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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by Bounty on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:34 UTC
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If you think every single document in the US or your own country should be published to a website, find a representative and ask them to craft some law. Then ya'll can vote on it. Currently we do not have such a law.

What we do have is the Freedom of Information Act.

Which provides a process for accessing government controlled documents and also exceptions.

ps. Regarding the first paragraph above, I think posting your exact military positions and locations to a public website would be a bad idea. Posting every interaction your military has is a bad idea. I would not vote for any act that allowed that. I'm probably in the majority, which is why there is no such law. This is the law of my countrymen. If you don't like it, you may be happier somewhere else. If you don't live here, I don't know why you think you have a right to my info?

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