Nov 29, 2010

WikiLeaks slammed by Wikipedia co-founder, disrupted by hacker

WikiLeaks’ website is currently offline -- not due to excessive traffic but a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster


Technology writer and broadcaster

“I’ll go ahead and say the obvious: WikiLeaks is an enemy of the US — and not just the government. Deal with them accordingly,” Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger tweeted yesterday.

Sanger, a philosopher and expert on collaborative online communities, was chief organizer of Wikipedia from 2001 to 2002, as well as editor-in-chief of its predecessor Nupedia, and founder of Citizendium, which aims to bring more accountability to online encyclopedias. In the lead-up to WikiLeaks’ latest dump of confidential documents, he ended up in a distinctly robust conversation with WikiLeaks defenders.

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  1. Meski

    Remember th3j35t3r, all he has to do is publish the key to the entire file, and everyone can read the unredacted version. Don’t threaten him too much …

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