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The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Author Cole Stryker

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to Cole Stryker who wrote the books Epic Win For Anonymous about the hacktivist group Anonymous, and Hacking The Future about the value of anonymity on the internet and why we should fight to keep it.

They talk about what 4chan actually is and how the group Anonymous is associated with it, how the mainstream media often portrays them in a much darker light than what the reality is and what the group is able to do.

"I describe Anonymous as being a few geniuses surrounded by a legion of cheerleaders, or a few geniuses [...]

Stephen Colbert Winks at Anonymous with a Split-Second Guy Fawkes Mask

Group of angry nerds/hackers Anonymous have been in the news lately for battling all sorts of groups, from the enemies of Wikileaks to Scientology to the Westboro Baptist Church. On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen interviewed Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald about the group and about how HB Gary's plan to take the group down backfired. But here's the interesting thing: in the middle of the interview, for a split second, Colbert had a Guy Fawkes mask transposed over his face. The mask, from the comic book/movie V for Vendetta is a sort of mascot for the group (I know). Look for it in the below interview at the 3:23 mark.

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