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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:09 PM

Anonymous vows revenge after WikiLeaks launches ‘filthy’ paywall

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Source: Raw Story

Nameless hackers with the online protest movement “Anonymous” have turned on longtime ally WikiLeaks for deploying a paywall on its website that blocks access to the site’s trove of formerly secret files unless users donate or tell their friends about WikiLeaks via social media.

Calling the tactic “filthy and rotten,” a post to the “AnonPaste” website Thursday night said that WikiLeaks has gone too far for the hacker community to abide, so they’re taking matters into their own hands and plotting revenge.

“To this day, not ONE single WikiLeaks staff are charged or incarcerated,” the Anonymous post explains. “However, Anonymous has 14 indicted (facing 15 years) for online protests defending WikiLeaks – and one (Jeremy Hammond) in prison and facing 20 years for allegedly supplying the Stratfor GI Files. Not to mention the heroic Bradley Manning who now rots in Ft. Leavenworth Prison facing life.”

They add: “Despite that fact, WikiLeaks has chosen to dishonor and insult Anonymous and all information activists by prostituting the Stratfor Files and other disclosures that Hammond and Manning stand accused of supplying.”



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Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/12/anonymous-vows-revenge-after-wikileaks-launches-filthy-paywall/



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cory777 Oct 2012 OP
randome Oct 2012 #1
Robb Oct 2012 #2
randome Oct 2012 #5
freshwest Oct 2012 #6
OKNancy Oct 2012 #3
msongs Oct 2012 #4
defacto7 Oct 2012 #7
randome Oct 2012 #8

Response to cory777 (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:18 PM

1. 'Dishonor and insult Anonymous'? This is hilarious!

And it just keeps getting hilarious-er! The War of the Mama's Boys has come home to roost!

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Response to cory777 (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:19 PM

2. Interesting fallout.

From the AnonymousIRC statement on the matter ( http://pastebin.com/Juxb5M26 )

...But Wikileaks is not - or should not be - about Julian Assange alone. The idea behind Wikileaks was to provide the public with information that would otherwise being kept secret by industries and governments. Information we strongly believe the public has a right to know. But this has been pushed more and more into the background, instead we only hear about Julian Assange, like he had dinner last night with Lady Gaga. That's great for him but not much of our interest...

The conclusion for us is that we cannot support anymore what Wikileaks has become - the One Man Julian Assange show. But we also want to make clear that we still support the original idea behind Wikileaks: Freedom of information and transparent governments. Sadly we realize that Wikileaks does not stand for this idea anymore.


Fascinating that, after all this time, Anonymous speaks for me.

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Response to Robb (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 04:44 PM

5. In your link, Anonymous goes on about stylistic complaints in web page presentations.

Hard to take them seriously any longer. They are all for freedom of information but they should have the freedom to trash anyone's web site if they wish.

Can they not see the irony?

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Response to Robb (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 04:44 PM

6. Had more respect for WikiLeaks as a purveyor of hard data than Anonymous' theatrical videos.

I thoroughly agree with this part:

“To this day, not ONE single WikiLeaks staff are charged or incarcerated,” the Anonymous post explains. “However, Anonymous has 14 indicted (facing 15 years) for online protests defending WikiLeaks – and one (Jeremy Hammond) in prison and facing 20 years for allegedly supplying the Stratfor GI Files. Not to mention the heroic Bradley Manning who now rots in Ft. Leavenworth Prison facing life.”

WikiLeaks should have been helping Manning all along, as (correct me if wrong) they made their reputation off the classified files he gave them. He thought he was going to save lives, do the right thing by violating his oath to answer to a higher calling. He's the one suffering, along with anyone else who did the same thing.

What the hell is going on here, a media show?

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Response to cory777 (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:22 PM

3. Your headline doesn't match

rawstory link says: Anonymous vows revenge after WikiLeaks launches ‘filthy’ paywall

Please change it.

Thanks, Nancy ( LBN host)

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Response to cory777 (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. sounds like the taliban lol nt

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Response to cory777 (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:47 PM

7. I'm confused...

Which secretive group am I supposed to support for free speech now? I can't seem to find my niche in the underworld anymore.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:11 PM

8. Support whoever you're TOLD to support!

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