Continuing pro-Wikileaks DDOS actions, Anonymous takes down PayPal.com - Boing Boing
Third Anonymous "Operation Payback" takedown in a single day: PayPal.com is effectively offline. Earlier today, Visa.com and Mastercard.com, along with other targets perceived as enemies of Wikileaks.
Wikileaks, game theory, and the inexorable march of progress
All the current attention on Wikileaks is around the most recent data release, the poor response by the US government, and the misguided ‘info war’ we are watching unfold right now. I’d like to step back a moment and consider what the long term view may look like.
WikiLeaks cables: US 'lobbied Russia on behalf of Visa and MasterCard' | World news | The Guardian
US diplomats intervened to try to amend draft law so that it would not 'disadvantage' US credit card firms, cable says
Visa website down after threat from WikiLeaks supporters
The website of credit card company Visa apparently went down Wednesday, shortly after being threatened by apparent WikiLeaks supporters who claimed to have attacked MasterCard's corporate website earlier in the day.
a sea of lead, a sky of slate: Abandoned on Everest
This article raises many unsettling ideas. I know that people spend months training for the ascent attempt. I KNOW that they sit for weeks at Base Camp sometimes, acclimatising, and I KNOW that they have spent thousands of pounds to get there, taken weeks off work, and have built up so many hopes an