Afternoon Doubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Lucy Liu will play Dr Watson in American TV Sherlock Holmes series called Elementary…surprisingly this isn’t a joke – (Empire Magazine)

Great story about infamous punk band MC5 playing at a Catholic high school back in 1969 – (Just Kill Yourself)

Wikileaks and Anonymous have teamed up to publish some fascinating information about an intelligence firm’s dirty little secrets – (Wired)

Apple nerds get themselves in a tizzy over a picture of a cargo plane which may or may not be full of iPad 3s – (9 to 5 Mac)


WTF! The Met police ‘loaned’ Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, a horse! – (The Guardian)

Of course there’s an obligatory Twitter account now For Rebekah Brooks’ horse – (@RebekahsHorse)

Google doesn’t take it’s own advice – (College Humor)

Google’s new privacy settings may breach EU data protection laws – (N Europe)

Hacker Group Anonymous Target The Mexican Drug Cartels!

They’ve been labelled as ‘hacktivists‘ by various different news sources and their actions so far have been condemned, (except us of course by us…come on, we’re pirates), for hacking the systems of various different mulit-national companies and Government agencies and causing a right Royal mess.

But now it seems Anonymous pose a major problem for the mainstream media as more recently they’ve targeted criminals and paedophiles. Earlier this month it was reported that the group had launched a cyber attack on over 40 websites, which allegedly contained pornographic content featuring children. In addition to bringing those sites down it was also claimed that the hacker group published the names and personal information of the 1,589 people who regularly used the sites.

But now Anonymous have entered into the dangerous world of the Mexican drug trade and have released a video, warning a specific cartel, (The Zetas), that if one of their hackers isn’t released, (apparently he/she was kidnapped from a street protest by the cartel), they will publish the identities and information pertaining to all the drug syndicate’s associates, including corrupt police officials and all the cartel’s business dealings.

Website have the full story along with the following translation from the video above:

“You made a huge mistake by taking one of us. Release him…We cannot defend ourselves with a weapon… It won’t be difficult; we all know who they are and where they are located,”

“We demand his release. If anything happens to him, you sons of bitches will always remember this upcoming November 5.”

Of course if Anonymous honour their threat and publish the names and information of those involved with The Zetas how will the mainstream media react? How do you celebrate the actions of a group who you’ve vilified?


Hacker Group Anon Intend To Kill Facebook On Nov 5th.

Or do they? There is some confusion around the purported official release of a press video from hacker group Anonymous, which popped up online recently, in which they threaten to ‘kill’ Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day.

The reason? Abuse of privacy and the fact that Facebook never truly deletes any of your information even when you have left the social networking site. But this is where things get a little hazy, apparently sources inside Anonymous maintain they have nothing to do with this threat and that it may be a splinter move by members of Anonymous without the blessing of the group as a whole. Regardless of the confusion surrounding the video its been reported that Facebook will take it’s servers offline on November 5th as a precautionary measure which in a way means Anonymous, (or whatever splinter group is behind this threat), have accomplished their mission.

For more info and updates on this story chart a course for HERE.