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U.S. officials deny they are urging technical takedown of WikiLeaks
Sunday, December 05, 2010 8:35 AM
Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Quote:U.S. officials at the Pentagon and State Department denied Friday knowing of any efforts to take down the WikiLeaks website or asking companies to do so.
The site's efforts to publish 250,000 diplomatic cables has been hampered by denial-of-service attacks, ejection from its server host and cancellation of its name by its American domain name provider. Each time WikiLeaks has worked out other arrangements to bring the site back online.
In written answers to readers' questions posted on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian, WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange alleged "abusive elements of the United States government" were behind the site's technical problems.
A State Department spokesman disputed that the U.S. government was involved.
"I am not aware of any conversations by the United States government with either any internet host here or any government over there at this point," said spokesman P.J. Crowley.
A Defense Department official also denied causing the technical problems slowing the WikiLeaks release of secret U.S. government documents.
Sunday, December 05, 2010 8:51 AM
Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:09 PM
Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:46 PM
Down the centuries you have slurred the meaning of the words, WE THE PEOPLE...
Sunday, December 05, 2010 6:29 PM
Sunday, December 05, 2010 6:35 PM
Sunday, December 05, 2010 6:42 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Geezer:
Actually, I'd suspect the Russians, since Wikileaks has said they'll be releasing Russian stuff soon, and the Russians have a history of hacking, service denial attacks, etc.
"Keep the Shiny side up"
Sunday, December 05, 2010 7:50 PM
Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:11 PM
Freedom is Important because People are Important
Monday, December 06, 2010 2:36 AM
Quote:“All the censoring of WikiLeaks is more alarming than the actual content of the leaks. It only further justifies WL’s actions.”
“It's not wrong to lie, cheat, steal, corrupt, and torture. It's wrong to let people know about it.”
“We elect Governments, not to dictate our freedoms, but to support our liberty. They serve us, we do not serve them.”
Monday, December 06, 2010 7:34 AM
Monday, December 06, 2010 7:49 AM
Quote: Why do they even bother denying it? Do they think someone will believe them? Who's been doing it then? Elves?
Quote: Never believe anything until it's been officially denied.
Quote:the Russians have a history of hacking, service denial attacks, etc.
Monday, December 06, 2010 8:44 AM
Quote:Originally posted by AnthonyT:
Everybody has a reason to take this man offline, and I think everybody who can get it done is trying hard. Including us.
Monday, December 06, 2010 9:31 AM
America loves a winner!
Monday, December 06, 2010 9:41 AM
Monday, December 06, 2010 9:50 AM
Quote:Originally posted by dreamtrove:
And Auraptor's secret files... oh wait, nothing interesting there :evil:
Monday, December 06, 2010 11:40 AM
... fully loaded, safety off...
Monday, December 06, 2010 11:57 AM
You're right about that. The most boring of all files, probably.
Monday, December 06, 2010 11:59 AM
Monday, December 06, 2010 1:27 PM
Monday, December 06, 2010 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:06 AM
Quote:Originally posted by dreamtrove:
He's a spy
Does anything about that suggest anything?
This is obvious information point two:
1) He's not on our side (or anyones)
2) He's a spy
I think as a rogue agent he's an asset, and yeah, it's ironic, but it needs to be this way. Any opposition requires secrecy. So does tyranny. But in a wikileaks world, if wikileaks had too much power someone would wikileak them on some rival wikileaks
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