Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Jan 2011 23:34 UTC
Legal "The FBI yesterday executed 40 search warrants around the US to gather evidence on the Anonymous distributed denial of service attacks in defense of WikiLeaks last year - attacks which targeted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Amazon. And when the FBI comes a-knockin', the whole house starts a rockin'."
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v nice
by djitanium on Sat 29th Jan 2011 03:37 UTC
This sucks.
by Kivada on Sat 29th Jan 2011 04:50 UTC
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From my sources and as you may well all know, theres more then one group under the anon flag, a majority of them are not 4chan /b/tards out there helping get Wikileaks, Tunisian, Egyptian, Iranian, etc info out.

Yes, they have been infiltrated by trolls and script kiddies that thought DDoS attacks would be as effective against megacorps and governments as they where against the AnonTalk spamers.

The people that wanted to do some good broke from the trolls and co-opted the name Anonymous after the Scientology protests, yes, it started as a joke but some toot it to heart instead of going back to posting penises and racist jokes.

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the new way
by Janvl on Sat 29th Jan 2011 09:55 UTC
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this is not new, it is happening al over the world and not only to IT people.

In austria 10 people, active in animal care, were arrested in the same brutal way, put to jail for almost three month without a trial. All based on paragraph 278, an anti-maffia paragraph misused for the pupose of getting people out of the way that are "uncomfortable".
The trial has costed over 5 million Euros already and there has been not a trace of evidence for the crimes these people supposedly have committed.

If you protest against actions done by governments, even western governments, you live a dangerous life. The politicians being the marrionettes for the large industries.

In 500 years of history this has always lead to revolution, war, guerilla, or something alike, take your pick. We just have to wait for it, it will come.

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RE: the new way
by darknexus on Sat 29th Jan 2011 13:42 UTC in reply to "the new way"
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In 500 years of history this has always lead to revolution, war, guerilla, or something alike, take your pick. We just have to wait for it, it will come.

Yes, and then in the next 500 years of history the cycle will repeat, and this is the problem. We study history, supposedly, so as not to repeat the past and yet we do. Same sh*t, different shovel, with new grave diggers time and again.

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RE[2]: the new way
by Soulbender on Sat 29th Jan 2011 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE: the new way"
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The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history.

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The SWAT team treatment
by Innominandum on Sat 29th Jan 2011 19:49 UTC
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To me, this is more evidence that creeps & degenerates infest the government & law-enforcement; when the SWAT-team treatment is used to reign-in what amounts to malevolent pranksterism. Do you think Bernie Madoff was treated like this?

My feelings are that the FBI's behaviour doesn't intimidate, but justifies continued Anon-style recourse.

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Will not lead to revolt
by cmost on Sat 29th Jan 2011 23:20 UTC
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Sadly, these raids and draconian measures by governments and big business will not lead to revolt; at least not in the U.S. Our citizens are far too engrossed in their reality TV, cell phones, sporting events, and other distractions. They wouldn't know it if aliens invaded and then simply took over. That would involve lifting their nose out of their kindle or iPad. Slowly but surely, our citizens are becoming a dumbed down workforce that's just smart enough to do the work but too dumb to realize that the government and and everything else is simply owned by an elite few of uber rich, powerful individuals. It's sad. I hope the world does end in 2012.

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