Monday, October 24, 2011

Wikileaks Goes Broke

[Computerworld - Whistleblower Web site Wikileaks today announced that it has temporarily suspended operations due to financial constraints.

In a brief note posted on its site, Wikileaks blamed an "unlawful financial blockade" by several U.S. financial services companies for its situation. It also urged supporters to donate to its cause.

"We are forced to temporarily suspend publishing whilst we secure our economic survival," Wikileaks said in the post. "We cannot allow giant U.S. finance companies to decide how the whole world votes with its pocket. Our battles are costly. We need your support to fight back."

Wikileaks claims that it has been the target of "aggressive retaliation" from several groups for publishing tens of thousands of classified U.S. State Department cables starting last November.]

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