  37. Anonymous Member

  38. I fucking love it.
  39. Anonymous Member

    There'll be more freelancers, as well as private investigators they retain. That's slightly trickier, but I'll see what I can do. Might be more useful to dox the investigators that were actually involved originally and give them a taste of their own cuntery.

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