Anonymous Vows to Block Obama Speech Online
Hackers promise 'virtual blockade'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2013 3:24 PM CST
File photo of an Occupy protester with a Guy Fawkes mask.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(Newser) – If you're trying to follow President Obama's State of the Union Address online tonight and run into trouble, this might be why: The hackers of Anonymous promise a "virtual blockade" of the speech during its live delivery, reports Salon. It's not clear exactly what that means, but a communique states flatly, "There will be no State of the Union Address on the web tonight." A second one reaffirms the point. Why? The group cites the federal prosecution of Aaron Swartz for one thing and a pending executive order on cyber-security that Anonymous says "turns private computers into government informants." Click for more.

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CaptRhan
Feb 16, 2013 4:59 PM CST
Keep up the good work ANO Julian will be back soon
People_Suck
Feb 14, 2013 5:28 PM CST
"V" Crash a train into the White House
Naked_Emperor
Feb 13, 2013 10:44 AM CST
Anonymous just became the fool.