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: Completely disagree
by Brunis on Wed 8th Dec 2010 14:55 UTC in reply to "Completely disagree"
Brunis
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2005-11-01

I'm getting sick of hearing this Apples to Oranges comparison of privacy. Like the US Government is some poor individual, (who's private emails revealing sexual preference or some weird shit like that) is entitled to privacy.

I don't think they should publish military tactics on a public website for all to see before they attack another non-democratic regime for personal financial gain, crying wolf about some non-existing WMD's. Guess we'll fall for it again when it's time to suppress the people of Iran. Cause surely it's up to the US to decide who get's to have A-Bombs. Because we want someone who uses them responsibly to decide that!

It's not really Wikileaks' fault that the US has so much shit to reveal and so many people ready to rat their own company out. Kill the Messenger for gods sake!!! That'll stop the corruption and whistleblowing for sure!

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