Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Dec 2010 22:45 UTC
In the News And so the Wikileaks saga continues - with politics once again crossing with the technology side of things. After several DDoS attacks on Wikileaks' website, the organisation decided to move their website over to Amazon's cloud service yesterday. Today, Amazon kicked Wikileaks out of its cloud after being pressured by US Congress. Update: [Kroc] In a Q&A on the Guardian website, Julian Assange drops the bomb--Amazon failed the test: "Since 2007 we have been deliberately placing some of our servers in jurisdictions that we suspected suffered a free speech deficit inorder to separate rhetoric from reality. Amazon was one of these cases.". Stunning.
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RE: Comment by Berend de Boer
by sultanqasim on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 01:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by Berend de Boer"
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2006-10-28

So you say that people shouldn't be informed about corruption because there may be clashes between the corrupt and those who want to end the corruption? You support preventing justice to uphold short term corrupt stability? How about the indirect loss of life caused by poverty deepened by the corruption?

You skipped an important bit at the end of your quotation:

" 'On the other hand, the Kenyan people had a right to that information and 40,000 children a year die of malaria in Kenya. And many more die of money being pulled out of Kenya, and as a result of the Kenyan shilling being debased.'

It's the kind of moral conundrum that would unnerve most people, that made some wonder last week what the potential ramifications of the latest leak might be, but it is a subject on which Assange himself is absolutely clear: 'You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion.' "

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/01/julian-assange-wikileak...

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