“Many believe “hacktivism”, or online activism, is a legitimate form of protest but this young man quickly discovered the authorities believe otherwise.
Matthew George loved the internet. The 22-year-old confessed loner from Newcastle used to spend almost all of his waking hours online in chat rooms and social networking sites.
But in October 2009 this online existence was suddenly threatened. The Rudd government had announced its plan to censor the internet. George was outraged. George would now add political activism to his previously mundane internet activities, as he began communicating with members of the internet activist group Anonymous.”