2015: ISIS Twitter Accounts Traced to… UK Government Computers

In a move that will surely conjure fumbled narratives and cheeky excuses from the rouge British government, four young hackers have traced at least three ISIS Twitter accounts to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), based out of London. The group calls themselves VandaSec traced several online-jihadi accounts via their IP addresses (an IP address is an identification number for computers of all types) at first, to Saudi Arabia. Later, upon deeper digging, the hackers unearthed information linking these accounts directly to British government computers based out of the DWP. Sure enough after the news broke British officials responded by stating the IP addresses were sold as part of a much larger ‘bulk sale’ to Saudi Arabian based telecoms companies. “We think carefully about which companies we sell addresses to, but how their customers use this internet connection is beyond our control.” A Cabinet official was quoted as […] Read More

2015: The 10 Greatest Anti-Establishment Rock Songs

When it comes to fighting the powers that be, there are many tools at your disposal. You can protest and you can share critical information with your friends and family. You can separate yourself from the system by growing your own food, saving your money outside of the banks, and learning natural ways to heal your body. You can even vote with your feet by moving to more freedom minded areas; or when all else fails, you can stand your ground and fight them with everything at your disposal. But where does the motivation come from? What is it that sets the fire in our hearts, and drives us to fight what we perceive to be wrong? While the reasons may differ from person to person, I would argue that the greatest wellspring of resistance to tyranny, often comes from art. The books we read, the movies we watch, […] Read More