Monday, December 6, 2010

Operation Payback

At the moment I have mixed feelings about what's happening to Wikileaks. I do think it's useful to have a forum where whistle-blowers can leak documents in the public interest. On the other hand, I can imagine a system that exerts little editorial control or filtering over the leaks falling victim to abuse and manipulation.

I want real human beings to take responsibility for reviewing the leaks, gauging their evidential merit, and weighing the risks and benefits associated with publishing the material.

I'd like, somehow, for the international community of professional journalists to monitor Wikileaks. I'd be willing to trust a collective that can apply basic rules of evidence and that can use independent peer review in a non-cult-like manner.

Corrupt governments of the world, we are anonymous. For some time now, voices have been crying out in unison against the new ACTA laws. The gross inadequacies of the new laws being passed internationally have been pointed out repeatedly. Our chief complaint is that such measures would restrict people's access to the internet.

In these modern times access to the internet is fast becoming a basic human right. Just like any other basic human right, we believe that it is wrong to infringe upon it. To threaten to cut people off from the global consciousness as you have is criminal and abhorrent. To move to censor content on the internet based on your own prejudice is at best laughably impossible, at worst, morally reprehensible.

The unjust restrictions you impose on us will meet with disaster and only strengthen our resolve to disobey and rebel against your tyranny. Such actions taken against you, and those you out source your malignant litigation too, are inevitable, unavoidable and unstoppable.

We Are Anonymous,

We Are Legion And Divided By Zero.

We Do Not Forgive Internet Censorship

And We Do Not Forget Free Speech.

We Are Over 9000,

Expect Us!

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