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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death to eBay and Paypal
by unclefester on Fri 10th Dec 2010 04:16 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Ebay and it's subsidiary Paypal is one of the most reprehensible corporations around - fee gouging, canceling sellers accounts without reason and allowing billions of dollars of counterfeit products to be sold each year to unsuspecting buyers. I really wish that they would go broke.

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RE: death to eBay and Paypal
by TheGZeus on Fri 10th Dec 2010 06:22 in reply to "death to eBay and Paypal"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Well, if trolls can make them risk the wrath of the US govt, perhaps trolls can make them change policies.

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