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The rumblings of the wikileaks revolution continue, as reports of Visa, MasterCard and PayPal have outages around the world are hitting the wire all day today.

Rather than writing long entries here on the blog, I’ll summarise all of this when the events that are transpiring reach a conclusion.

For those who haven’t caught the whole story, here’s a good summary of the events so far:

And the other thing I will add is that twitter has proved very interesting indeed so far today:PayPal_1

Story of Wikileaks


About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here…

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  • Dean Procter

    Hi Chris we have a new dance song catching on here – the ‘arbib’. I believe you have some participants over there, Change names and moves as appropriate.
    the ‘arbib’
    A new dance where you step to the right and back until bumping your butt on the nearest crotch all the while whispering secrets into your partner’s ears add a little back-dooring and beers with the boys for some variety to the moves.
    Sing to the tune of Locomotion Johnny O’keefe style if you please.
    Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now, come on – do the arbib.
    Step back and to the right then sneak out that door,
    come on – do the arbib.
    Waltz on down the street and dance into the any embassy..
    A little secret briefing then some beers with the boys,
    come on, do the arbib
    despite the fact it’s treason to backdoor country,
    don’t worry about exposure or wikileaks,
    come on – do the arbib
    Spill your guts on your mates for a few beer to be with the boys
    fuck foreign affairs and forget the people who elected you
    come on – do the arbib.
    Don’t be coy singing a Benedict Arnold karioke
    cause in Julia’s land of oz a little treason is okey dokey
    come on do the arbib.
    everybody’s doing it just read wikileaks
    what’s a few secret shared with a foreign embassy?
    come on – do the arbib
    secret briefings with foreign embassies used to be called treason
    but in Julia’s land of oz you can sell out for any reason
    come on – do the arbib
    Don’t be surprised if you hear I’ve been tasered 40 times like some of my fellow citizens.