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]: Hmmm
by JAlexoid on Thu 9th Dec 2010 05:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Hmmm"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Again, please someone show me something new that Wikileaks have shown us?


How about massive spying campaign on the world leaders - like their DNA! If they were spying on how some negotiations went, what confidential views someone had, that would be expected and nothing to be shamed about, but this is ridiculous!

Oh, and BTW, if WikiLeaks have not shown anything "new", then why the smear campaign on behalf of US government? Think about it, they are panicking over something, it's not just hot air.

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RE[8]: Hmmm
by Karitku on Thu 9th Dec 2010 09:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Hmmm"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12


How about massive spying campaign on the world leaders - like their DNA! If they were spying on how some negotiations went, what confidential views someone had, that would be expected and nothing to be shamed about, but this is ridiculous!


I would call that good espionage. Since US has to deal all countries in world, especially some shady african and middle-east countries, collecting DNA information is vital. Collecting personal information of world leaders is hardly new, they did it during cold war already.

Oh, and BTW, if WikiLeaks have not shown anything "new", then why the smear campaign on behalf of US government? Think about it, they are panicking over something, it's not just hot air.

Sigh, naive naive. You don't think that some republican washout politican wouldn't see this as great way to increase his points in public view? Ofc they do. Also Wikileaks have released some info they shouldn't, like internal threat analysis.

They aren't panicking, they are just worried that cable information would/will harm diplomacy, like it has already. There is reason why diplomatic cables are meant to be secure, they are like personal letters. They allow diplomats to share there view of country/person without using diplomatic language that would hinder the actual information.

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RE[9]: Hmmm
by JAlexoid on Mon 13th Dec 2010 11:10 in reply to "RE[8]: Hmmm"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

There is reason why diplomatic cables are meant to be secure, they are like personal letters. They allow diplomats to share there view of country/person without using diplomatic language that would hinder the actual information.


There is a reason why diplomats are diplomats - they use diplomatic language always. Most cables are actually written quite well, just there are some "pearls" that came out of some idiots(or politicians turned "diplomats" - I personally hate talking to those). And information does not get hindered if it's written in an objective tone, while there are quite a few cables that are written in an unprofessional manner.

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