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Wikileaks and DHS

December 3, 2010

What do you all make of this wikileaks thing?

I call bullshit.

US Government seizure of the internet has begun; DHS takes over 76 websites
Source: Natural News

s part of a new expansion of government power over information, the Department of Homeland Security has begun seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous “Department of Justice” logo on the web site. See an example at http://torrent-finder.com

Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts. Right now, their focus is websites that they claim “violate copyrights,” yet the torrent-finder.com website that was seized by DHS contained no copyrighted content whatsoever…

You see, when DHS is capable of shutting down websites for pirating software and music for “copyright violation”… why in the holy hell would they not be able to shut down ONE site that poses an INTERNATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?

So, yes… I’m calling bullshit.

 

 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. anarchotoads permalink
    December 4, 2010 12:15 pm

    Not sure if you’re coming in on Assange’s side here or are just critical them resting on their laurels, though it is worth noting that wikileaks was subject to a huge DDoS attack that forced them to migrate servers and leak the documents in newspapers instead.

    I don’t know whether I would outright point to the US government, but they do have a vested interest, and even if it was a Chinese zombie net, usually they try and shut down those sorts of things if they are sizable.

    • December 6, 2010 3:32 pm

      Any American newspaper (ha – as if they’re still as ‘in demand’) that would consider publishing these “classified” documents should be taken out immediately.

      I think that when it comes to national security and the leaking of top secret classified documents, the government would jump in and do SOMETHING. This is different than some dick on the internet (like me) blogging about LOLitics and Washington’s shenanigans… If they were just shutting down anyone with an opposing viewpoint, that’s one thing. IF these documents are a threat to our nation’s security (hell, INTERNATIONAL security), I can’t think of any legitimate reason for someone to complain. I wouldn’t call removing something that is confidential an invasion of privacy or censorship. Apples and oranges.

  2. December 6, 2010 1:47 pm

    Hey Danger,
    They knew the 2nd dump of docs was coming for about for a couple of months. A more competent admin might have moved to shut down the site “prior” to the release of the documents, not after the fact.

    But I must commend them too. They sure jumped right on those 76 sites. We all know what a threat bootlegged music files & bogus women’s handbags are to national security.

    Job well done.

    MR

    • December 6, 2010 3:28 pm

      Yes. Thank God the gub’ment took steps to put an end to the distribution of free copies of Photoshop and the latest Lady Gaga tracks!

      For some reason, this whole thing screams “HILLARY CLINTON” and “treason” to me. It’s got to be a set-up for something big. You’re absolutely correct — we’ve been hearing about the second document dump for months. Any other administration (and I mean ANY other) would have nipped this before it even started.

  3. December 24, 2010 2:47 pm

    Danger,
    Merry Xmas, where ever you may be!

    Hope all is well. We miss ya!

    MR

  4. steve permalink
    December 24, 2010 5:32 pm

    Hey Danger
    I had to stop by to wish you and your family a very “Merry Christmas”.

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