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: Responsible journalism
by HunterA3 on Sun 12th Dec 2010 15:04 UTC in reply to "Responsible journalism"
HunterA3
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2005-10-19

You had me up until the last paragraph. I'm a former military man as well, so I agree with being responsible, but there is such thing as the polar opposite. Too much policing leads to censorship and obfuscation of the truth. Sometimes stepping outside of the realm of safety and security exposes the public to something that they would not normally stand up for. If we never ventured outside our comfort zone then we might as well never leave home and never see the world outside either.

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