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Anonymous India Releases Reliance’s Site Block List; Calls For On-Ground Protest On June 9th 2012

Anonymous Operation India (AnonOps India) has accused Reliance (Communications) of going beyond the mandate given to it by courts and the government and blocking sites without authorization. In an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) based press conference hosted at anonops.com, anonymous Anonymous Operation India members said that they hacked into Reliance's servers and obtained a list of all government blocked websites, as well as links to sites that have been blocked by Reliance, including links to search results and blogs on a Satish Seth. The speaker also accused the media of maintaining silence and not covering leaks of lists of websites, and accused the ISP of unblocking websites only to block them again. They said that they hacked into BIGCinema, and shared documents with ticket scans, also claimed that they had access to Credit Card information, but chose not to disclose it in order to protect users. AnonOps India has also planned a protest for June 9th 2012, asking citizens to protest these blocks by wearing a mask. In addition, they mentioned that facebook pages of protesting Air India staff had also been blocked. They shared the following video during the Q&A. During the Q&A, the group said that "(Anti) Piracy is just a tool and excuse for them (the Government) to take control over the web, our last medium of free speech", adding that and that P2P is not a crime and if piracy has to be prevented then specific URLs should be blocked, not entire websites. "VIMEO for example…

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