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Online anonymity icon dislikes Facebook model

AUSTIN, Texas – The founder of Internet anonymity haven 4chan thinks Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is mistaken when it comes to online identities. Remaining unknown online frees people to blaze ahead with creative endeavors they might otherwise shy away from for fear of being embarrassed, Christopher “moot” Poole said at…

4chan hacker who cracked Palin’s email gets 1 year, 1 day in custody

A former University of Tennessee student who was convicted of hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail during the 2008 presidential election has been sentenced to a year and a day in custody. A federal judge recommended Friday that David Kernell serve his time in at the Midway Rehabilitative Center on Magnolia…

Online pranksters vote to send Justin Bieber to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An online contest to decide where Canadian pop star Justin Bieber should go on tour next has been hijacked by a Web prank group that has been encouraging voters to send him to North Korea. With just a few hours left to vote, North Korea was the…

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