However, it appears that the DDoS attacks that are affecting LJ service are occurring because LJ in Russia is being used by bloggers to speak out against the government's policies. Now, here I am in the USA, and we encourage freedom of speech. LJ is trying to make sure that these bloggers have the opportunity and forum to express themselves.
I think that all of you who use or have used LiveJournal should get right back on there and write something supportive of these goals. Don't abandon them when they are in the midst of defending a right that we here in the US take for granted, when it's a right that either doesn't exist or is under attack elsewhere in the world.
Let's tell LiveJournal that this is something to fight for...
Just in case anyone thinks LJ's downtime is just TPTB being incompetant, read this:
LiveJournal, Russia's blogging platform of choice, is sustaining biggest cyberattack attack in its history. Bloggers say the Kremlin wants to crack down on political discussion.
"LiveJournal, Russia’s most popular blogging platform, has been under a massive DDoS attack for the past few days. The attack has effectively wiped out Russia’s main refuge for unbridled political discussion, a hugely lively and extensive domain frequented by politicians, opposition activists and social commentators alike...
“The reason for attack is more than clear in this case — someone wants LiveJournal to disappear as a platform,” Ilya Dronov, development director at SUP, wrote in a post on his LiveJournal blog earlier this week. He said the hackers were hoping to push bloggers from LJ to social networks where “it's easier to fight individual users.”"
Just because I can...
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