Here at OSM we’ve been covering all the news about the WikiLeaks Cyberwar and just a few of our recent posts included removeable media now being banned by the U.S. Military, European Amazon sites going down thought to be connected with pro-WikiLeaks hackers, and most recently the fact that Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder had been granted bail in the U.K. during extradition proceedings but was still in jail pending an appeal.
Now we hear news that among other companies that have recently cut ties with WikiLeaks, the Bank of America is now ceasing to handle WikiLeaks payments. An Associated Press report brings us this news and a statement from the Bank of America about WikiLeaks which says the site “may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments.”
The WikiLeaks response to this news has been to ask supporters to stop using the Bank of America. Meanwhile Ian Dunt over on politics.co.uk reports on Julian Assange now being freed on bail awaiting further proceedings but tells of concerns that there may be a U.S. legal bid against Assange. Assange told Sky News, “We have heard today from one of my US lawyers that there may be a US indictment for espionage for me coming from a secret grand jury investigation. There are obviously serious attempts to take down the content by taking us down as an organisation and taking me down as an individual.”
What are your thoughts on the latest unravelling in the saga of WikiLeaks and the Bank of America ceasing dealing with payments to the website? We’d be interested to know so please do send us your comments.