The hacker group Anonymous took credit for interrupted service of the city of Austin website this morning, citing the Austin Police Department's violence against protesters.


The group later said its internet had been interrupted, and its members were planning a new attack.

The city of Austin acknowledged intermittent outages and said it would investigate.


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Austin Mayor Steve Adler had seen his star rise over the course of the pandemic, regularly appearing on CNN to discuss the local COVID-19 response and granting interviews to other national news outlets, including Politico. There was also chatter that he might be appointed to a cabinet position in the incoming Biden administration.

So when the news broke that Adler had hosted a small outdoor wedding for his daughter and then flew via private jet to a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, in early November, he may have had further to fall.

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A new startup coming to Austin is changing the electric vehicle game in the form of the Grunt, the Stag and the Beast.

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