What’s going on with wikileaks? It had some interesting stuff, including a satellite computation thingy that you could use to figure out where all the US military satellites are, their foot prints, etc. , and then it went…poof?
Well courtesy of slashdot, now we know what’s going on:
DragonFire1024 writes “Wikinews.org — The Wikileaks website, which publishes sensitive and censored material submitted by anonymous contributors, has experienced unprecedented levels of Internet traffic today through public interest. This interest has caused the website’s servers to be unable to meet the enormous demand of over 164 gigabytes of download traffic within twenty-four hours, leading the site to be temporarily inaccessible.”
We should thank Bank Julius Baer for their efforts in greatly increasing the visibility and readership of wikileaks. The have contributed greatly to wikileaks!
Reminds me of one of the contributors to wikipedia, Patrick Ross.
Well, it took a whole day for wikileaks to be mirrored and redistributed, and now thousands of people are redistributing the wikileaks content. I am happy to say that I am one of them (using peer to peer technology). It would be immoral not to redistribute that content, especially since Julius Baer has tried to suppress
the content. the entire site, to get their content taken down.
In any case here is a link to the wikileaks site: http://184.108.40.206/wiki/Wikileaks
There is a big stink here. There is no reason for the judge to put a lock-down on the whole site. In addition, the DNS attack that has been reported by Wired Magazine seems strange–would a bank pay for a DNS attack? And the fire…?
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As of this evening (December 4th 2010)I could still get wikileaks here: http://wikileaks.nl/
It seems Julius Baer, the venerable Swiss Bank, has managed to suppress the site wikileaks. The site was a magnet for whistle blowers of all kinds, but now has been taken off-line in USA. The site in India is still on-line, and can be found with a little googling. In any case, just as we’ve observed with the 09 F9 thing, it is nearly impossible to take some piece of information down, and the act of trying to take it down creates a will to replicate that information. Let’s call that the ’09 F9 effect.’ Notice that the Bank does not allege that the documents showing tax evasion and money laundering are forgeries, just that they are confidential. So are there protections for whistle-blowers or not? More later.
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