(If you haven’t read my first post regarding this topic, you can read it here.)
After doing a few more checks, it looks like digg’s website was not hacked. The dozens of posts containing the 32 Hex Digits (09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0) are in fact the HD-DVD processing key that was successfully discovered a short while ago. The key probably started spreading through this post, Spread this number.
The guys behind HD-DVD requested digg.com to censor and take down all posts and comments containing the processing key. Digg has to comply or risk a lawsuit. However, their decision did not impressed any of the many thousands of digg users. The users immediately revolted and started condemning digg. A few domain names have been bought as a sign of protest (this, this, this, and this).
Over at Digg the Blog, there was a plea by Jay Adelson requesting digg’s users to understand the reason why they had to censor and remove those contents. Of course, most of digg’s users ignored it by all means to protect their freedom of speech. Seeing all the mess and the insane reactions from their users, Kevin Rose gave in to the power of the digg community with this post.
If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.
Digg’s users hate them. The HD-DVD guys might be suing them. Will this day mark the end for digg.com? We’ll see what happens next.