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thenextweb.com: Julian Assange shows up at Occupy London
Saturday saw over 1,000 cities worldwide swept by Occupy Protests, as the movement has gone global, and London was certainly no exception. London’s financial district attracted over 3,000 protesters, among them none other than Julian Assange, taking part in Occupy London Stock Exchange, or OccupyLSX.
Your Anon News posted images of Julian Assange arriving at the protest sporting an Anonymous mask, along with images without, proving that it was in fact the Wikileaks founder. The photographs, snapped by photographer Mike Kemp, tell part of the story of how Assange’s appearance at Occupy London was met.
Assange stated that a police officer forced him to remove the mask, and as a consequence, in a seemingly impromptu speech to one group of protesters, Assange spoke about anonymity, saying:
Under a new section used, people cannot wear masks in London, they cannot wear facial coverings in London, and that basic anonymity is denied to people. I say, that sometimes it may be legitimate to deny anonymity, but we should not accept it until Swiss bank account and offshore bank accounts are also denied of their anonymity.
Assange went on to say:
I ask that all of you demand that foreign bank accounts be opened up and made transparent, the same way that I today have been forced to be made transparent.
Assange’s appearance was met with cheers by most protesters, as well as some choice chants addressed at the media, with one protester reportedly shouting, “Let Jesus speak.” Not all of the protesters were welcoming, and before giving his speech, a group of protesters booed Assange, chanting “No heroes!”
To see Assange’s speech about anonymity at Occupy London, check out the video below:
thehackernews.com - Andy Zuckerberg : ‘No more anonymous on Internet’
The sister of Facebook CEO , Randi Zuckerberg wants to put an end to online anonymity.Fcaebook wants to force people to use their real names on Profiles. Randi Zuckerberg is Facebook’s marketing director, believes users would act much more responsibly on the Internet if real names at all times were compulsory.
Randi Zuckerberg was speaking during a presentation hosted on Tuesday by Marie Claire magazine on cyberbullying and social media. She said “the use of real names online could help curb bullying and harassment on the web.I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away… People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. … I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors.“ She added, “There’s so much more we can do…We’re actively tying to work with partners like Common Sense Media and our safety advisory committee.”
Whereas Christopher Poole, founder of 4chan says, “Where there’s no risk of failure, experimentation flourishes. On websites that require you to login via Facebook, the cost of failure is really high because you’re contributing as yourself. As a result, mistakes are attributed to who you are. I believe real names should only be required in scenarios where your actions can hurt others; in other cases, anonymity is just fine.”
31.05.2011 - Interview with Julian Assagne (part I.)
The interview took place in Ellingham Hall, the mansion on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk where Assange temporarily resides under house arrest while fighting extradition to Sweden.