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[3]: Guilty of treason
by lemur2 on Thu 9th Dec 2010 10:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Guilty of treason"
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Nice talking point (I don't know if it's true or not), but Assange is a citizen of Australia last I heard, and he's released diplomatic cables between the US and Australia, so he's committed treason against Australia, no? Or yes?

Also, Australia, New Zealand, and the US are members of ANZUS (an alliance like NATO). By undercutting the security of the US, Assange undercuts the security of ANZUS, which would be treason against Australia too. Not that Australia will charge him with treason, but might see reason to do so, depending on what he leaks.

Australia says U.S, not WikiLeaks founder, responsible for leaks
The Australian government on Wednesday blamed the United States, not the WikiLeaks founder, for the unauthorised release of about 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables and said those who originally leaked the documents were legally liable.

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