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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Quite simple
by Norsk on Thu 9th Dec 2010 11:27 UTC
Norsk
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2007-12-07

Just throwing a simple 'What If' out there:

What if the information contained in the leaked documents was all positive, and shed just a positive light on the people\governments\actions referred within it ?

Would the actions of the US government be the same ?. And if not, what does that tell us ?.

Illegal or not. Shooting the messenger, doesn't solve the most important part's of this whole case.

1. The inadequate security of classified documents.
2. The way in which elected diplomats and government official's do their job behind closed door's, isn't acceptable by the people who elected them.

Those two points should be officially questioned and resolved before anything else.

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