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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Wikileaks Stupidity!
by Devi1903 on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 05:08 UTC
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Wikileaks has shown sheer stupidity in this matter! It is one thing to leak videos or crimes, of soldiers gunning people down and of illegal operations. However it is sheer stupidity to leak confidential information and conversations between diplomats, that no one needs to know. Leaking comments made by diplomats regarding other diplomats that are currently under taking illegal actions is stupid. The comments about Korea by China and the comments about Zimbabwe by South Africa are all well grounded and within reason give the situations that were faced. But to publish them to the world and tell Korea and Zimbabwe (who have both partaken in illegal actions and extensive infringement of human rights) what is being said about them is stupidity!

Whats next? Publishing of legal military operations against enemies before they take place? Leaking of private discussions between diplomats during peace talks that results in them breaking down!?

I have no problem with how wikileaks initially started. And exposing the wrongs of government is very important. However endangering lives and potentially breaking down peace by publishing material they could have kept to themselves is stupid!


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