Operation Payback May Now Start Focusing On Actually Digging Through Wikileaks Leaks For Details

from the much-more-effective dept

While I find Operation Payback fascinating, from a sociological/cultural perspective, I've said from the very beginning that I thought their DDoS strategy to be a bad idea. I was happy, last month, when the folks behind it effectively had "called off" their attacks on copyright-related sites, and a bit disappointed (though, again, fascinated) by the more recent attacks in support of Wikileaks. However, there are now reports that the group has (as it did with the copyright issue) decided to back off the DDoS attacks, but instead, work towards helping to sift through all of the Wikileaks leaks to find the hidden gems of information that need more attention and exposure. As the plan says, "they don't fear the LOIC (the tool used for the attacks), they fear exposure." Could it be that out of what some consider "vandalism," we may get journalism? Welcome to the new digital world...

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    Revelati, 10 Dec 2010 @ 12:34pm

    I might be wrong on this, but from what I understand the full content of the leaks is not available to the general public, it is only being released piecemeal.

    Anonymous and the people attacking right now are simply the zeitgeist of the internet, no one has any control over what they do. It makes a lot more sense to think about it on a macro scale, the internet is based on freedom of information, the governments that gave birth to the internet are now trying to reverse the fundamental principle on which it was created. The internet is angry, and it is letting the world know.

    Same thing happened to Dr. Frankenstein's monster , except I think the monster is just too big to be destroyed.

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