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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RE[6]: Hmmm
by bisserke on Wed 8th Dec 2010 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
bisserke
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Hmmm... Thom. I think u hit the nail on its head.

You can't apply the rules of the individual to a government. We are supposed to check our government - and we can't do that if they just label everything "secret" while waving flags around talking about terrorism a lot.

Organisations should not be allowed to have the same rights as an individual. And especially governments should be ideally completely transparant. (Freedom of information act... sic)
And all this nonsense make this announcement truly ironic.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iTYmAtawT4E6ftkR...

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