Kindle version of WikiLeaks cables appear on Amazon


9 Dec 2010

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The Kindle version of the full WikiLeaks cables have turned up on Amazon.

The site content had been pulled from the online retailer’s site last week amid allegations that the leaked information contravened Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) terms of service, according to Slashgear.com.

Last week’s AWS statement read: "It’s clear that WikiLeaks doesn’t own or otherwise control all the rights to this classified content. Further, it is not credible that the extraordinary volume of 250,000 classified documents that WikiLeaks is publishing could have been carefully redacted in such a way as to ensure that they weren’t putting innocent people in jeopardy.

"Human rights organisations have in fact written to WikiLeaks asking them to exercise caution and not release the names or identities of human rights defenders who might be persecuted by their governments."

The retailer could come into the same level of criticism as other sites that hosted the sensitive data.

Anonymous

Meanwhile, hactivists have threatened that more attacks on online targets could take place as the Anonymous group, using a pseudonym, Coldblood, told BBC radio: “This campaign is not over from what I’ve seen. It’s still going strong.”

Yesterday, Visa.com was temporarily taken down as was MasterCard.com the day prior due to their suspension of WikiLeaks accounts.

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