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Anonymous Threatens to ‘Remove’ BART Over Censorship Fiasco

Anonymous Threatens to ‘Remove’ BART Over Censorship Fiasco

On Friday, we reported on the chilling story of BART shutting down cell phone services in an effort to avert a protest. The move created quite a stir and now, Anonymous, is threatening to take action.

It’s the latest in a series of controversies around the world regarding censorship. Previously, British prime minister David Cameron wanted to stop people from communicating on social media in an effort to stop some of the riots that were happening. More recently, BART ordered the shut down of all cell phone services in a sub way because a protest might have occurred.

It caught the attention of many and that includes Anonymous who wasn’t exactly thrilled about what went down. In a recent statement, Anonymous described the actions by BART as an “outage was unacceptable”.

The posting also goes on to describe what actions will be taken:

1) We have begun at once a massive Black Fax and E-Mail Bomb action, where we will fill every inbox and fax machine at BART with thousands of copies of our message that this outage was unacceptable.

2) Tomorrow, Sunday – August 14, 2011 at High Noon Pacific Time we, Anonymous – will remove from the internet the web site of BART located at www.bart.gov for exactly six hours. That’s twice as long as they shut off the cell phones for.

3) On Monday – August 15, 2011 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time there will be a physical protest at the Civic Center Bart Station. Expect us !

The statement also goes on to say, “We sincerely hope that this series of actions will serve as a warning to BART and every public organization in the USA to NOT engage in this sort of dangerous and human rights violating behavior.”

No doubt BART will be in damage control in the midst of all this even if their website isn’t “removed” on Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see what will occur in the next 48 hours to say the least.

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Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson is perhaps one of the more well-known file-sharing and technology news writers around. A journalist in the field since 2005, his work has had semi-regular appearances on social news websites and even occasional appearances on major news outlets as well. Drew founded freezenet.ca and still contributes to ZeroPaid. Twitter | Google Plus
thinksyou'redumbandlame
thinksyou'redumbandlame

i take it back. you put you logo up there. no havoc, but it seems you could have done more if you wanted to. props for not fucking with the people; i dig the message.

Bart Rider
Bart Rider

The most egregious “outrage” of the BART protests is the misguided idea that preventing people from coming home from work and picking up their kids from daycare on time is an acceptable form of peaceful protest. It is not. It is instead an act of terrorism and it should be punished.Anonymous complains of “dangerous and human rights violating behavior”. Doesn’t Anonymous understand that preventing working parents from coming home from work to pick up their kids from day care is a far worse form of “dangerous and human rights violating behavior”. Isn’t the freedom to work an obvious “human right” that Anonymous is trying to take away from innocent commuters? Isn’t the freedom to pick up your kids from day care an obvious “human right”?As a parent, a working American and a commuter, Anonymous is violating my basic human rights, and I feel that the police need to do whatever is necessary to prevent further crimes against innocent commuters. Certainly, Anonymous needs to spend some time in jail.

PTK4
PTK4

It is on like Donkey Kong

thinksyou'redumbandlame
thinksyou'redumbandlame

lol 12:45 PST and www.bart.gov is still up and running. you guys must be super hackers; you took the site down and put it back up in 45 minutes. WOW. go fuck yourselves. why say it if you have NO WAY to make it happen, now i can't trust a word you say; which is fine cuz i already thought you were dumbass.



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