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: 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: Couldn't agree more
by M.Onty on Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:09 UTC in reply to "Couldn't agree more"
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The Guardian (one of the few old media outlets worth reading in this matter).

The Guardian has become largely a repository for churnalism. This is unfortunately a consequence of not being able to afford much of their own investigative journalistic articles. They therefore make themselves extra available for stuff like this Wikileaks material.

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