Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pay Pal Freezes WikiLeaks donations and Amazon stops hosting WikiLeaks site


PayPal statement regarding WikiLeaks

December 3, 2010
PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We’ve notified the account holder of this action.
Source Paypal.

Amazon stops hosting WikiLeaks site

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Inc has stopped hosting WikiLeaks' website, which posted thousands of classified U.S. government documents this week, the Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman said on Wednesday.
The move comes after Senator Joe Lieberman's staff made inquiries to Amazon on Tuesday as news reports surfaced that WikiLeaks had hired the Internet giant to host the website loaded with secret government documents on the Amazon servers because hackers had targeted the WikiLeaks site.
"I wish that Amazon had taken this action earlier based on WikiLeaks' previous publication of classified material," Lieberman, an independent, said in a statement.
"I call on any other company or organization that is hosting WikiLeaks to immediately terminate its relationship with them," he added.

source Yahoo news

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