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]: OS news?
by John Blink on Wed 8th Dec 2010 20:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OS news?"
John Blink
Member since:
2005-10-11

Maybe this site should change it's name. Oh wait it wouldn't get the traffic it currently needs to operate.

I found this website all those years ago because I typed "Operating System News" in Google, wait it was Yahoo on top back then.

On articles about SCO vs IBM which was about Linux, it is an okay to do a "My Take" because you could express your opinion about news as it relates to an OS.

BTW am I the only one who enjoys it when you try to put the word "unicorn" in every story, did someone dare you, or make a bet that you can't keep it up for a year? ;)

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RE[4]: OS news?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:01 in reply to "RE[3]: OS news?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

OSNews is our website, and we get to decide what stories we put up here. It's always been that way. To put it bluntly: you do not get to decide what's "okay". We do. We've been doing what we do now for two years, so this isn't a surprise. Nor was it a gradual change, since we *announced* it two years ago, in great detail.

Luckily, we live in a free world. You can decide what stories to read (you CAN skip stories, you know), and, also, you get to decide what websites to read. You can decide not to read OSNews any longer - and that's fine with us.

Maybe this site should change it's name. Oh wait it wouldn't get the traffic it currently needs to operate.


http://www.osnews.com/permalink?452676

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RE[5]: OS news?
by Eugenia on Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:15 in reply to "RE[4]: OS news?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

visa.com is down since a few minutes ago. I don't think the DDoS attack on PayPal ever worked, if there was any btw.

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RE[5]: OS news?
by John Blink on Thu 9th Dec 2010 07:29 in reply to "RE[4]: OS news?"
John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

If it is okay I will continue to read.

With flashblock and adblock.

Free world.

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