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Wikileaks.org gets shut down (but not really)

February 20, 2008

So this is scary: The New York Times reports today that a federal judge in California has shut down the Web site Wikileaks.org for posting confidential information on the Web. According to Times reporters Adam Liptak and Brad Stone, the site allows people to post information–about Gitmo, for example, or the secretive international bank a user might work for–on the site to expose “unethical behavior.”

Wait a minute? Isn’t that what newspapers have been doing all along??? What’s the difference here?

Fortunately, as Liptak and Stone report, the judge doesn’t seem to understand that well how the Internet, this vast series of tubes, really works, and you can still find Wikileaks at Wikileaks.be and Wikileaks.cx, among other places.

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