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[7]: Say it isn't so, Thom
by ralph on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Say it isn't so, Thom"
ralph
Member since:
2005-07-10

And the Congressional Research Service is also bullcrap?

"This report identifies some criminal statutes that may apply, but notes that these have been used almost exclusively to prosecute individuals with access to classified information (and a corresponding obligation to protect it) who make it available to foreign agents, or to foreign agents who obtain classified information unlawfully while present in the United States. Leaks of classified information to the press have only rarely been punished as crimes, and we are aware of no case in which a publisher of information obtained through unauthorized disclosure by a government employee has been prosecuted for publishing it."
http://opencrs.com/document/R41404/

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FresheBakked Member since:
2010-12-08

Ralph - the leaked Diplomatic Cables were obtained through a UNIFORMED MEMBER OF THE US ARMED FORCES...or, did you conveiniently forget that fact?

Pfc. Bradley E. Manning SHOULD HANG!

This is just speculation on my part, but wouldn't it be interesting if Manning joined the US Army JUST TO DO THIS!?

Manning and Assange in collusion? Welcome to Leavenworth, boys!!

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Pfc. Bradley E. Manning SHOULD HANG!


I hope we have the guts to grant him political asylum. I consider him to be a hero. He had the guts to stand up for what's right, putting his own life in danger. You could hope you have half the balls he has.

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RE[9]: Say it isn't so, Thom
by ralph on Wed 8th Dec 2010 20:13 in reply to "RE[8]: Say it isn't so, Thom"
ralph Member since:
2005-07-10

Ralph - the leaked Diplomatic Cables were obtained through a UNIFORMED MEMBER OF THE US ARMED FORCES...or, did you conveiniently forget that fact?

Huh? Didn't I just link to a report by the Congressional Research Service that explicitly made the point that there's a difference between people who have an obligation to keep secrets leaking these secrets and media organizations that publish them?

Pfc. Bradley E. Manning SHOULD HANG!

I think he should be awarded a medal. But that's obviously not for us to decide, but for the courts, which probably is a good thing.

Just out of curiosity, why do you think he should hang for giving you information about what your government has been up to?

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