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: 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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Guilty of treason
by Noremacam on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:07 UTC
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Julian Assange should get on his knees and thank God he's in the UK. If one person dies from the compromised security of any leaked document he is guilty of treason and the US constitution makes the death penalty the punishment.

These people who scream about freedom of information are immature morons who don't understand what information can cost. With information in the wrong hands people can lose lives. I have friends who have spent time on the front lines.

People who say its okay to give compromising information and endanger them I have serious problems with.

The fact that osnews supports this action begs me to abandon this site, which I expected to be agnostic to this type of nonsense.

Edited 2010-12-08 18:08 UTC

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