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#1 Hum

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 17:10

The American military has turned off its wi-fi service inside the prison at Guantanamo Bay following threats by the hacker collective Anonymous.

Access to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, from military computers has also been blocked because of the threat.

Anonymous had threatened to "disrupt activities" at the base, in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike.

It launched "Operation Guantanamo" on Saturday, 18 May.

At the end of April, 100 of the 166 Guantanamo Bay inmates were staging a hunger strike over conditions in the jail and their ongoing imprisonment.

The Anonymous three-day campaign began on the 100th day of the strike.

The group used social media to encourage others to send "twitterstorms, email bombs and fax bombs" in order to raise awareness of the protest.

Protests were also staged outside the White House and the prison itself.

The phone numbers of the White House and various military command centres were also posted on the Anonymous website.

"We stand in solidarity with the Guantanamo hunger strikers," reads a message written by the group.

"We will shut down Guantanamo."

No disruption had been reported so far, Lt Col Samuel House told the Associated Press news agency.

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#2 Javik

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 17:12

It seems that, once again, Anonymous are getting political activism and petty acts of Internet vandalism mixed up.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 17:17

so all this time, Guantanamo prisoners enjoy wi-fi ?

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 23:58

I don't know why Guantanamo needs internet.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 00:48

I don't know why Guantanamo needs internet.


Um to torrent Game of Thrones.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:00

I don't know why Guantanamo needs internet.


Staff?? I doubt the inmates would have internet access, that would be asking for trouble :wacko:

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:09

so all this time, Guantanamo prisoners enjoy wi-fi ?


The only thing Guantanamo prisoners get to "enjoy" is being tortured.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:14

The only thing Guantanamo prisoners get to "enjoy" is being tortured.


is the connection really that slow?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:18

is the connection really that slow?


It's faster than the speed at which they are getting justice.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:27

It's faster than the speed at which they are getting justice.


I have heard alot of whispers and myths etc about that place but no solid evidence (have not looked in all honesty)

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:36

they should have ordered them a whole bunch of pizza's too!