Gun owners have responded to a boycott of Starbucks locations by a gun victims advocacy group by encouraging large turnouts to the coffee chain and the "open carry" of weapons in those states that allow it.
After headlines in 2011 were dominated by riots, occupations, copious use of state force and the guerrilla war in cyberspace, Time Magazine labeled it The Year of the Protester. Several films set to debut at SXSW aim to examine the online components of those protests.
“We learned this past year, firsthand, just how real the threat of cyberattacks is when the Department of Fish and Game’s licensing vendor was hacked. Having a comprehensive plan to protect the personal information of our citizens must be a top priority.”