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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My irony meter broke
by lemur2 on Thu 9th Dec 2010 00:17 UTC
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Full scale deflection, bent the needle.

What caused this to happen?

Apparently, the US government has taken a short break from attacking Wikileaks (but not other MSM outlets who also published cables) for just long enough to announce ‘World Press Freedom Day’.

http://wonkette.com/431902/u-s-state-department-hilariously-announc...

As I said, when I encountered this news, my irony meter broke. Completely busted. Blew a fuse.

Edited 2010-12-09 00:34 UTC

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