Wikileaks Shut Down by U.S. Court

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 Wikileaks.org 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.


Via:  USA Today
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