WikiLeaks Cowardice Scorecard
|Amazon||Removed WikiLeaks cables from its “cloud” data service.||Yes.||Only 612 cables (out of a quarter-million) had been released, and Amazon was hosting the redacted versions already published by the New York Times and other newspapers.|
|Tableau Software||Removed charts illustrating statistical summaries of WikiLeaks cables.||Yes.||Never hosted the cables themselves.|
|EveryDNS||Removed “wikileaks.org” from its free DNS service, which translates domain names to numeric Internet server addresses.||No.||Attacks on system
threatened entire service.
|PayPal||Removed WikiLeaks donation account.||Yes.||WikiLeaks is not a government-identified criminal or terrorist organization, nor otherwise on any Official Shit List.|
|None, yet.||No, not yet.||Just starting to draw attention.
|U.S. Government||Blocking WikiLeaks access from office computers.||Yes.||Claims cables are still technically “secret”, so government employees — and prospective government employees — shouldn’t peek.
Result: Government employees less informed than late-night comedians.
|GoDaddy||“Christine Jones, general counsel for GoDaddy.com, said ‘our default position is to leave it up — that would be the starting point. Then we’d have to have a reason to remove it.'”||No, not yet.||Hey, GoDaddy provides
our DNS service!
Wonder how long wikileaks.stinque.com
|Stinque||Continues to promote Amazon Kickback Link in face of calls for boycott.||Sure, whatever.||Publisher doesn’t give a shit.|
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