Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:16 UTC
Internet & Networking It looks like several companies are learning what happens when you mess with the internet - and they're learning it the hard way. Several major companies have been hit by the collective powers of Anonymous after 4chan launched several distributed denial-of-service attacks. What many have been predicting for a long time now has finally happened: an actual war between the powers that be on one side, and the internet on the other. Update: PayPal has admitted their WikiLeaks snub came after pressure from the US government, and Datacell, which takes care of payments to Wikileaks, is threatening to sue MasterCard over Wikileaks' account suspension. Update II: Visa.com is down due to the attack. Update III: PayPal has caved under the pressure, and will release the funds in the WikiLeaks account.
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McCarthyism
by Sabon on Wed 8th Dec 2010 15:15 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

I'm surprised and disappointed that McCarthyism hasn't been brought up yet.

I've seen different things in the press along the lines of, "You are either with the US Govt or with WikiLeaks."

True - two wrongs don't make a right. But let's start with the first wrong. The US Govt doing illegal things that they don't want anyone to know about.

True not everything that is being leaked is illegal. OK then, how about immoral.

I'm not talking about what it takes to fight against Osoma bin Ladin and right wing muslim nut cases. They are no better than right wing "christians". I put "christians" in quotes because I truly don't believe they are doing this anymore for Christ than Osama is doing this for Alah. Both of doing this to try to gain control over other peoples' lives.

Sounds like McCarthyism to me.

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