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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RE[2]: Protest
by Adurbe on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Protest"
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Civil disobedience is an important component of democracy. People have the right here to express their views in a Civil manner (ie not in a way that breaks the law)
The fact that you place all civil disobedience into a a single catchall is a shame.

I would recommend you read up on the topic a little more.
While you are, also look into the concept of the 'silent majority' as a cross reference.

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