Wikileaks is in the headlines across the world these days. And it very well deserves to be.
THE US government, faced with the publication on the Internet of a quarter-million cables sent by US embassies in recent years, has responded just as it did when WikiLeaks posted similar troves of secret messages about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the web earlier this year. It has solemnly warned that WikiLeaks is endangering the lives of American diplomats, soldiers and spooks. Endangering the lives of innocent people?? Who is innocent here??
Well, these people are getting just treatment. In the present era of free press and the free form of internet it is imminent that such a thing would happen, and it has happened.
To make it even more worse, you accuse the founder of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion? For something that he apparently committed in august. Why this sudden uprise over the issue? Some cables are leaked by him! Oops!
A Swedish court has approved a request by prosecutors to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion.
Assange has denied the accusations, which stem from his encounters with two women during a visit to Sweden in August.
Thursday’s decision by the Stockholm District Court may lead to an international arrest warrant for Assange. ( Source: TOI)
The worst part in this entire episode is the behavior shown by internet bigwigs like paypal, and amazon. Pulling off the plug on the website such that it is not accessible by anyone?
“The internet isn’t written in pencil, Mark, it’s written in ink” – Erica, in THE SOCIAL NETWORK
And that I think the American officials, along with amazon and paypal should realize this. Pulling off the plug on the site just shows its spineless character, and the way it is built. Not speaking too well of these organizations.
This pic depicts it in a better way.
Wikileaks has just managed to show the nature of these two internet giants, who people thought would stand up against such atrocities and unreasonable behaviour of the government. Till date no one has been charged, let alone convicted, over the wikileaks episodes.