Saturday, December 11, 2010

Amazon gets rid of WikiLeaks site from servers

Amazon has pulled WikiLeaks from its servers. The controversial site relocated to Amazon servers recently. WikiLeaks lately relocated to Amazon Web Services, a website hosting service, after denial of service assaults forced the site to move its hosting site. Amazon didn’t want anything to do with WikiLeaks after great controversy has erupted over the site.

Amazon server no longer has WikiLeaks after protest

The “Cablegate” series happened with WikiLeaks. Then, the sit faced some DDOS, or distributed denial of service. As a result, the site moved to Amazon Web Services. WikiLeaks had been then kicked off of the amaon.com self service web hosting, reports the Guardian. This was because American companies were asked to boycott the site by Senator Joe Lieberman. The WikiLeaks Twitter page made statements that “fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe” and that if Amazon had been not disposed to following the First Amendment, the business should “get out of the business of selling books.”.

Wanting Julian Assange in prison in Europe

Julian Assange is the head of WikiLeaks. The Swedish government put out a warrant for his arrest. The Christian Science Monitor reports that as a result of sexual assault charges, Assange has been a fugitive in Sweden from time to time. Assange can be arrested in any nation he is found in though since the Interpol, which is the international police organization, issued a "red notice". He won't necessarily be arrested. It is just a suggestion being passed along. Australia, Assange’s home country, and the United States are mulling criminal charges. When asked about the situation, Assange's mother said that he is "fighting baddies, if you like" and is doing what he believes is right.

Everyone angry

The release of diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks, among other releases, has provoked strong reactions from the international community. Julian Assange and his fate are unknown at the moment. It does seem that WikiLeaks may have a hard time operating within the future though.

Information from

The Guardian

guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/01/wikileaks-website-cables-servers-amazon?CMP=twt_gu

Twitter

twitter.com/wikileaks

CS Monitor

csmonitor.com/World/Global-Issues/2010/1201/WikiLeaks-Julian-Assange-is-merely-fighting-baddies-says-his-mom



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