Wikileaks website booted from Amazon servers

We’ve been keeping you informed about the latest round of Wikileaks leaks including the denial of service attack on the Wikileaks site, the key points about the recent leaks, and then yesterday reporting on Wikileaks’ founder, Julian Assange, being put on Interpol’s most-wanted list.

Today there is more bad news for Wikileaks as the website has now been removed from its host site, Amazon. After the denial of service attacks on Wikileaks only last weekend, the site moved over to Amazon but now the whistle-blowing site has been kicked off Amazon’s computer servers, according to Anahad O’Connor over on The New York Times.

Amazon’s move to drop Wikileaks came after pressure was applied to Amazon from federal lawmakers. The U.S. government has condemned the latest batch of leaks from Wikileaks in no uncertain terms after the leaked State Department cables caused great embarrassment and the final push appears to have come from pressure on Amazon to explain its links with Wikileaks from the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

Yesterday Wikileaks announced via Twitter, that it had been removed from Amazon saying, “WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free — fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe.” For more on this go to nytimes.com. What are your thoughts on Wikileaks being removed from its host site Amazon? Do you agree with Amazon dropping the site, or maybe you’re disappointed in Amazon’s actions? We’d like to hear your views on this so please share them with us by sending in your comments.