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[2]: Completely disagree
by boldingd on Thu 9th Dec 2010 00:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Completely disagree"
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Why was this modded down? You can hardly claim anyone speaking on this subject isn't a little flaimbaity, just by its nature, but that's no excuse to mod down topical, articulate statements of opinion.

Down mod != disagreement. It's what you do to bad actors who are putting up stuff that you think others should not read.

As has been often said of late, welcome to OSNews.

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RE[3]: Completely disagree
by sorpigal on Fri 10th Dec 2010 13:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Completely disagree"
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I've been on osnews for five years. It wasn't always this bad. It shouldn't be this way. I think it's necessary to speak up now and then to remind incensed readers that modding should be dispassionate.

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RE[4]: Completely disagree
by boldingd on Fri 10th Dec 2010 23:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Completely disagree"
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I substantially agree with you. I haven't been on OSNews for five years: I've been here for between two and three (I was a reader before I was a forum member), and even in that short time, I've noticed a significant change in tone. And I've commented on it.

Sadly, I think the people who have a problem with that change in tone are vastly outnumbered by the people who either don't care about it, or actively prefer it.

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