If Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is trying to turn himself into a Bond villain, he's succeeded: the ongoing distributed denial of service attack against Wikileaks has forced his minions to move the site to a fortified data center [Bahnhof] encased in a cold war-era, nuke-proof bunker encased in bedrock. Really.
quote: Manning committed treason and his punishment should be death.
quote: Wise man told me once :
quote: The Paypal account was not in the name of Wikileaks, but rather in the name of The Wau Holland Foundation. The foundation was named after a deceased German hacker of the same name, who found the infamous Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in 1981.
quote: The U.S. Governments, Businesses Strike Back
quote: Paypal says that it became aware of the account, which was in violation of its terms of service "which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity."
quote: The site was certainly brazen when it decided to target the world's most powerful nation.
quote: According to some, it also helps finance a lavish lifestyle for site founder Julian Assange who is known for his expensive fashion tastes and constant travel,
quote: If they turn out to be bogus, it's going to kill any credibility the USA has left in the world.
quote: Assange published documents that he KNEW were stolen from the United States Government. Sorry, that's criminal behavior. No matter how justified people think he was, it's now time to face the consequences.
quote: The site was certainly brazen when it decided to target the world's most powerful nation. But its boldness has been punished, leaving the site with a bitter taste in its mouth. Its informant rests in prison, its funding is being cut off, and it has been forced onto unstable hosting. Given these issues, the site may have trouble continuing to grab attention in the international spotlight.
quote: Mr Jason Mick. could you be any less neutral to wikileaks? i know you're just a blogger not a true journalist but journalistic integrity should count for something. comments like the above have no place in a neutral news coverage. have you read the link i provided above (this one http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/29cables.h... )? wikileaks is really careful about the information they released.
quote: they haven't release the full document to the internet. they have given them to the world press to be cross check and redacted of any harmful information and release them after the press redacted them.
quote: I am convinced that the site's chief goal is to discredit the U.S. government in a world arena.
quote: But I have major issues with the fact that the site's campaign clearly targets the U.S., at least from a statistical basis. If the site's goal is to whistleblow on wrongdoing, I doubt that 95 percent of the world's wrongdoing is perpetrated by the U.S.
quote: Secondly, I have a problem with the lack of transparency and oversight from the site. For a site that preaches transparency and exposure, it practices precious little. It operates in the shadows, sneaking around, acting just like those it criticizes.
quote: Third, if you're going to go for full disclosure, publish the whole thing. You can't go halfway. That's an interesting thing to note about the Afghani war logs. Wikileaks did redact portions, likely in an effort to protect tribal locals from death. But in doing so, the site is essentially admitting that there is a need for secrecy.
quote: if wikileaks are criminals or information terrorist why would the do that? they just release the whole document and not have a care in the world.
quote: Being against secrecy doesn't mean being anti-government.
quote: The information Wikileaks was dissemenating was illegally obtained and therefore the US government was correct in disuading its use. I read a lot of posts that obviously support Wikileaks and the release of this information, but we must remember that it is illegal to steal classified government documents and give them away.
quote: Wikileaks did the same [thing] the NYT did when the published the Abu Graib photos.
quote: Wikileaks did not endanger anyone.
quote: Wikileaks did the same think the NYT did when the published the Abu Graib photos.
quote: So the Taliban killed traitors?
quote: didn't you hear?
quote: Assange has been charged with rape in Australia.
quote: Assange is a hero