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Hannah Kuchler

It’s #ThrowbackThursday, where the internet celebrates all things Michael Jackson and dodgy haircut-related. For Facebook, it is a chance to announce a retro app called Rooms from its Creative Labs team, the engineers and designers who play around with creating different kinds of social apps that may not be every Facebook users’ cup of tea.

According to the blogpost that accompanied its launch on Thursday, Rooms is a throwback to the “early days of the web” when it was about “connecting to people who you would never encounter otherwise in your daily life”. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Apple and the FBI have both denied any involvement in the alleged hacking attack which AntiSec, an offshoot of Anonymous, disclosed on TuesdayRead more

Tim Bradshaw

Anonymous, the amorphous hacktivist collective, has claimed its “largest attack ever” on 10 music industry and government websites in retaliation for Thursday’s shutdown of MegaUploadRead more

Tech news from around the web:

In a number of security issues exposed in the last 24 hours, Chinese hackers claim to have infiltrated the secure smart card system used by US Government employees, according to a report by AlienVaultRead more

Tim Bradshaw

As Robert Cookson and I reported today, Anonymous – the hacktivist group – has made a surprising change in tactics with the launch of Anonymous Analytics, a financial research group. Read more

Joseph Menn

The US Federal Communications Commission said on Monday it was investigating a controversial decision by a San Francisco regional transit authority to shut down wireless phone transmissions last weekRead more

Tech news from around the web:

Anonymous, the online activist group, has released thousands of names, e-mail and home addresses and phone numbers believed to be from myBart.org, an independent site that uses San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit open data services, TNW reports. The hacking is part of a retaliation by Anonymous for BART’s shutdown last week of cell phone services at some of its stations to disrupt planned demonstrations over a police shooting. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Jake Davis, the British teenager charged with a range of hacking offences as part of the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into Anonymous and Lulz Security, left a London courtroom in scrum of press and photographers on Monday after being released on bail. Read more

Joseph Menn

A London court granted a warrant on Friday for the extended detention of a teenager suspected of being a leader and spokesman for the hacking group Lulz SecurityRead more

Joseph Menn

As UK police said they arrested the alleged second of four co-founders of the hacking supergroup Lulz Security, one of those still at large branched out into a legal form of protest, promoting a boycott of PayPal. Read more