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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RE: Hmmm
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:40 UTC in reply to "Hmmm"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

David should've just offered Goliath a cup of tea, then?

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by LighthouseJ on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:54 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
LighthouseJ Member since:
2009-06-18

I'm wondering where the news about operating systems fits in to this one... oh well. mini-slashdot here we come.

It's interesting how reality is diverging from this alternate universe where Wikileaks apparently has a right to possess and disseminate others' information (aka invasion of privacy) that they want.
You can't wrap yourself in a warm cloak of freedom of information, which others that support Wikileaks, if it's not your information in the first place.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm wondering where the news about operating systems fits in to this one... oh well. mini-slashdot here we come.


You obviously haven't read OSNews for the past two years, so welcome back on board!

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by brewmastre on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

...It's interesting how reality is diverging from this alternate universe where Wikileaks apparently has a right to possess and disseminate others' information (aka invasion of privacy) that they want.


Umm, what? It's the United States government, they are supposed to represent us...they work for us. They were never created to grow bigger than us and keep things from us. I'm proud to be an American but that pride is fading. We (the US) cannot hold others to a standard that we ourselves will not live up to.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by KickEmInDaBitchDitch on Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
KickEmInDaBitchDitch Member since:
2010-12-08

" if it's not your information in the first place."

Well sir, I really hate to burst your bubble. But if you are an american citizen it IS "your information". Any information held by the United States government is the property of the people

As an american citizen, I have the right to take my information and distribute it anyway I see fit. The only retribution I should fear should be that of my fellow citizens, not that of the government

Too many people have forgotten our government are our employee's. Not the other way around

Edited 2010-12-08 21:27 UTC

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by cmack on Thu 9th Dec 2010 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
cmack Member since:
2010-12-09

Uhmmm, no. Sorry you are wrong.

Information isn't owned by anyone. Regardless of what fascist governments attempt to claim.

Information can be:

known,
shared,
learned,
taught,
protected,
seized or captured,
and many other things....

anything but owned. Non-material, Non-physical object cannot be owned. Especially in the US where we hear everyday that we have a free market capitalist system.

Try again.

Information is power. Withholding information from the population is tyranny. That is all.

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by panzi on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:40 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Well, David was a horrible person. Decimating and enslaving other nations and killing people as a present to his father-in-law, these are not the deeds of a good man. By today's standards he would be a war criminal. I don't think David even tried the diplomatic approach.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by cb88 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 15:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

First you are trollin... second had David not killed Goliath they would have been the slaves of the philistines and/or dead (undead slaves anyone?).

I mean bring back the days when you could kill ONE guy and pretty much win the war. Diplomacy doesn't help if they other guys a) want your land b) are on a war rampage or c) are just mean.

Fact is the philistines were only there because the didn't completely eradicate all the previous occupiers of the land... which they were supposed to have done and ended up living among them "diplomatically" you might say so look where diplomacy got them.

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