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    BBC News - Anonymous Mastercard attack 'hits payments'

    Mastercard seem to be in denial but
    a payment firm that said its customers had "a complete loss of service
    I 've just managed to use Mastercard on ParentPay which still has dire warnings on its site.

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    I was at a ParentPay meeting (well Training) with their MD and techie there. They told us it was down due to a problem at the Authorisation Centre. They knew about it but was unable to give a timescale.

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    Netcraft's graphs for mastercard.com with red bits. I haven't got the slightest clue, but perhaps their payment stuff relies on some of the same saturated pipes.

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    Visa has got red bits now.

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    Hah, just went online to pay off my Mastercard balance and the Halifax seems to be having a bit of a problem processing payments. Diddums.

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    Is it just me, or is anyone else looking forward see how this pans out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapEnd View Post
    Is it just me, or is anyone else looking forward see how this pans out?
    I'm looking forward to the book / film.
    It's pretty obvious the likes of Pay Pal have been pressured by the US although they are denying it - just shows how pathetic they and other governments are. The elastic band on the brick can only stretch so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    It's pretty obvious the likes of Pay Pal have been pressured by the US although they are denying it - just shows how pathetic they and other governments are.
    Yeah, can't wait till someone leaks those memos to Wikileaks lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapEnd View Post
    Is it just me, or is anyone else looking forward see how this pans out?
    Don't think it's ever a good idea to have the 4chan community against you. This is a very interesting time to be alive - the internet takes down capitalism? There's obviously a limit to what information should be shared but I don't think the US government should decide on their own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Yeah, can't wait till someone leaks those memos to Wikileaks lol
    LOL!

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    What really gets me is how governments and certain officials are angry with Wikileaks and are claiming this was irresponsible on their part.

    Do you think there would be this witch hunt if the leaks had been provided by the BBC, CNN or even Fox news? (Fox news would never report something like this on their own but anyway...)

    Governments are scared because they have no control over the internet. They can censor traditional media outlets all day long but they cannot censor the internet. They are terrified that they cannot control the distribution of information the way they used to. The balance of power may be starting the shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    What really gets me is how governments and certain officials are angry with Wikileaks and are claiming this was irresponsible on their part.

    Do you think there would be this witch hunt if the leaks had been provided by the BBC, CNN or even Fox news? (Fox news would never report something like this on their own but anyway...)

    Governments are scared because they have no control over the internet. They can censor traditional media outlets all day long but they cannot censor the internet. They are terrified that they cannot control the distribution of information the way they used to. The balance of power may be starting the shift.
    In some cases yes, but in Italy I understand Silvio Berlusconi owns 95% of the media [ and actively stops anti government stuff from being broadcast ] -then of course we have our own beloved Rupert Murdoch and his empire of yes men govenment ministers and bankers. In order for the shift to continue these scumbags need to be locked up or put on an island with a large man called Bubba who will say ' your my little puppy now... '

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    We can only hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    What really gets me is how governments and certain officials are angry with Wikileaks and are claiming this was irresponsible on their part.

    Do you think there would be this witch hunt if the leaks had been provided by the BBC, CNN or even Fox news? (Fox news would never report something like this on their own but anyway...)

    Governments are scared because they have no control over the internet. They can censor traditional media outlets all day long but they cannot censor the internet. They are terrified that they cannot control the distribution of information the way they used to. The balance of power may be starting the shift.
    The power just got shifted. This is why it's so significant.
    There info is already released in an encrypted format - one tweet with the key and that information is sitting on the C: of thousands of computers all over the world.

    While I'm not completely happy with unfiltered information like this being released (how would I feel if it was my personal emails for example) I am delighted that knowledge is power once again and maybe our governments will start to represent the people rather than themselves. (I ain't no commie though!)

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