Anonymous is in the news again for the digital sit ins they conducted against organizations trying to choke Wikileaks’ funding, as well as others perceived to be curtailing freedom of information. Not discussed in this piece by Al Jazeera, is the evolution of the campaign being conducted by Anonymous into Operation:Leakspin and the recently completed Operation:Paperstorm.
Leakspin is a call to the globe to read and publish the leaked cables, possibly covering critical revelations ignored by mainstream media. Paperstorm is a campaign to make people aware that the information is out there, that anyone can contribute to its uncovering and dissemination and still remain anonymous.
Net neutrality is already severely threatened when private companies can determine what we can view, who we provide money to and how and even kick us off the web for just the suspicion we may violate ‘terms of service’.