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Anonymous hackers’ Twitter account suspended, reinstated | Activist News

Anonymous hackers’ Twitter account suspended, reinstated

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NBC News
Dec. 19, 2012
By Suzanne Choney

For the second time in a month, one of the Twitter accounts used by the hacking group known as Anonymous was suspended. But this time the account, @YourAnonNews, with more than three-quarter of a million followers, was reinstated.

“You can’t suspend an idea,” @YourAnonNews tweeted Wednesday.

Indeed, you can’t, but the Twitter account was suspended briefly Wednesday; Twitter told NBC News it doesn’t comment on “individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.” The @YourAnonNews account is one of the hacking collective’s most followed on the short messaging blog.

Anonymous had announced it planned to digitally attack Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, with some of its members planning to picket funerals of the children killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The church is notorious for its pickets of military funerals, with members carrying signs blaming the deaths as ”God’s punishment” for America’s tolerance of homosexuality.

An image was posted by Anonymous showing the Social Security number of the church’s spokeswoman, Shirley Phelps-Roper, said TechNewsDaily, in violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service.

Twitter’s ToS says the site has the right  to “remove or refuse to distribute” content, or to suspend or terminate users who violate those terms, which include rules about privacy, publishing or posting specific threats of violence, impersonation, copyright or unlawful use.

Full Article Here – http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/anonymous-hackers-twitter-account-suspended-reinstated-1C7661419

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