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: Protest
by FresheBakked on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:54 UTC in reply to "Protest"
FresheBakked
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I get the biggest chuckle out of the hapless hipsters who support their brand of "Civil Disobedience". I attended a demonstration in the city where I live several years ago (more like a couple of decades), where there was an Anti-War protest. I laughed at the "NO MORE WAR" chants, and everyone else watching smirked as the protest continued. What got everything moving in what appeared to me to be a mass-realization of the truth was when I started counter-chanting with "GET A JOB". The roar of laughter from the by-standers was deafening.

"Civil Disobedience" today is the whiners way.

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