Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:07 UTC
Legal "The hacker hordes of Anonymous have transferred their fickle attention to Sony. They are currently attacking the company's online Playstation store in retribution for Sony's lawsuit against PS3 hacker George Hotz. A denial of service attack has temporarily taken down playstation.com."
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RE[3]: Interesting
by Karitku on Tue 5th Apr 2011 09:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
Karitku
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2006-01-12

Comparing Anonymous to Martin Luther King makes me just sick. Firstly King never hide his face, quite opposite he gave himself as example of fight against racism. King fought against goverment legistation, anonymous is just bullying company that has all rights to sue Hotz. Besides King was fighting goverment which isn't same as private enterprise. DDOS isn't same as protesting outside company store since people can still access those stores.

Edited 2011-04-05 09:59 UTC

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RE[4]: Interesting
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 10:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

DDOS isn't same as protesting outside company store since people can still access those stores.


Have you ever seen a real protest or strike? They pretty much completely grind any form of business to a halt. In fact, a DDOS is far LESS destructive than a real-world protest, since it's a lot harder to deny people the right to stand in front of your store.

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RE[5]: Interesting
by Karitku on Tue 5th Apr 2011 13:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Jeesh go out Thom. We are talking shopping boycotts where protestors go outside shop and try convince people not buy products. What you seem to think is bigger demonstrations against something where anarchy clowns try mash stuff up. Most demonstrations are aimed to goverment or bigger issue, not single company. There has been several tries in Facebook for both big demonstrations and shop boycotts, all failed miserably when only few people of thousands show actually up. Internet has made people fat and loud mouthy, nothing else. Egypt and Tunis changes where fueled by cellphones, not internet.

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RE[4]: Interesting
by Alfman on Tue 5th Apr 2011 17:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Karitku,

"Comparing Anonymous to Martin Luther King makes me just sick. Firstly King never hide his face, quite opposite he gave himself as example of fight against racism. King fought against goverment legistation, anonymous is just bullying company that has all rights to sue Hotz. Besides King was fighting goverment which isn't same as private enterprise. DDOS isn't same as protesting outside company store since people can still access those stores."


I didn't even make that comparison, you just invented it.

I knew someone would misinterpret my post that way, which is why I even stated that up front. Of course I know that fighting racism on the streets is different than fighting sony's overreaching control...duh!

My point was that MLK strategies would probably include some form of DOS in today's digital age if it helped him get people to notice his cause. And to that end, you haven't really provided a valid rebuttal.

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RE[5]: Interesting
by buttcoffee on Tue 5th Apr 2011 21:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
buttcoffee Member since:
2011-04-05


I didn't even make that comparison, you just invented it.

I knew someone would misinterpret my post that way, which is why I even stated that up front. Of course I know that fighting racism on the streets is different than fighting sony's overreaching control...duh!

My point was that MLK strategies would probably include some form of DOS in today's digital age if it helped him get people to notice his cause. And to that end, you haven't really provided a valid rebuttal.

I had to register because this is the most idiotic thing I've ever read in these comments. Sorry, no offense.

First off, Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't fighting against a private company. Martin Luther King would use boycotting/marches/protest/sit-ins as a strategy, he wouldn't use a strategy that would negatively affect the people who he would want to support him. Doing a DDoS against Sony's website of the PSN doesn't do anything except probably annoy people. Martin Luther King wasn't as dumb as you seem to think. If you honestly believe he would condone this childish BS or think it's a good strategy, then you must think the guy was pretty stupid.

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