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: Fair?
by ciplogic on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:47 UTC in reply to "Fair?"
ciplogic
Member since:
2006-12-22

Yes, he stands on the side of freedom of speech and freedom in general. Also as a journalist, he have to fight the freedom of speech, which at least at one level Assange seems to represent at a greater degree than other policies.

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RE[2]: Fair?
by TommyCarlier on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:52 in reply to "RE: Fair?"
TommyCarlier Member since:
2006-08-02

Companies have a right to refuse customers that are a liability and that might bring harm to the company. We can't all be as brave as William Wallace, shouting FREEDOM while being gutted.

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RE[3]: Fair?
by KrustyVader on Wed 8th Dec 2010 14:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Fair?"
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

That may be true in your country. But in others it's discrimination.

In lots of countries you need a legal reason to ban a client.

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