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Pope's Brazil Mass: Sorry, No Masks

Authorities fear protest reprise

(Newser) - A month after Brazil saw widespread unrest , Pope Francis is headed to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day (which is actually a week long). With more than a million attendees expected, authorities aren't taking any chances. Demonstrators wore Guy Fawkes masks during June's protests; at a Mass... More »

Bahrain Bans Import of ... Guy Fawkes Masks

That should put an end to protests

(Newser) - Bahrain thinks it has found one way to stem the nation's 2-year-old protest movement: Ban the import of those ubiquitous Guy Fawkes masks. The nation's commerce chief announced this week that anyone caught bringing them into the country faces arrest, reports the Independent . Of course, protesters might be... More »

Anonymous Says Hackathon Hit PayPal, Lady Gaga

Symantec, NBC also allegedly hit in Guy Fawkes Day hack-a-thon

(Newser) - Anonymous is holding an all-day hackathon today, as part of a global protest commemorating Guy Fawkes Day, and it's already claimed—or says it's claimed—a number of scalps. The group says it's stolen roughly 28,000 PayPal passwords, Gizmodo reports, though PayPal is telling customers it... More »

Lance Armstrong Will Be Burned in Effigy

He gets annual honor from English town

(Newser) - Poor Lance Armstrong. He lost his Tour de France titles , and now an English town is going to burn him in effigy in a big way. Edenbridge has chosen Armstrong as the celeb to go up in flames in its annual Bonfire Night celebrations on Nov. 5, reports NBC's... More »

GOP Video Salutes Radical Guy Fawkes—Or Not

Left and right disagree on message of Republican governors

(Newser) - This much is clear: The Republican Governors Association has put out a new anti-Obama video that can be seen at RememberNovember.com . Young RGA staffers put it together, reports the Daily Caller , which calls the video's production "top notch." Most agree it's pretty slick, but then things get... More »

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