Anonymous posts list of email passwords for anti-LGBT folks

I’m generally sympathetic to Anonymous’s tactics (or, at least, their general approach), but I’m not sure this recent move is helpful to anyone: They’ve recently provided a list of hundreds of passwords to email accounts for those they call “The Most Active Anti-LGBT Members on the Web” (available here). But what is to be done with those passwords? Now, a whole bunch of people can either annoy the account owners or actually ruin lives or at least get sensitive information. I’m not sure this is useful, because for one, it seems like posting these relies on an ethics of retribution that won’t actually effect any change, and second, because there’s no context for who these people are. What makes these people “The Most Active Anti-LGBT Members on the Web”? What have they done, and in what contexts?

The logic that informs this dump is concerning.

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2 Responses to Anonymous posts list of email passwords for anti-LGBT folks

  1. Anonymous says:

    for the lulz, of course.

    Now Anonymous will probably rummage through thousands of accounts and reveal more goodies it finds.

  2. Michael says:

    of course for the lulz, but what “good” does that actually do?

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