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Internet Vigilantes Lend a Hand to Iranian Protestors

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Anonymous, an amorphous band of hackers best known for rallying against the Church of Scientology, has jumped into Iranian election dispute. Working with The Pirate Bay–a massively trafficked site which helps point would-be music downloaders to what they’re looking for–Anonymous Iran has created a new site, offering how-tos on surfing online while remaining untrackable, skirting Iranian firewalls, finding other Twitter-based activists and (of course, given that this is Anonymous) attacking government Web sites.

Anonymous isn’t alone of course: Several guides to internet etiquette when helping the Iranian movement have been posted online.

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[Via Danger Room; image by Henk de Vries]CK