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Tea Party Hackers vs. WikiLeaks?

Freedom-loving hackers of the world, unite!

1:10 PM, Nov 30, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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Tea Party Hackers vs. WikiLeaks?

The criminal and anti-American enterprise WikiLeaks said in a Twitter message this morning that it was under a “distributed denial of service attack," a method often used by hackers to slow or bring down websites. If this is the U.S. government at work, good for our civil servants. If this is patriotic citizens taking matters into their own hands—even better. The original Tea Party was a grassroots citizens’ effort. If Tea Party-inspired Americans—and freedom-loving hackers around the world—can act effectively in cyberspace against today’s threats to our liberties and well-being, and to the liberties and well-being of others—that’s something to be applauded. Indeed, it’s community activism one can believe in.  

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