By Elinor Mills
Sixteen people were arrested in the United States today in connection with hacking attacks by the Anonymous group of online activists, as well as one person in the U.K. and four people in the Netherlands, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
An indictment filed last week in San Jose, Calif., names 14 people accused of conspiring to intentionally damage protected computers at PayPal last December in retribution for PayPal suspending WikiLeaks’ account to prevent supporters from donating to the whistleblower site.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, MSM Shills, Whistleblowers
Tagged anonymous, Censorship, cyberwars, hackers, infowars, lulzsec, paypayl, wikileaks
By Rady Ananda
For two days this month, WordPress.com, which hosts a tenth of the world’s websites drawing nearly 300 million unique visitors a month, suffered the largest distributed denial-of-service attack in its six-year history. Six separate attacks on March 3 and 4, mostly originating from China, targeted a single Chinese-language site hosted by WP.
On March 3rd, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg told TechCrunch (also hosted by WP), “There’s an ongoing DDoS attack that was large enough to impact all three of our datacenters in Chicago, San Antonio, and Dallas.”
Illustration by Matt Mahurin
The most paranoid man in America is trying to overthrow the ‘global Stasi Borg state,’ one conspiracy theory at a time
By Alexander Zaitchik
It’s just past 9 a.m. when Alex Jones pulls his Dodge Charger into a desolate parking lot in Austin. From the outside, the squat, single-story office complex that Jones calls his “command center” resembles a moon base surrounded by fields of dying grass. But inside, blinking banks of high-tech recording gear fill the studio where he broadcasts The Alex Jones Show, a daily talk show that airs on 63 stations nationwide. Jones draws a bigger audience online than Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck combined — and his conspiracy-laced rants make the two hosts sound like tea-sipping NPR hosts on Zoloft.
A stocky 37-year-old with a flop of brown hair and a beer gut, Jones usually bounds into the studio, eager to launch into one of his trademark tirades against the “global Stasi Borg state” — the corporate-surveillance prison planet that he believes is being secretly forged by an evil cabal of bankers, industrialists, politicians and generals. This morning, though, Jones looks deflated. Five days ago, a mentally disturbed 22-year-old named Jared Loughner opened fire on a crowd in Tucson, Arizona, killing six and seriously wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner was reported to be a fan of Loose Change, a film Jones produced that has become the bible for those who believe 9/11 was an inside job.
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, NWO
Tagged 911, alex jones, conspiracy, globalists, infowars, john birch society, loose change, Media, NWO
By Brad Friedman
The Brad Blog
It looks like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — the Rightwing lobbying firm now allowed to accept hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in secret funding from corporations likely subsidized with your tax dollars — has been caught in the act of creating a $2 million disinformation campaign to attack progressive organizations such as VelvetRevolution.us and its StopTheChamber.com initiative. [Since we believe in disclosure, unlike the Chamber: VR was co-founded by The BRAD BLOG.]
After the disinfo campaign targeted “Anonymous”, the online “hacktivist” organization which had been working to disrupt those who companies who had attacked WikiLeaks (See our December ’10 report: “‘ALL-OUT CYBER WAR’ OVER WIKILEAKS”), “Anonymous” struck back by hacking one of the “intelligence security firms” retained by the Chamber and posting thousands of their emails online.
Posted in 4th Estate, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops
Tagged 4th Estate, anonymous, disinfo campaign, glenn greenwald, hacktivist, HBGary, infowars, psyops, smear campaign, us chamber of commerce, velvet revolution, wikileaks
By Eric Blair
The establishment has been desperately trying to implement legal control over the Internet. They’re attacking freedom of speech and the open Internet from all angles; through government tools, corporate methods, and even the courts. All three of these methods are converging in the WikiLeaks case, but that’s not the only battle being waged in the so-called “all-out cyber war.” [Image]
By Eric Blair
Shady Las Vegas copyright infringement company, Righthaven LLC, seems to be a small-time legal firm using a canned lawsuit to slap down bloggers for copyright infringement for meager settlements. But now they are going after alternative news kingpin and globalist critic Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report.
In Naples, Italy, artist Gennaro Di Virgilio added Julian Assange to his annual Christmas Nativity scene, declaring him "Man of The Year".
A roundup of Wikileaks news…
The Toad Versus The New York Times
Joe Lieberman, Senate’s resident evil toad and arch nemesis to internet freedom fighters everywhere, has urged the Justice Department to hang the New York Times for the committing the crime of ethical journalism.
By Citizens for Legitimate Government
A collection of recent news items on WikiLeaks, its website(s) and on Julian Assange.
Julian Assange to be questioned by British police –New extradition warrant issued over alleged sexual assaults –Assange appeals for supporters to put up surety and bail 06 Dec 2010 Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is expected to appear in a UK court tomorrow after his lawyers said he would meet police to discuss a European extradition warrant from Sweden relating to alleged sexual assaults… Jennifer Robinson, a solicitor with Finers Stephens Innocent which represents the Australian freedom of information campaigner, told the Guardian: “We have a received an arrest warrant [related to claims in Sweden]. We are negotiating a meeting with police.”