PETA takes its fight to other animal entertainment

May 19, 2017
The campaign against Ringling Bros. is over. Now activists have more energy to take on Hollywood.
PETA spends millions of dollars each year organizing grassroots campaigns against animal abuse. Above, activists protest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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The former Mormon who created a hacktivist website

Apr 28, 2017
Ryan McKnight believed his church needed greater transparency.
“Our goal is to promote transparency within the Mormon Church,” said Ryan McKnight, creator of MormonLeaks, a website where users post information anonymously about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Above, a line of people wait outside the Provo City Center Temple.
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Alexandra Elbakyan's Sci-Hub is 'hacktivism on a grand scale'

Apr 28, 2017
Should we be able to access academic articles without paywalls?
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How hacktivism intersects with the law

Apr 28, 2017
Activists are using technology, sometimes illegally, to promote social and political change. What kind of legal backlash do they face?
A demonstrator, and supporter of the group Anonymous, rests during a protest against corrupt governments and corporations in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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Founder of hacker group LulzSec explains the chaos of hacktivism

Apr 28, 2017
“Did I help the cause or did I hurt the cause?” asks Hector Monsegur, otherwise known by his hacker handle Sabu.
“When you're using hacking to disrupt a government without an understanding of all the consequences, that's when I start to feel like there's a lot more chaos than sense,” said Hector Monsegur, founder of the hacker group LulzSec and a director at Rhino Security.
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Is ‘hacktivism’ a force for good … or chaos?

Apr 28, 2017
Hackers are 'the best parts of science and information sharing,' research scientist Chester Wisniewski told us. It's part of our special series.
“I am a proudly a hacker, and I get very irritated when hacker is used as a pejorative or to mean criminal activity, because I think hackerism represents our best,” Chester Wisniewski says.
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'She persisted': Women pack tattoo shop for solidarity in ink

Feb 24, 2017
Soon after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the Senate floor Minneapolis women took words from Sen. Mitch McConnell and turned them on their head, using 'nevertheless, she persisted' as a rallying cry for proponents of women's rights.
Kyle Mack tattoos the phrase "she persisted" on to the arm of Lindsay Wenner inside the Brass Knuckle Tattoo Shop in Minneapolis Tuesday, Feb. 21.
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