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Hmm.. Now this is interesting. Not only is it a said group.. But it's an open forum style group??? I'll be the first to say I had nothing to do with it, but ultimately you have to ask yourself two questions..

One... If you did help the group in said attacks, does it actually achieve anything?

Two... Is the morality of it reversed?

At first thought I wanna say I am happy to see that group doing what they are but then again.. Does it really make a difference is the question.. And even if so does it not make the attack just as unjust as what the cause is for? Something to pick your brain about, that's for sure.

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Yeah basically its an open forums type group, postings hit the chans about a raid and dates and target established on the wiki . Members of various chans and other online users separate from 4chan etc etc downloaded an assortment of tools and attacked Australian goverment sites in one combined effort.

While I don't agree with some of anon's methods ie spamming small breasted women pictures to email and fax machines which only hinders those who are actively campaigning against online censoring legally. It does draw media attention to a subject that is rarely covered by mainstream media outlets. Granted its bad publicity but as they say any publicity is good publicity. the same effect can be achieved through real life protest but to gain media attention you need superior numbers (which we don't have due to lack of attention on the subject).

I also this link for the ABC Hungry beast program emailed to me. Now I am not one to spout bullshit conspiracy theory's but that stats for the polls struck me as a little off. ABC claim that 80% of people surveyed are for mandatory ISP filtering. These stats completely contradict Various online news/forum polls and the good old fashioned newspaper which on average have 90% against. Note: ABC are a Australian Government funded TV station.

hahaha @ Drop, its been down for agers. SMH's news article of 50 minutes is a joke. I have been checking periodically and that site among others has not loaded for over 4 hours.

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The way a protest is perceived depends on the people who are taking audience to it.

Some people might think is a stupid idea and will piss the government off more, and they will try enforce censorship even more.

But at the same time, you have, what I assume to be the majority, of people who agree with the protest. Because you can clearly see a strong statement being made.

And it will indeed gain much more publicity due to the, uhh, electronic nature of the protest.

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A poll went up the other day about the attack on the Whirlpool forums.

Also dedicated a large portion of the show towards it.

Day 2 now and the website is still offline, they also started targeting the immigration site which is up and down throughout the day.

Story has drawn attention from across the globe. lol now everyone can laugh at the Aussies and their stupid ISP filtering policy.

One odd than that is worth pointing out, not a single mainstream station (7, 9 and 10) has aired anything on the attack.

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  • 2 weeks later...

The main question now for me would be what if they pull the outbound plug on the country's internet (surely there is less than 10 sources out from what you have told me about the amount of data bandwidth) and then just had the major isp's put bandwidth filters on all the incoming connections... Just a thought. But either way, I still think it's really childish what they are doing. Flat chested women need money too ya know...

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ABC claim that 80% of people surveyed are for mandatory ISP filtering. These stats completely contradict Various online news/forum polls and the good old fashioned newspaper which on average have 90% against. Note: ABC are a Australian Government funded TV station.

I think you'll find that the even the people enforcing laws are against it! That doesn't mean that they won't charge you when you DDOS govt site tho.

Like most polls, this one was broken. If participants were provided full information on the issues I doubt they'd get the same responses.

Sk

(Oh yeah, it also proves that 80% of people are morons, too. But we already knew that).

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I did a little more researching on that poll the abc did and found that the questions given to people were slightly misleading, for example people were not directly asked are you pro filter or anti filter but instead asked do you think child porn should be blocked? Apparently having child porn blocked means you want mandatory ISP filtering. 0_o wtf.

That idiot stephen conroy was quoted on a few online news articles as say the DoSing of gov websites is irresponsible and denies people access to information, these attacks are not a legitimate form of protest. This really made me laugh, denies people access to information? Um Conroy this is the exact same thing your filter does and I fail at seeing how a DoS attack on gov websites is not a legitimate form of protest. I compare it to a bunch of truck drivers who are pissed off about the price of petrol and decide to park there rigs on a busy highway as a form of protest.

Besides you can't blame people, when a gov doesn't listen to its people they always resort to civil disobedience and cause disruptions.

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