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 dylansmrjones on Wed 8th Dec 2010 15:16 UTC in reply to "Completely disagree"
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

The government is our employee, making daily decisions on our behalf (whether we want it to or not). It cannot have secrets for us, its employer.

We are entitled to this information and that's all there is to it.

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RE[2]: Completely disagree
by M.Onty on Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:14 in reply to "RE: Completely disagree"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

That's not all there is to it. See my response to a similar point earlier:
http://www.osnews.com/thread?452681

Edited 2010-12-08 21:14 UTC

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