Yik Yak App Can Reveal User Data To PoliceInternet users of the Yik Yak social media app popular among college students aren't nearly as anonymous as they believe.
Group Of Anonymous Artists Claim Responsibility For Effigies Hanging On Nooses At UC BerkeleyA group of anonymous artists claimed responsibility for effigies of two black men and a woman hanging from nooses on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Saturday.
Hacker Group Anonymous Claims Credit For Oakland, OPD Website ShutdownsThe city of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department websites have been out intermittently since Tuesday night and the hacker group Anonymous is taking responsibility.
Bay Area Police Worry About Possible Bullying, Threats Via Yik Yak AppA new social media has become a phenomenon among kids and teens, thanks to its ability for users to remain anonymous. But law enforcement and parents worry the anonymity of the Yik Yak app is leading to cyberbullying and threats of violence.
Anonymous Hackers Take Over Ku Klux Klan Twitter Account, Reveal Members After Ferguson TauntsAs the nation waits for the grand jury to decide whether to indict a Ferguson, Missouri police officer of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the hacker activist group Anonymous has gone after the Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter accounts.
Flag-Flying Marin Residents Attacked By Anonymous Letter Writer For ‘Confused’ PatriotismThe Marin Independent Journal reports that a number of people received poorly-written photocopied letters addressed to “resident” that assumed the homeowners were Conservative and did not support the “black president.” The letter claims that flying the flag makes people no more patriotic than anyone else and is appears to be a “moronic statement” which is “not cute.”
San Francisco’s Old Mint To Hold Rare Coin Exhibit & Auction For New Museum An anonymous California couple is about to cash in on their buried treasure, but will first loan their coins to the old U.S. Mint in San Francisco for an exhibition.
Facebook To Allow Users To Log In To 3rd Party Apps AnonymouslyFacebook says it will let users log in to apps anonymously, without sharing their identities and personal information with mobile applications they don’t trust.
Larry Magid: Apps That Enable Anonymous Comments Online People are used to commenting online through social networks, but as their contact list grows they may want to be more careful. Larry talks about apps that allow anonymity.
Feds Charge Former NorCal Journalist Of Conspiring With 'Anonymous' HackersThe Justice Department is charging a former web producer for the Sacramento-based FOX station KTXL of conspiring with members of the hacker group "Anonymous" to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website.
Purple Heart Found Pinned To Teddy Bear In Anonymous Tribute For Santa Cruz OfficersA Purple Heart medal was found pinned to a teddy bear as an anonymous tribute to two Santa Cruz officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Oakland Zoo Receives Anonymous $1 Million DonationChristmas came early for the Oakland Zoo this year in the form of an anonymous $1 million check.