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The fallout from Wikileaks' decision to post over a quarter of a million US government cables this past weekend continued on Thursday, as the website began to be the target of hackers and its actions prompted the introduction of a new Senate bill that would make it illegal to publish the names of military and intelligence agency informants.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the non-profit organization Antiwar.com initiated a boycott of the major online retailer Amazon.com. The announcement came after Amazon abruptly removed the cloud servers used by WikiLeaks, caving under pressure from Sen.
After criticism from congressional staff, Amazon decided to boot Wikileaks from its servers, forcing the whistleblower website to use Web-hosting services in Europe, Wikileaks said Wednesday.
Where you live in the world largely determines how freely you can access the internet.
WikiLeaks posted in a Twitter message on Tuesday that it was under a new cyber attack after a similar incident took place on Saturday just before the website started to release secret US diplomatic cables.
The controversial founder of Wikileaks has announced that his website's next target will be a major US bank, while government officials in Ecuador have offered him a safe haven in the face of ongoing and possible future legal issues.
A computer hacker temporarily took down the Wikileaks website on Sunday as 250,000 US diplomatic cables were released on the site.
More than a quarter of a million secret US government cables and other documents were published Sunday by the website WikiLeaks in what they are calling "the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain."
In a short message posted Monday to its Twitter followers, whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks said it was planning to release three million classified documents in the "coming months."
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday giving the federal government new powers to crack down on foreign websites that sell counterfeit merchandise and pirated movies, music and books.
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