And J.P. Barlow is evidently reluctant to abandon his iPhone over GoogleMaps, not this? Did we miss something?


Antisec hactivists have published a document denouncing the FBI surveillance of more than 12 million American iPhone owners. The hacker group describes this act as highly political.

12,367,232 unique iPhone identifiers, sometimes with personal information, such as addresses and telephone numbers, are being held by the FBI. Hactivists benefited from a flaw with Java to recover documents from the professional computer of an FBI agent. As proof, they published about a million of these details, removing any information which was too personal.

This is not merely an act of bravado by the group Antisec, who justify their actions in a long and well written political press release. At the annual hackers conference in Las Vegas, an NSA general arrived to teach participants a lesson: hacking, yes, but to help the state and to improve national security. In an ironic move, hackers decided to honour this statement by “testing” the FBI’s…

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