Friday, December 03, 2010

Secrecy trumps truth as WikiLeaks online presence attacked

Can't have the people finding out too much, now can we?

WikiLeaks struggled to stay online Friday as corporations and governments moved to cut its access to the Internet, a potentially crippling blow for an organization dedicated to releasing secret information via the web...

...Assange said that his arrest would do nothing to halt the flow of American diplomatic cables being released by his group and newspapers in several countries. Hundreds have been published in redacted form this week and Assange said that all of the cables had already been distributed in a heavily encrypted form to tens of thousands of people.

If something happened to him, he suggested, then the password needed to unencrypt the data would be released and all the secrets would go out at once.

I get the feeling that if governments push too hard, that will happen anyway.

Read more here.

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