Disruption To Cambridge-Oxford Boatrace & Hackers Hit Home Office

There seems to be a whiff of political activism in the air, lately.

Firstly, the Cambridge-Oxford Boatrace had to be restarted after a protester in a wetsuit swam in front of the boats and nearly got his head taken off by an oar.

Trent Oldfield was arrested for a breach of the peace, after being pulled from the water. The race was restarted and Cambridge won.

v for vendetta movie vHe reminds me very much of the man who gatecrashed the phonehacking enquiry and stuck a foam pie in Rupert Murdoch face, it wasn’t funny but Murdoch had it coming.

Oldfield will appear at Feltham Magistrates’ Court on April 23 charged with a Section Five offence under the Public Order Act, said Scotland Yard.

In other news, hackers brought the Home Office website down in a backlash against Government extradition and surveillance policies.

The site was brought down by a denial of service attack, where the hackers bombard the page with requests until it breaks.

A group called Anonymous claimed responsibility with statements appearing on Twitter stating that the action was brought about because of the ‘UK’s draconian surveillence proposals’ and ‘disjointed extradition treaty with the US’.

To paraphrase V, “Where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame……?”.

Yet More Spaceman :close