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[6]: Protest
by Bounty on Wed 8th Dec 2010 23:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Protest"
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

It has been argued that the term "civil disobedience" has always suffered from ambiguity and in modern times, become utterly debased. Marshall Cohen notes, "It has been used to describe everything from bringing a test-case in the federal courts to taking aim at a federal official. Indeed, for Vice President Agnew it has become a code-word describing the activities of muggers, arsonists, draft evaders, campaign hecklers, campus militants, anti-war demonstrators, juvenile delinquents and political assassins."[14

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobediance

I don't think it's definition is as clear cut as you make it sound.

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RE[7]: Protest
by TheGZeus on Thu 9th Dec 2010 02:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Protest"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Yeah, I should have stated that I was trying to stick to the original usage, as recommended by Ghandi and Dr. King.

That said, I do advocate slightly more extreme-yet-still-non-violent-methods.

How far? I need to think about that further, but I think these attacks are justified.

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