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Amazon Warns Employees About 'Million Mask March' On Seattle HQ Today (geekwire.com) 143

reifman writes: Amazon is warning employees not to wear clothing with company logos, and telling them to keep their badges out of sight as hundreds of people loyal to the hacktivist group Anonymous plan to march on the tech giant's Seattle headquarters this afternoon. A Facebook message from the Seattle-based group reads, "On November 5th, we will be rallying at Westlake Park in Seattle at 2pm, and then marching to the Federal Courthouse at 3pm, and from there, we shall march to Amazon for some serious lulz!. Teach-ins and rallies will continue throughout the remainder of the day."
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Amazon Warns Employees About 'Million Mask March' On Seattle HQ Today

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 05, 2015 @05:38PM (#50873319)

    I just walked from Westlake to the Weston, and I saw no protesters.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      I was just there 20 mins ago.. .shit is getting real. Cops are in riot gear.

  • by rsborg ( 111459 ) on Thursday November 05, 2015 @05:41PM (#50873345) Homepage

    No real reasoning or anything meaningful.

    Plus since when has Anon worked in meatspace? Seems like an easy way to get caught or otherwise expose yourself (fellow Anons, let's self-dox!)

    • This could be Anonymous's way of "Jack Welshing" its own ranks (thinning the weakest 10%). Have nothing better to do in the middle of the day than hang out in public at a "teach-in"? You're fired!

    • Plus since when has Anon worked in meatspace?

      I think it was when they had a lot of people running around in Guy Fawkes masks back when they were protesting Scientology. I don't really know if those people were the same Anonymous that does a lot of the other stuff Anonymous does (probably not) but I recall some of the protest meetups were pretty big.

  • by ThorGod ( 456163 ) on Thursday November 05, 2015 @05:44PM (#50873377) Journal

    What ever happened to them? The last time I remember them making headlines they declared war on ISIS.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Any group of retards can call themselves Anonymous. The name is literally nothing.

    • by Sibko ( 1036168 )

      Well, whatever affiliation this group ever had with 4chan has been dead for at least three years.

      Take "The allowance of rape culture and lack of any real justice in our courtrooms." as an example from a post further up. This isn't 4chan culture, it's tumblr/SJW culture. And if you don't believe me, feel free to visit 4chan any time and try to argue for that statement/position. You'll be lucky if you don't get a 400 post thread full of people calling you a cuck.

      Whoever is organizing this "hacktivist" (ugh) g

      • Your desire to apply a single viewpoint to 4chan is just as nonsensical as anyone else's attempt to assign one to Anonymous.
    • ISIS might actually fight back, so they decided to prop up the dying KKK by claiming Anon is fighting them, thus giving the KKK free publicity to attract new members.... I give it a 50% chance the core of Anon are secretly in favor of the KKK.

  • amazon, really?

    is the Seattle group just blatantly anti-commerce, or is there something Amazon did to lump them in with all the government injustices they're protesting against?

    • > is there something Amazon did

      You mean apart from being Amazon? [wikipedia.org]

      • wait, so Amazon shuts down transactions after existential threats from regulators and you blame Amazon?

    • As the subject says, Amazon sold them their Guy Fawkes masks for a profit, so they are being protested....
  • by captaindomon ( 870655 ) on Thursday November 05, 2015 @05:47PM (#50873395)
    Probably bought their masks on Amazon. That makes me chuckle to myself.
  • "Friday night on Ninsei.
    He passed yakitori stands and massage parlors, a franchised
    coffee shop called Beautiful Girl, the electronic thunder of an
    arcade. He stepped out of the way to let a dark-suited sarariman
    by, spotting the Mitsubishi-Genentech logo tattooed across the
    back of the man's right hand.

    Was it authentic? lf that's for real, he thought, he's in for
    trouble. If it wasn't, served him right. M-G employees above
    a certain level were implanted with advanced microprocessors
    that monitored mutagen levels

  • Is this a bad day to wear my Guy Fawkes mask, then?
  • March on Amazon, wearing your Guy Fawkes mask that you bought from... Amazon!
  • I worked IT help desk at eBay for a while. Since eBay doesn't have a phone number on the website, some users would call the operator to get the corporate phone number and start dialing extensions to find someone to pick up. I got few angry phone calls and couldn't help them, redirecting them back to the website. My coworkers and I used to joke around about angry villagers storming the cubicles with pitchforks and torches.
    • by grahamsaa ( 1287732 ) on Thursday November 05, 2015 @06:46PM (#50873721)
      The thing is, Amazon customer service is actually pretty great. I've never had a problem with them at all.
      • I once had an Amazon package walked off the doorstep. I waited a few days just in case it was a late delivery, called up Amazon on a Saturday morning and the replacement package arrived 12 hours later by special courier from a distribution center that was 800 miles away. Needless to say, I was impressed.
        • by neminem ( 561346 )

          Yep - a few months ago, a package didn't show up when it was supposed to. I likewise waited a couple extra days just in case, then opened a chat. Got a new package with the same contents delivered the next day, a free month of Prime, and bonus: the original package *did* show up, about a week later, and they said I could keep it.

      • by Gates82 ( 706573 )
        Back in 2003 or 2004 I ordered a product from Amazon and they shipped the wrong version of the product (CD instead of DVD installation). There was no phone number listed on their website and the return process did not have an option for "sent the incorrect product". I could not get a response from their customer service and was charge $5 to return the item. I have not been back to Amazon since. Newegg has worked for me. When I search for products I rarely see things that I would buy on Amazon for more
        • Back in 2003 or 2004 ...

          i am really curious how you could possibly think this is relevant.

          Newegg has worked for me.

          does newegg have garden shovels, dog food, halloween costumes, and sanitary wipes?

          I rarely see things that I would buy on Amazon for more then a few dollars cheaper

          i don't think anyone claims amazon is always the cheapest. it is always close to the cheapest, convenient, fast, dependable, a wide variety, and has great customer service (since 2004 anyway).

  • by DrXym ( 126579 ) on Thursday November 05, 2015 @06:58PM (#50873791)
    I'd be surprised if they manage to muster more than 2-300. And if they do anything remotely illegal it'll be the cops who get the lulz.
  • by 93 Escort Wagon ( 326346 ) on Thursday November 05, 2015 @08:41PM (#50874233)

    http://www.seattletimes.com/se... [seattletimes.com]

    And yes, at least some of the masks were purchased off Amazon.com - using one guy's mom's credit card.

  • Well, this will certainly raise awareness for their cause...uh...whatever, that might be.
  • Yeah, when I was in AF ROTC at Mich St Univ in 1969-1973 we were told to carry our ROTC uniforms to class in paper bags so we would not be jumped. The protesters did firebomb the Army ROTC building (1970). I went on to a career in the military bombing babies and holding cities hostage. Eventually I single handedly raped an entire civilization (retroactively, without my consent or knowledge) and established a male patriarchy.

I was playing poker the other night... with Tarot cards. I got a full house and 4 people died. -- Steven Wright