Lolz vs. the Ayatollahs

Certainly are some strange things happening on the interwebs these days. From Wired’s Danger Room:  Anonymous Iran is a collaboration between The Pirate Bay — operators of the world’s largest torrent site, convicted in April of copyright infringement — and Anonymous, the prankster collective dedicated to exposing “Scientology’s crimes.” The new site offers tips on ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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Activists of the organization "Anonymous" hold masks in front of their faces on August 14, 2008 during a demonstration in Berlin. Members of "Anonymous" aim to attract attention on dangerous totalitarian methods at the Church of Scientology. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images)

Certainly are some strange things happening on the interwebs these days. From Wired's Danger Room: 

Anonymous Iran is a collaboration between The Pirate Bay — operators of the world’s largest torrent site, convicted in April of copyright infringement — and Anonymous, the prankster collective dedicated to exposing “Scientology’s crimes.”

The new site offers tips on how to navigate online in private, upload files through the Iranian firewall, find the best activist Tweeters, and launch attacks on pro-government websites.

Certainly are some strange things happening on the interwebs these days. From Wired’s Danger Room: 

Anonymous Iran is a collaboration between The Pirate Bay — operators of the world’s largest torrent site, convicted in April of copyright infringement — and Anonymous, the prankster collective dedicated to exposing “Scientology’s crimes.”

The new site offers tips on how to navigate online in private, upload files through the Iranian firewall, find the best activist Tweeters, and launch attacks on pro-government websites.

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Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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