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09 Dec 2010 18:26 GMT | Science & Technology, Europe
A cyberwar is being waged over WikiLeaks. It began after MasterCard, PayPal and Visa refused to take payments for WikiLeaks, which runs on donations. In retaliation, a hacker group calling itself "Anonymous", launched Operation Payback: targeting the credit card companies, with what are called "Denial of Service" attacks. They managed to temporarily take down Visa and MasterCard's main websites. But the companies say transactions were not affected. Now, Twitter and Facebook have suspended the accounts of the "Anonymous" group. Twitter was being seen as a rallying point for the so-called "hacktivists". In an interview with Al Jazeera, Kevin Anderson, a technology journalist and a specialist in New Media, shares his views on the cat-and-mouse game being played out on the internet.
Source: Al Jazeera
Websites of Mastercard, a Swiss bank and Swedish prosecutor shut down in response to latest action against WikiLeaks.
Science & Technology, Europe, US & Canada, United States
Will a backlash against the WikiLeaks phenomenon have significant implications for the future of the Internet?
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Elections, Politics, Unemployment
Strongman Lukashenko tipped for another five-year term with beleaguered opposition forces calling on voters to boycott.
Elections, Protests, Belarus
1995 march for black rights was one of the biggest race rallies in US history, and organisers say it's time for another.
Racism, Protests, United States
Tackling the refugee crisis, Iran nuclear deal, and helping rape victims push candidates towards the coveted prize.
War & Conflict, Human Rights, Norway
Twin blasts in the centre of the Turkish capital kill at least 86 and injure nearly 200 more, government says.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Turkey
Marwan Barbakh, 13, and 15-year-old Omar Othman killed, and 23 others injured in territory.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Palestine, Gaza: After the war
An Afghan army unit fights for peace, respect and to take back their country after three decades of war and turmoil.
War & Conflict, Asia, Afghanistan
People & Power investigates India's Hindu fundamentalists and their influence on the country's government.
India, Politics, Human Rights
101 East explores why over 300 Australian children are abducted by a parent and taken overseas every year.
Australia, Asia, Law
Al Jazeera World looks at the neutral nation's entrenched gun culture and the debate about the right to carry weapons.
Gun violence, Europe, Arts & Culture