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Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever

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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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Maybe, while they are bringing down government websites, they can head on over to the online dictionary and actually learn what protesting is, along with wanton destruction.



I think what most people think of as protest needs to be redefined. If you protest against a bank. You can stand outside with placards. If enough of you turn up you will stop the bank from functioning. Ddos attacks are just the same. The front door gets hit and if enough people hit it. It stops working. These attacks generally do not interfere with the internal workings of the website. Really there is no difference and sending kids to jail for such an offence is just silly.

Protest is integral to a democratic system. Many times in the past our ancestors have broken the law in acts of civil disobedience and bough social and demographic change. There is something wrong with our present system and I doubt that many people on ATS would disagree with that. People have the right to protest both in the digital and analogue systems. Change is needed and if we keep doing things the same way, things will never change.

If a system has little or no respect for the people, why should the people have respect for the system. If laws disrespect humanity. Why should humanity respect the laws.

The banking cartel has just robbed the world of trillions of dollars. Meanwhile the US is granting immunity to those that should be arrested for there actions. Instead the protesters get arrested and the bankers get immunity.

Dam right people should be protesting.. Anyway they know how.

and thank you for your reply....

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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The online protests that are bringing down websites are not peaceful. Contrary to the insular and blinded views by some, there are people who must use those websites. So while they bring down a government website, they are denying its use to people who are not employed by the government and are regular citizens needing to use its services


Some of the websites that were hit where used by government as economic warfare ie. mastercard and paypal illegally stopping payments to wikileaks. Others supported the likes of SOPA etc. Surely if these websites are used as digital tools of control then people the right to form digital protests against them. Regardless if people use the sights or not.




Protest is non violent assembly of people with similar problems demanding a redress of grievances from the government.


That is exactly what anon is about. Most of these attacks are peaceful in nature and they demanding a redress of grievance. Peeps are protecting freedom of speech on the web and trying to stop government taking control of





When they are done throwing their temper tantrum because they have to pay for music / software that someone else made, let us know.

In the digital age when you can copy something with the press of the button without devaluing the orginal the law needs to change.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
Some of the websites that were hit where used by government as economic warfare ie. mastercard and paypal illegally stopping payments to wikileaks. Others supported the likes of SOPA etc. Surely if these websites are used as digital tools of control then people the right to form digital protests against them. Regardless if people use the sights or not.

A business can decide who they will do business with and who they dont. Not processing items for wikileaks is not against the law in any way shape or form.



Originally posted by purplemer
That is exactly what anon is about. Most of these attacks are peaceful in nature and they demanding a redress of grievance. Peeps are protecting freedom of speech on the web and trying to stop government taking control of

As with anything private, your freedoms end the moment they interfere with the rights of others. When they bring down a website its not passive protesting, but active and intentional. As far as freedom of speech on websites, it does not exist. If you dont believe me feel free to post as many vulgar words as you can on this site and see what the results are.

If people are going to protest, then they should know what it actually means. If they want to exercise freedom of speech then they should learn what it is and how it works.



Originally posted by purplemer
In the digital age when you can copy something with the press of the button without devaluing the orginal the law needs to change.

In order to change the law people should probably understand how the law works and whats already on the books and how they are applied. You cant fix something when you have absolutely no idea how it works.

As I stated they are throwing a temper tantrum because they are not getting what they want. Also, they dont speak for everyone. A concept they should understand.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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Anonymous is such a joke. I can't help but laugh at the kiddies who just repeat their lame slogan and post their retarded logo everywhere.

It wouldn't surprise me if this is a government op. Anonymous hasn't done anything remotely close to being important or worthy of being idolized. All they're doing is pushing us towards internet censorship - something they're "against." Give me a break. It's just a label little kids use now to think they're cool and part of something important.
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