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Web activists threaten World Cup

Protests are expected at this year's World Cup
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Reports in Brazil suggest that online activists are threatening to disrupt the World Cup.

There have been major protests in Brazil against what many believe to be extravagant expenditure in a country that struggles to provide basic health and education to its citizens.

"We are already making plans... I don't think there is much they can do to stop us," one activist told the Reuters press agency.

The activists reportedly said that the World Cup offered an unprecedented global audience and an opportune moment to target sites operated by world football's governing body FIFA, the Brazilian government and corporate sponsors.

"The attacks will be directed against official websites and those of companies sponsoring the cup," said an activist known as Che Commodore.

"It's fast, damaging and relatively simple to carry out."


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