'Anonymous' hacktivists expose the intelligence gap

Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 22:00

As long as western governments fail to live up to their ideals, there will be those who are determined to embarrass them.

I have pointed out before that if people feel that the usual democratic routes are pointless they will find means of direct action and protest. Many balk at Anonymous's apparent disregard for the potential human collateral in their methods – but there is no denying that its mix of satire and activism is a powerful combination.