Anonymous Hacks European Parliament, Czech & Italian Govt websites Over signing of ACTA

January 26, 2012
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The collective group Anonymous has kept their promises today, taking down one website after another. The strength of this activist group is growing and their values as anti-censorship guardians is garnering support.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was signed in the U.K. today as expected. Yesterday the Irish justice ministry website was hacked, followed by the leaking of email addresses of all Irish parliamentarians.

They also hacked vlada.cz – the Czech government website, then another Czech website  went down — then took down italia.gov – the Italian government website. In fact, I’m probably leaving a few out as it’s difficult to keep track.

ACTA was signed today by the U.K. and yesterday Poland signed on. Opponents argue that the negotiations are done in secret, thus giving the public no option to debate the Censorship Act which is sweeping across the globe.

Previously a warning on Twitter, read:

“#ACTA Will Be Signed by the European Union and Member State Territories tomorrow – EXPECT US.”

Update:

As Romania’s people have inundated their cities with protests, a branch of Anonymous has leaked the nation’s National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering database online.

If our governments are censoring the public, they should be censored in return.

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Polish politicians seem to get it. Circulating on Twitter is this picture of their officials donning Guy Falkes masks today in protest:

 

 

You wear it well.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Henrik-Andersson/654020065 Henrik Andersson

    Why the hell did Sweden sign this bullshit?

  • http://spacetimecruise.blogspot.com Udipta

    Hmm what were the governments expecting anyway? It’s like they like inviting Anonymous now

  • http://spacetimecruise.blogspot.com Udipta

    Hmm what were the governments expecting anyway? It’s like they like inviting Anonymous now

  • Norman Hawk Nordic

    long live Anonymous

  • GuyFawkes

    poland says goodbye acta

  • GuyFawkes

    poland says goodbye acta

    • Anomaly100

      Didn’t they sign it already? I hope it can be reversed. We can always resort to more rage….first I need some coffee.

      • GuyFawkes

        They did, but until last saturday most of polish (and european) politics didn’t know what acta realy is. Now it will be difficult to ratify the trade agreement in parliaments.

        • http://freakoutnation.com/ Anomaly

          I see. So, like all countries they’re sneaking it in after discussing it privately. Such Democracy!

      • GuyFawkes

        They did, but until last saturday most of polish (and european) politics didn’t know what acta realy is. Now it will be difficult to ratify the trade agreement in parliaments.

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