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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#300: Pizzas, Faxes and Robot Networks

August 23rd, 2011

Episode 402 of 964 episodes

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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