Your views on the "Data War"?

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Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby Athrun_Talan on Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:21 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11935539

So, in response to certain sites pulling the ability to donate to Wikileaks, Anonymous have launched DDOS attacks designed to either cripple, or raise awareness that "we, the people" are unhappy with the current state of affairs.

But are we really? Surely the sites are following the letter of the law, in that they are allowing donations to an illegal, albeit whistleblowing site?

On the other side of things, however, it's harming "freedom of speech" (although true freedom of speech seems impossible), and supposedly setting a dangerous precedent for censoring the Internet on a larger scale.

What's your view?
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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby Binerexis on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:07 am

My view of it is that Anonymous and DDoS attacks really don't do squat. Congratulations, you convinced a large group of thirteen year olds that they would be seen as a popular group of 'hackers' if you brought down a website for a few hours.

The more of this shit that gets pulled, the more likely anonymity online will be reviewed by governments and changed so that the internet as we know it now will cease to exist.
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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby Wombat on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:39 pm

Personally I think that Anonymous group are a bunch of idiots. First of all, I disagree with their cause. Secondly, I think what they are doing doesn't help their cause at all. All it does is get Wikileaks more associated with hacking / illegal activities in the eyes of the public and bring down the image of Wikileaks. So those people are aren't helping Wikileaks at all, on the contrary... Which leads me even more to believe they are short-sighted a-social attention seekers, who don't have a clue about the bigger picture...

Besides that, in my opinion Wikileaks has nothing to do with "freedom of speech" but is just a bunch of paranoia conspriracy-thinkers who have, with the internet, a way too powerfull tool in their hands.

Yes, i am all for freedom of speech, transparency of gouvernment and stopping corruption, but neither Wikileaks nor those Anonymous (or not-so-anonymous, they arrested a 16year old kid in Holland for playing a central role in the attacks :P) hackers are taking the right approach.

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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby *sketch on Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:48 pm

People voluntarily adding themselves to a botnet...
Does not compute.
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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby Primal ShadoW on Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:57 am

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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby {TPUK}Advocate on Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:38 pm

*sketch wrote:People voluntarily adding themselves to a botnet...
Does not compute.



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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby Binerexis on Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:23 am

It's not really a botnet so much as all of them running the same program at the same time, poor wording in the article that wrote that really.
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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby CraKinShOt on Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:03 pm

Stupid people giving credence to stupid material; I find it incredibly hard to believe these guys haven't been infiltrated by Agent Provocateurs.

Apart from commenting that the other people who used to be behind wikileaks and now setting up OpenLeaks because they think Assange is full of bullshit. Ultimately, you have to ask "Who gains from this wikileaks?"

I'll leave you with this; I am (and was from the get-go) 100% convinced the whole wikileaks thing is a Mossad psyop and if you look around the blogs you find some compelling arguments to this idea.

http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/s ... othschilds
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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby Binerexis on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:34 am

That link is completely dead.

Also, you make it sound as if everyone at Wikileaks left to go and create OpenLeaks which isn't entirely the case. It doesn't really matter, though, as people will likely always reference OpenLeaks as "That website which is like Wikileaks".

You'll probably end up hating me for this but I laughed so hard to the point milk nearly came out of my nose when you said that this is all a Mossad psyop operation. Honestly, I've not heard anything so funny in a long time.
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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby EWJ on Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:56 pm

Binerexis wrote:You'll probably end up hating me for this but I laughed so hard to the point beer did come out of my nose when you said that this is all a Mossad psyop operation. Honestly, I've not heard anything so funny in a long time.



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Re: Your views on the "Data War"?

Postby Binerexis on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:51 pm

I had just gotten out of bed when I posted that, I'm not that much of an alcoholic. Besides, Vodka is for morning drinkin'.
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