When the Ku Klux Klan Promised "Lethal Force" Against Ferguson Protesters, Anonymous Struck Back

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When the Ku Klux Klan Promised "Lethal Force" Against Ferguson Protesters, Anonymous Struck Back
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Over the weekend, reports emerged that the Ku Klux Klan passed out fliers and warnings indicating they would enact "lethal force" against Ferguson protesters should they display aggression in response to the grand jury hearing of the Michael Brown shooting.

Hactivist group Anonymous did not take kindly to these threats.

As of the morning November 16, the Ku Klux Klan still had control over their own tweets, as you're seeing from their official Twitter feed here (who knew that abject hate could be so tuned in to social media trends?). Just later that evening Anonymous seized the Twitter account to use to their own ends, changing its profile picture to their own iconic image and tweeting things like this:



The moral of the story is the same as always: Just don't bother getting on Anonymous's bad side.

Anonymous Job of the Day

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Anonymous Job of the Day
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Anonymous has been running on a busy schedule for the past couple of days, infiltrating and defacing a number of commercial and entertainment websites like ImageShack, Symantec, Paypal and NBC Saturday Night Live, not to mention its ambitious plan to bring down Zynga and Facebook. The latest hacking spree was launched in observance of the Guy Fawkes Day, an annual commemoration of the failed Gunpowder Plot against King James I of England in 1605, which has become an unofficial holiday for the Anonymous movement in recent years.

How To of the Day

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How To of the Day: Remembered the 5th of November, but forgot your Guy Fawkes mask? Self-taught makeup artist Erin Lynn shows you how to transform your face into the iconic countenance of the infamous Gunpowder Plot planner.

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Demonstration Aid of the Day

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Demonstration Aid of the Day
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Demonstration Aid of the Day: Just in time for the 5th of November, Matthew Borgatti's foldable OWS/Guy Fawkes bandana mask is now available for pre-order on Etsy, and comes complete with printed "protesting advice about dealing with police, sharing your location, who to call in the event of legal troubles, and more."

Sure, it'll set you back $16.50, but at least y

Drug War of the Day

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Drug War of the Day: The hacker collective known as Anonymous released a video statement recently, warning Los Zetas -- one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels -- that it would release identities of its collaborators and names of its money-laundering fronts if the syndicate did not return a k

Occupy Wall Street News Round Up of the Day

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Occupy Wall Street News Round Up of the Day: MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell delivers a scathing excoriation of the criminally under-reported police brutality exhibited during last weekend's Occupy Wall Street protests.

The footage of police officers dragging women by their hair and tackling civilians to the ground simply for holding a video c

Occupy Wall Street News Round Up of the Day

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Occupy Wall Street News Round Up of the Day
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Occupy Wall Street News Round Up of the Day: A week after the "occupation" of Wall Street began with a "Day of Rage," the peaceful demonstration took a turn for the violent as tensions between police and protesters boiled over.

Between 80 and 100 members of the so-called