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[2]: the truth is there
by blitze on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 09:16 UTC in reply to "RE: the truth is there"
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Anarchy, or could wikileaks be more for accountability?

Given the past actions of Governments - around the world - having everything in the open allows for people to hold their governments responsible for their actions and this is very important in systems of representational democracy.

For too long there have been nasty enterprises carried out in the name of the people and the people have been unaware due to lack of transparency and the use of state secrets. No more. Let us see the emperor and his shiny new cloths.

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