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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OS news?
by John Blink on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:49 UTC
John Blink
Member since:
2005-10-11

Please report what has been done using OS's, and not opinion pieces.

There are other websites I can visit for that.

What category does this fit into?

Please don't be upset. This site is not the place for it Thom.

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RE: OS news?
by FreeGamer on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:49 in reply to "OS news?"
FreeGamer Member since:
2007-04-13

Agreed. Sometimes Thom treats OSNews like a personal blog - which is annoying given he has a personal blog. However Thom knows his blog articles do not get the exposure OSNews articles get, so when he has something "important" to say, it gets promoted to OSNews.

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RE[2]: OS news?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:55 in reply to "RE: OS news?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, because The New York Times is only about New York. Daring Fireball is only about fireballs with an attitude. Digg is about digging holes, and Slashdot is an interesting websites covering the use of slashes and dots all over the globe. The Washington Post is a newspaper for US Postal Service employees in Washington DC, and the Seattle PI is an industry magazine for private investigators working in the greater Seattle area. Time Magazine details the progress of time all over the world, and Escapist Magazine covers various means of escaping from around the globe.

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RE: OS news?
by fran on Wed 8th Dec 2010 15:16 in reply to "OS news?"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

But it does influence OS's

I'm not going to link it though because the leak contains a "may be" and the company has an army of lawyers and in a sense it will also be unfair because it's not really their fault.
The leak however will do some good because the the said company will have to implement better controls or preventative measures.
Does this leak might bring some good in the os world.

Other than that journalist is required and permitted to have opinions these days.
Like it or dont like.

Edited 2010-12-08 15:22 UTC

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RE: OS news?
by Sauron on Thu 9th Dec 2010 18:25 in reply to "OS news?"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Excuse me! And who are you to dictate what news this site reports or not? This is a issue that effects everybody worldwide and as such needs reporting on. Plus judging by the number of comments to this article, a LOT of people are very interested in what is happening and awaiting news of its final outcome. You it seems are a minority of 1 on this subject. ;)

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