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Anonymous launches Twitter trending topics hijacking tool

Warwick Ashford

Hacktivist group Anonymous has launched a beta version of a tool that enables users to hijack trending topics on Twitter and tweet messages within them.

Called URGE (Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter), a beta software is available for download for Windows computers and requires .Net Framework 4 to work.

Anonymous criticised Twitter for not trending hash tags that actually serve a cause and mean something to free thinkers of the world.

"We recently have become tired of seeing trending topics on twitter that were redundant and 'pop culture' like," the group said in an online posting.

Anonymous said URGE will help raise awareness of issues around the world outside of "Jersey Shore" and "Sex".

Specifically, the group said the tool is a way of raising awareness of issues and "bashing corrupt politicians", but emphasised that URGE is not a hacking or exploit tool.

"It was created to make it easier for us to tweet faster without copying and pasting constantly," the posting said.

The posting was signed, "We Are Anonymous. We Are Legion. We Do Not Forgive. We Do Not Forget. EXPECT US!".


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