Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:00 UTC
Legal And bam, MegaUpload.com is no more. The FBI has arrested four people behind the popular file-sharing website, and is looking for three more, in a worlwide investigation into the website. Apparently, the site is super-dangerous - the indictment behind the arrests minces no words. As a countermeasure, people claiming to be from Anonymous took down the websites of ViaCom and the Department of Justice. Update: Ars has analysed the indictment. It's pretty damning, but does have a few weird odds and ends. Update II: And more and more sites are falling by Anonymous' hands. Largest operation in their history.
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RE[3]: Chill out
by ddc_ on Fri 20th Jan 2012 10:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Chill out"
ddc_
Member since:
2006-12-05

I'm raising a valid point: the foreign policies of governments almost always have willing and all-too-happy local support from local agents/factions/governments.

I'm a citizen of one country, but my place of the permanent residence is in another country. Both countries suffer from US policies' enforcement and are particularly unhappy with them. What am I doing wrong?

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RE[4]: Chill out
by chmeee on Fri 20th Jan 2012 13:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Chill out"
chmeee Member since:
2006-01-10

If said countries are unhappy with policies THEY agreed to with a treaty with the U.S. they could simply break said treaties that cover those policies. The only reason to "suffer" under those policies is if they are getting something more beneficial in return.

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RE[5]: Chill out
by bornagainenguin on Fri 20th Jan 2012 15:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Chill out"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

chmeee trolled back...

The only reason to "suffer" under those policies is if they are getting something more beneficial in return.


Sure, so long as they suffer the policies of the US [s]government[/s] corporations they won't get invaded. Do either of those countries have oil I wonder...

--bornagainpenguin

EDIT to fix hanging tags.

Edited 2012-01-20 15:31 UTC

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RE[5]: Chill out
by ddc_ on Fri 20th Jan 2012 20:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Chill out"
ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

A nice definition of racketeering...

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