Anonymous wants DDoS attacks recognized as speech

In Polytricks on January 29, 2013 at 8:36 am

Anonymous wants DDoS attacks recognized as speech.  It has set up a petition on the White House web site.  Anonymous suggests that DDoS attacks are .. “really not much different than repeatedly hitting the refresh button in your web browser”.. (again and again.. ;o)

Anonymous also suggests DDoS is like any other civil disobedience protest like Occupy Wall St.

I think its important to remember at this point that several ‘Anonymous’ members have received long jail terms for DDoS attacks against Scientology.  Really?.. I would have thought that a public service!

Okay.. but seriously civil disobedience is a long and recognized tradition from Gandhi, Civil Rights movement, Vietnam war protests, anti-nuclear protests to Occupy Wall St.

Sure a DDoS ‘attack’ is a disruption of business as usual but that is precisely the point of civil disobedience.

My feeling is that the hysteria surrounding ‘hacktavism’ says more about the contrived paranoia post 9/11 than it does about any real threat from hacktavism.  In fact, in my view,  the real threat to civil society post 9/11 has been from the fascist elite.

  1. Why should protests be deemed “civil disobedience”? Disobedience to whom? The rock apes at the top who are terrified that free speech might actually lead to their sorry asses being overthrown? Tell me – we’re supposed to care about these dictators and their self-serving dictatorships because………??

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