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[3]: Say it isn't so, Thom
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Say it isn't so, Thom"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Now, let's turn the tables: show me anywhere in US Law that says that it is perfectly legal to steal sensitive or "Secret" information or documentation, or to be in legal posession of sensitive or "Secret" information when you have no such clearance.


Erm, that's massively idiotic. You cannot find a law that WikiLeaks has broken, so you ask us to find a law that which makes WikiLeaks' work legal?

Unlawyered.

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FresheBakked Member since:
2010-12-08

Thom - Being illegally in posession of "Secret" and classified material *IS* prosecutable:

http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/translatersent051908....

That's just for starters.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom - Being illegally in posession of "Secret" and classified material *IS* prosecutable:

http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/translatersent051908....

That's just for starters.


Another legal fail. You clearly didn't read the document you just linked to.

The person in the link was found guilty of illegally obtaining documents.

"In August 2003, the defendant used a false identity to apply for and gain a position as an Arabic translator for the L-3 Titan Corp., which provides translation services in Iraq for U.S. military personnel. He then used the same false identity fraudulently to obtain “Secret” and then “Top Secret” security clearances. Subsequently, during assignments in Iraq, the defendant took classified documents from the U.S. Army without authorization."


This is not what WikiLeaks is doing. The person in your link is akin to Manning - not to WikiLeaks.

Lawyered.

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