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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by Ikshaar on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 15:43 UTC
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I don't support the leaking of government documents when it comes to diplomacy. If a backroom deal can avoid a war - then it's a better solution !! Nobody should be that naive that all diplomacy can be done in the light of day. So whistle-blowers and revealing cover up of malfeasance, yes - leaks of personal information gather by diplomats on how to handle head of state is just stupid.

Nevertheless, I agree that the campaign against Assange personally (rapes, "must be aiding terrorists") and against whoever hosts Wikileaks is wrong.

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