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Following a Wednesday, Nov. 23 performance in Miami, the Black Eyed Peas will embark on an indefinite hiatus.

Oh thank God.

The group is quick to state that their time apart is merely a “break,” and not a “break-up,” as Fergie, will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Taboo also will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the same day to discuss their plans.

Oh God.

“We always have two cycles of records and then we take a break,” will.i.am explains. “And then two cycles of records and then a break. When we take breaks you know, we work on side projects and get our personal stuff in order then come back and make beautiful music. We think beautiful music.”

Oh.

The Black Eyed Peas. They take away with one hand, and take away with the other.

Black Eyed Peas To Take Indefinite Hiatus Following Miami Show (Billboard)

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In the last few months, ‘headless’ hacker collective Anonymous has further increased its public profile and raised even more hackles by hacking larger targets.

Recently, infighting broke out when a rogue Anonymous member known as “Ryan” – took control of some of the servers that host the IRC channels used for DDoS attacks, prompting a core group of hackers – which is as close to a “leadership” that Anonymous has – to attempt to regain control.

Now, one prominent member of Anonymous has since announced he’s tired of the childish drama:

Barrett Brown, sometimes called a “spokesman” for Anonymous, publicly stated that he is no longer a part of the group and that he is forming a splinter group to continue work on exposing “criminality and corruption” within U.S. government and institutions. The feud between “Ryan” and the rest of Anonymous was a big reason for Brown’s departure.

“I’m tired of the drama,” Brown said. “You’ve got kids fighting for control of an IRC channel. I’m a researcher. I’m into revolutionary stuff. But there are other people for whom its about exerting power.”

Anonymous Spokesman Quits Former Splinter Group (Escapist Magazine)