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The Empire Strikes Back?
December 7, 2010
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The web wars are heating up! As you probably know, Julian Assange is in the hoosegow in the UK. (Do the kids still use that word for jail? Hoosegow?)

Anyway, the Wikileaks website is under constant online attack, and companies handling their online donations have bailed. (Legal pressure? Cowardice?) But hackers and Internet activists under the banner of "Operation Payback" have jumped into the fight. They're launching their own Internet attacks, and have been counterattacked in turn. Though, they seem to have taken their PR cues from sci fi screenwriters.

Check out this video that outlines their manifesto...


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