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The Nine Commandments of Covering Anonymous

The first time that I heard about Anonymous was four years ago. I was then a rookie writer at the Phoenix, and our receptionist patched through a cold call from a self-described unmasked hacker named Gregg Housh.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 31, 2012
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South By Southwest gets a dose of Occupation

Even before Occupy protesters rallied on Sixth Street last Friday — bandanas wrapped around their grills, middle fingers raised — you could easily argue that social justice was the centerpiece of South by Southwest 2012.
Anonymous wrecks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 23, 2012
TJI: Mass Pirate Party Conference

Putting the 'Arrrr' in DRM

Forget Talk Like a Pirate Day. In the 2012 elections, November 6 will be Vote Like a Pirate Day — if you happened to have joined a growing number of hackers and Internet activists and registered as a member of the Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP).
Booty Call
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 09, 2012

The never-ending saga of accused #Occupy embezzler Paul “Fetch” Carnes, who is now suing the movement


If there's one thing I learned about the nation-trotting Occupy troll Paul Carnes (a/k/a Paul Fetch) in profiling him last month, it's that he's relentless....
By Chris Faraone  |  November 23, 2011
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'Anonymous Boston' addresses the media's role in covering inner-city homicides

Jermaine Perry was shot multiple times and left for dead on his Mattapan doorstep on December 29, 2008.
Paying Respects
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 04, 2011
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Review: Anonymous

For most folks, if Shakespeare didn't write those plays, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Nor does it seem a likely topic for Roland Emmerich, whose films usually are about the end of the world.
Absurd entertainment
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2011


Who is Paul Fetch? (hint: not just the guy who allegedly ripped off #OccupyBoston for thousands)

Who is Paul Fetch? (hint: not just the guy who allegedly ripped off #OccupyBoston for thousands)


There's not yet been enough time to process everything that happened at last night's Occupy Boston General Assembly. At least not in a journalistically responsible...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 26, 2011
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The 32 most anticipated films of fall

You can go home again, at least in this fall's movies. Just don't expect the home you return to or the family you end up with to resemble the traditional kind.
From Twilight to Paranormal Activity 3 , this season Hollywood focuses on families
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 16, 2011
FREE DOWNLOAD from BMP Winner Moe Pope (featuring Anonymous) - "Ay"

FREE DOWNLOAD from BMP Winner Moe Pope (featuring Anonymous) - "Ay"


Ay - Moe Pope feat. Anonymous mp3 by The Brain Trust Some free fire from Moe Pope, Anonymous, and The Brain Trust to thank fans...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 21, 2011

PlayStation Network hack knocks service out "indefinitely"


Six days ago, the PlayStation Network went down. Although some users can manage to get Netflix and other services to work, video gaming online continues...
By Maddy Myers  |  April 26, 2011
This week in the Phoenix: Singing robots, stoner aliens, and book squads with blast-freezers

This week in the Phoenix: Singing robots, stoner aliens, and book squads with blast-freezers


Looking for a little weekend reading? Here's what made its way into the fishwrap this week.[theater] Love and RobotsChris Dahlen's behind-the-scenes look at Tod Machover's...
By Ariel Shearer  |  March 19, 2011


Anonymous 'Freedom of Information' Rally

Anonymous unmasked

Anonymous — the amorphous online conglomerate who like to rumble with Scientologists and 11-year-old camwhores — usually live up to their name.
Crazy Like a Fawkes
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: Anonymous at 'Freedom of Information' Rally

Members of the protest group Anonymous hold a rally for 'Freedom of Information' at the Boston Commons on February 19, 2011.
Anonymous on the Boston Commons | February 19, 2011
By CHRISSY BULAKITES  |  February 25, 2011
“Battling Scientology” Follow-Up

“Battling Scientology” Follow-Up


  Depending on whom you ask, Massachusetts-based protest organizer Gregg Housh had a major victory – or a significant loss – in Boston Municipal Court...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 24, 2008
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Battling Scientology

In a world wracked with uncertainty, there is at least one thing you can bet on: pick a fight with the Church of Scientology, and its leaders will fight back — always with vigor, often with a vengeance, and sometimes with litigation that can be long and
Anonymous's Gregg Housh is committed to bringing down the Church of Scientology. Is he a gadfly or a goon?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2008
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Photos: Guy Fawkes Day


Anonymous protest against Church of Scientology, Boston, MA, October 11, 2008
By MATT TEUTEN  |  October 15, 2008