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PRISM 2.0: From 9 to ‘thousands’ of technology and finance companies

When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.

Along with CIA takedown, information compromised at Homeland Security by Anonymous

The pace of attacks by cyber vigilantes seems to be increasing in 2012. Yesterday news broke that the website of the CIA was down, an attack for which Anonymous claimed responsibility. Today CNN is reporting that attacks also hit government agencies in Mexico and Alabama, and that “information was compromised” at Alabama’s Department of Homeland Security.

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Anonymous plans to continue where LulzSec left off

Even though hacker group LulzSec supposedly disbanded on Saturday, its members may simply be joining the Anonymous hacking collective to give it more protection. According to tweets from Anonymous, LulzSec members haven’t gone on hiatus but did drop the LulzSec name.

Tech readers swept up in web buzz around Osama bin Laden takedown

The story about Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s takedown has skyrocketed to the top of news aggregation sites like Condé Nast’s Reddit — showing that even tech geeks are rushing behind what might be one of the highest trafficked stories on the web of all time.