Episode: Anonymous Declares "Total War" on IS


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Anonymous Declares "Total War" on IS
The online platform Telegram has suspended a number of accounts linked to IS and the online hacking collective Anonymous has declared "total war" on IS after the attacks in Paris. It is not the first time they have had IS in their sights. But what does it mean? Is the move against IS significant? Anonymous’s tactics have often been controversial, sometimes illegal, and do not always win them support. As so-called Islamic State vows to fight back, what, asks Becky Milligan, is Anonymous likely to achieve and will its strategy help or hinder the fight against extremism? Won’t those members of IS who communicate via Twitter or other social networks just open new accounts? Click reports on the imagined power of Anonymous. 100 Women Click hears from the computer scientist and roboticist, Maja Matarić, a professor at the University of Southern California, about overcoming the limits imposed by the historically masculine world of her chosen discipline. Playable City Lagos Click talks to Olamide Udo-Udoma, Head of Future Lagos about Playable City Lagos. It is an initiative to use tech to make Lagos smarter, using networks and sensors to join up services and collect data, as a drive for efficiency. Playable City Lagos, supported by the British Council and the arts organisation, Watershed, has just launched a call for participants with creative ideas for the scheme. Tangerine Tangerine is an award-winning film shot entirely on iPhones. Click interviews the director, Sean Baker, about the constraints that came with such low budget film making on the quality of the film, and the scale and scope of the technology. (Photo caption: A man wearing a mask associated with Anonymous makes a statement in this still image from a video released on November 16, 2015 © Social Media Website via Reuters)

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Digital Planet > Anonymous Declares 'Total War' on IS

The online platform Telegram has suspended a number of accounts linked to IS and the online hacking collective Anonymous has declared "total war" on IS after the attacks in Paris. It is not the first time they have had IS in their sights. But what does it mean? Is the move against IS significant? Anonymous’s tactics have often been controversial, sometimes illegal, and do not always win them support...
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