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US based hackers are continuing their distributed denial of service attacks, and the official pressure from political leaders to evict the Wikileaks files from other servers isn't letting up, either.|
The Senate Homeland Security Committee, led by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn), successfully pushed Amazon.com to kick WikiLeaks off its servers on Wednesday. Some commentators were quick to criticize Lieberman's involvement as stepping over the line of his authority in an effort to squash free speech. [color="red"]Salon's Glenn Greenwald likened the senator to a "Chinese dictator."
Amazon Web Services, which doesn't pre-screen customers who use their servers, claimed that the company wasn't bowing to political pressure. WikiLeaks, the company said, was removed because it violated terms of service by posting documents that it "doesn't own or otherwise control all the rights to."
But WikiLeaks isn't buying the explanation and offered its own thoughts over Twitter: "Amazon's press release does not accord with the facts on public record. It is one thing to be cowardly. Another to lie about it."
Of course, the New York Times and other news organizations, have posted some of the documents obtained by WikiLeaks on their sites and haven't faced the same government pressure. WikiLeaks, in possession of 250,000 cables, has actually only published a small percentage of them so far.
Ebay's funding tool Paypal pulled the plug on WikiLeaks.
I remember, not long ago, the shameless US company was lecturing China on internet freedom.
The tale of racist bias and how the bigots cannot see the obvious.