Another corporate effort to crush Wikileaks…
The effort to crush Wikileaks is forcing the empire to engage in increasingly heavy-handed control of access to the internet itself. Verizon — with what is probably the biggest internet footprint –has now joined in the effort. If the cables themselves have shown the deception and division among world powers, the attempt to suppress those cables show the collusion between these same states and between them and corporation.
Thursday evening Verizon pulled a dirty trick by silently blocking most all know IP addresses used by IRC, web and other server operated for Operation Payback. This move was made without notice to Verizon’s customers and without the ability to opt out of the blocking. It is unclear as to Verizon’s motivation for this censorship of the internet. One can speculate that they don’t want their FiOS service making the news as the straw that broke the camel’s back for the next web server to be hit by Anonymous. I suppose if you asked an executive they would spit out some BS about protecting the internet. Protecting us from what?!