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: the truth is there
by dante on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 02:59 UTC in reply to "the truth is there"
dante
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2009-08-25

I know you aren't a US Citizen, so I don't blame you for not understanding the first amendment of our constitution.

This in fact, has nothing to do with first amendment issues, as no one is debating a right of speech. People are upset over his possession of documents which do not belong to him and were declared sensitive by their owners. There is a complex and still evolving standard of what is considered acceptable for people who divulge classified information.

Thom - you should be much more careful about praising Assange, what Wikileaks is fighting for may well just be anarchy.

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