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[4]: Interesting
by Alfman on Tue 5th Apr 2011 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting"
Alfman
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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"
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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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RE[6]: Interesting
by Alfman on Wed 6th Apr 2011 00:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

"First off, Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't fighting against a private company."

Again, I never claimed he was. Don't people read?

"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."

Ah, but his protests did deliberately inconvenience people's everyday lives in order to get attention and force a public dialogue. If he hadn't then nobody would take notice.

Q. What does a protest accomplish if nobody pays attention? A. Not very much.


"Doing a DDoS against Sony's website of the PSN doesn't do anything except probably annoy people."

That is the general idea...it forces more people to take notice.

"Martin Luther King wasn't as dumb as you seem to think."

Straw man.

"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."

You continue to misread my comments. I never defended the DOS attack in the first place.

If their (Anonymous) goal is to get attention (and I'm pretty sure it is), then it worked. They got media attention from news outlets everywhere. They got more exposure via this disruption than they could have through more legitimate channels. You and I don't have to agree with what they've done to admit that this is actually true.

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