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Every day some well-known people pay for Denial-of-Service (DOS) attacks on this website to prevent you reading what is published.

This operation involves worldwide planting of botnet viruses, so that unwitting computer users receive signals ordering their machines to despatch dozens, hundreds, or thousands of emails to this website. The objective is to overwhelm the server, and sink the publication.

Several of these attack waves happen each day. When the well-known people are the subject of a new publication, the attackers launch even more of their torpedoes than usual.

Defending against these attacks, and keeping the website news and its archive safe for you to use, is costly. You are invited to crowdfund in order to preserve what has so far cost you nothing.

There are two rates for a six-monthly subscription – the Graf Spee and the Lusitania.

Graf Spee — US$600 per half-year: this basic anti-scuttle protection enables improved defences and gives you uninterrupted access to all breaking stories and full archive retrieval.
Lusitania — US$850 per half-year: the additional anti-missile premium gives you direct email access to enable you to follow up on the research on which the daily website publications are based.
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