I predict that Anonymous and entities like it will become far more significant over the next few years than is expected by most of our similarly irrelevant pundits and this will, no doubt, turn out to be just as much of an understatement as anything else that has been written on the subject. … This is the future , whether one approves or not, and the failure on the part of governments and media alike to understand , and contend with the rapid change now afoot, ought to remind everyone concerned why it is that this movement is necessary in the first place.Anonymous representative of Anonymous (group), in "Anonymous and the global correction", Aljazeera (16 February 2011)
When I hooked up with them I was still going to Narcotics Anonymous. But they were never into drugs. If it weren't for the band, I think I'd still be getting high.bert mccracken
Hello, leaders of Scientology. We are Anonymous.Dr Joss Wright Hackers retaliate over Megaupload website shutdown at BBC.co.uk (20 January 2012)
In the UAE it is now illegal to wear a Guy Fawkes mask , the iconic symbol of the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous. The clear implication of the new law is that the UAE government fears the power of the mask, and the Anonymous collective the mask represents.Michael Stone, in (Anonymous Operation Last Resort (2013))
Anonymous leaking is an ancient art and many websites publish documents from sources they cannot identify. What Wikileaks has done is to professionalise the operation. They have created a standard procedure for receiving, processing and publishing leaks.Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists' (FAS) Project on Government Secrecy — reported in Marks, Paul (May 10, 2008). "A fail-safe way to embarrass people in high places: Whistle-blowers can tell all without being traced, thanks to websites that anonymise their details". New Scientist (Reed Business Information): p. 28, Volume 198; Issue 2655.
I think this is the first time I’ve altered a book based on what you guys told me. So it’s an occasion! Soon I’ll be putting up polls to choose between plots, and then it’s a short stop to accepting Anonymous contributions and stapling them together while I sip margaritas on the deck of a Pacific cruise ship.max barry
The concentration camps, by making death itself Anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life. In a sense they took away the individual’s own death, proving that henceforth nothing belonged to him and he belonged to no one. His death merely set a seal on the fact that he had never existed.hannah arendt
I regard criticism as an art, and if in this country and in this age it is practiced with honesty, it is no more remunerative than the work of an avant-garde film artist. My dear Anonymous letter writers, if you think it is so easy to be a critic, so difficult to be a poet or a painter or film experimenter, may I suggest you try both? You may discover why there are so few critics, so many poets.Pauline Kael
He wants to live on through something and in his case, his masterpiece is his son… all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more Anonymous in this world.Arthur Miller
[T]he mass-man sees in the State an Anonymous power, and feeling himself, like it, Anonymous, he believes that the State is something of his own. Suppose that in the public life of a country some difficulty, conflict, or problem presents itself, the mass-man will tend to demand that the State intervene immediately and undertake a solution directly with its immense and unassailable resources. This is the gravest danger that to-day threatens civilisation: State intervention; the absorption of all spontaneous social effort by the State.josé ortega y gasset
I would rather have as my patron a host of Anonymous citizens digging into their own pockets for the price of a book or a magazine than a small body of enlightened and responsible men administering public funds. I would rather chance my personal vision of truth striking home here and there in the chaos of publication that exists than attempt to filter it through a few sets of official, honorably public-spirited scruples.john updike
The archeologist-and-elephant cartoon (created by Carrol Ellick and Richard Lange) was inspired by John Godfrey Saxe’s famous poem “the Blind Men and Elephant”. Saxe retold a parable from the Udana, a scripture of the Indian subcontinent. One Anonymous translation of the original concludes with the Buddha dispensing an uplifting verse.Stephen H. Lekson, in Salado Archaeology of the Upper Gila, New Mexico
The sand grain is Anonymous, waiting for rain and wind to sweep it away on an endless journey, to demonstrate its durability while its weaker companions fall by the way side. But it is called sand not because of what it is made of or its origins, bit because of how big it is.By Michael Welland in p.6 (Sand: The Never-ending Story)
The most surprising and provocative occasions are those when Lewis himself departs from civil libertarian free speech orthodoxy. He is not, it turns out, a fan of an unqualified federal shield law that would protect reporters from the obligation to reveal their Anonymous sources in criminal cases.Jeffrey Rosen (January 13, 2008). "Say What You Will - Freedom for the Thought That We Hate - Anthony Lewis - Book review". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved on November 6, 2012.
Its master whose Anonymous dust lay with that of his blood and of the progenitors of saxophone players in Harlem honky-tonks.william faulkner
I don't want to be part of the story. I want to be an Anonymous, quiet onlooker who tries to work out what the hell is happening - its not easy - and then tells other people about it. I don't like being a figure in the thing.John Simpson, interview in Barnes, Nicky (October 12, 2007). "Interview: John Simpson - John Simpson is one of the most respected journalists in the world. On a visit to Norwich he talked about his book Not Quite World's End, whether he will ever think of retiring and how life looks now he is the father - at 63 - of a new baby". BBC Norfolk (BBC). Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
Twenty years ago, on June 5, 1989, following weeks of huge protests in Beijing and a crackdown that resulted in the deaths of hundreds, a lone man stepped in front of a column of tanks rumbling past Tiananmen Square.:; The moment instantly became a symbol of the protests as well as a symbol against oppression worldwide an Anonymous act of defiance seared into our collective consciousnesses.Patrick Witty, "Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen," in The New York Times LENS Blog (2009) Witty, Patrick. Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen. The New York Times LENS Blog. Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
As the Streisand Effect gradually becomes required textbook material for any student of public relations, it's surprising to see that some organizations and individuals still prefer to operate in the pre-Streisand age of threats and court orders. For better or worse, the Internet does not adequately respond to the threat of legal action: One simply can't sue so many often Anonymous individuals from so many jurisdictions.Evgeny Morozov (December 26, 2008). "Free speech and the Internet: Living with the Streisand Effect". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved on October 29, 2012.
We share the collective idea of Anonymous worldwide; we are the people.We believe in non-violent, peaceful civil disobedience.Anonymous introductory page for Anonymous UK
We share the collective idea of Anonymous worldwide; we are the people . We believe in non-violent, peaceful civil disobedience.Anonymous introductory page for Anonymous UK
This disclosure is a godsend to the mainstream media just when the Dan Rather and Newsweek scandals are building momentum against Anonymous sources, along comes the shining knight of anonymity "Deep Throat" to the rescue.w. mark felt
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