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[7]: Say it isn't so, Thom
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Say it isn't so, Thom"
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First, Julian Assange is not a US citizen, nor is WikiLeaks a US organisation. Hence, your precious espionage act can go to hell. In other words, you still haven't shown a single US law violated by Assange or WikiLeaks. I've broken US law more times than I can count - I break it almost every day - but since I'm not a US citizen (thank god), I actually didn't break it at all.

Second, I assume this means you believe The New York Times should be prosecuted as well?

Good luck with that.

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