Wikileaks Shut Down by U.S. Court

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News Posted: Mon, Feb 18 2008 8:48 PM

Wikileaks was started with the intention of allowing whistleblowers to
anonymously release government and corporate documents, "an
uncensorable version of Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking
and analysis. " Of course, that only works if the site is reachable.

A federal judge in San Francisco has shut down a Web site that posted more than a million government and corporate documents from whistleblowers and others alleging criminal acts worldwide.

A permanent injunction was issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White. It was sought by the Swiss banking group Julius Baer after internal documents were posted to claiming to show the bank was connected to money laundering and tax evasion in its offshore operations in the Cayman Islands. The bank has accused a former vice president of leaking the records, which it claims are confidential.

You can still reach the site if you know the IP address or if you go through a different country domain.  The site's not down, just DNS information for it.

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Lev_Astov replied on Tue, Feb 19 2008 7:35 AM
Why would they take down a site for whistle blowers? That seems like a good thing to have, as long as the documents leaked don't endanger national security.

Also, who needs leaked documents to guess that someone's banking in the Cayman islands has something to do with tax evasion? Surprise!

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mazuki replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 1:27 AM
here you go:
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Also, who needs leaked documents to guess that someone's banking in the Cayman islands has something to do with tax evasion? Surprise!



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ice91785 replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 11:25 AM

I guess freedom of speech/press as a constitutional right isn't really a right anymore hmm?

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werty316 replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 12:16 PM

I think it would be a goo ditme to be paranoid these days as anything can get leaked out and with the grand scale of the internet privacy can be a challange. 

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donpm replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 12:29 PM

The USA hates free speech, what planet have you been living?

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Kamrooz replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 4:34 PM

As always with time, politicians become corrupt, and a government derails from th foundations it was created upon. Honestly, The world of politics is just so corrupt, we really do need all these documents and funding information to be widely available. The more transparent the government becomes, the better it can work for the people. Afterall, this nation was founded on "Built for the people, by the people". More like "Built for the lobbyist and corrupt politicians". 

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