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.
Thread beginning with comment 452969
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Hmmm
by cmack on Thu 9th Dec 2010 14:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
cmack
Member since:
2010-12-09

Uhmmm, no. Sorry you are wrong.

Information isn't owned by anyone. Regardless of what fascist governments attempt to claim.

Information can be:

known,
shared,
learned,
taught,
protected,
seized or captured,
and many other things....

anything but owned. Non-material, Non-physical object cannot be owned. Especially in the US where we hear everyday that we have a free market capitalist system.

Try again.

Information is power. Withholding information from the population is tyranny. That is all.

Reply Parent Score: 3