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Anonymous Sony Centre sit-ins fail to cause a stir

Monday, 18th April 2011 13:03 GMT By Stace Harman

After stating last week that it was dissatisfied with the out of court settlement between Sony and George ‘GeoHot’ Hotz, hacktivist group Anonymous went ahead with its planned in-store protests over the weekend. Reports suggest it was far from anarchy.

The action, dubbed Operation Sony, followed accusations by Anonymous of Sony’s “privacy infringement.”

“By forcing social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook to hand over IP addresses of those who have viewed [videos demonstrating PlayStation hacking techniques, Sony has] performed an act of privacy invasion,” the group said via a YouTube video.

The protest was intended to disrupt business at Sony Centres around the globe, though reports from the official Facebook page suggest that participation was low. Videos have emerged of the one or two UK-based stores apparently remaining closed in response to the proposed action, though demonstrator turnout at these stores was also low or non-existent.

Anonymous has announced via its Facebook page that the protests will continue.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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13 Comments

  1. daytripper

    I was hoping the cops would have give em a good kicking

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Seems it all falls apart when it requires teenage drama-queens to actually get out of bed in order to protest. :-D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Anonymous and Facebook?

    Wow……..

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    “…hacktivist group Anonymous…”

    Can we stop acting like this is some important and meaningful group of people here? Have you ever looked at their Youtube channel? Until this Sony thing got promoted on gaming websites, their videos received almost no exposure at all, despite video threats against the likes of… the Egyptian government.

    I mean, were this actually the official Anonymous Youtube channel, I might take this somewhat seriously. But it isn’t. They’re a bunch of amateurs following an Internet fad because they have nothing better to do with their lives.

    Stop giving these retarded individuals attention, please.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Zurtech

    Wow, there’s a shocker. I never saw that comin in my crystal ball, honest. -_^

    #5 3 years ago
  6. joseangelhe

    @#3 Yeah…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. KrazyKraut

    failonymous

    #1 agreed mate

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Cee

    Well, they plan to do another protest in which they claim the first was a moderate success

    http://vgn365.com/2011/04/18/anonymous-sony-well-be-launching-largest-protest-ever-we-really-mean-it/

    http://vgn365.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/OpSony.png

    Just quit while you’re not even ahead, already.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 I think that second picture says it all really.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Jesus fucking H Christ. I despair. What a rack of wankers.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TVs Everywhere

    This is just sad now. Someone should really tell the OpSony group that they’re profusely embarrassing themselves for all the internet to see.

    Actually, scratch that. Nobody should tell them. I could use with more laughs.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Dannybuoy

    I laugh in their general direction

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    This:
    http://oi55.tinypic.com/fdavrk.jpg

    #13 3 years ago

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