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.
Permalink for comment 452820
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: OS news?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: OS news?"
Member since:

OSNews is our website, and we get to decide what stories we put up here. It's always been that way. To put it bluntly: you do not get to decide what's "okay". We do. We've been doing what we do now for two years, so this isn't a surprise. Nor was it a gradual change, since we *announced* it two years ago, in great detail.

Luckily, we live in a free world. You can decide what stories to read (you CAN skip stories, you know), and, also, you get to decide what websites to read. You can decide not to read OSNews any longer - and that's fine with us.

Maybe this site should change it's name. Oh wait it wouldn't get the traffic it currently needs to operate.

Reply Parent Score: 1