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A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
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The hacker group Anonymous has been grabbing headlines this year for attacking the websites of Sony, the Egyptian government and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

Unlike other cybercriminals, the group doesn't appear to be hacking these websites for financial gain — so why do they do it? Why do they spend so much time and effort shutting down these sites?

Today on the podcast we talk to some close observers of Anonymous to find out how they operate and what they want.

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