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    So we all know about wikileaks

    Anyone else found anything interesting yet on the site post below

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    An e-mail from George W Bush asking if Monica Lowinski could have her old job back?

    Why read 250,000 documents when every news organisation and newspaper in the world is doing that for you to get the good stuff.

    Original Poster

    Because I am reading alot of stuff that is not being reported so far

    archer1204

    Because I am reading alot of stuff that is not being reported so far



    Hurry up and post it then...

    in b4 people say its unreliable.

    Original Poster

    Just go read it and see what you can learn as for the comment about it being unreliable just look at all the fuss the american state dept is and will be making about the cables.

    MarzBarz

    in b4 people say its unreliable.



    +1


    sorry for being a n00b.

    How do you view these files?

    I've got the cvs and sql files, but don't really want to create an sql server just to view them!

    Original Poster

    the cables can be read as normal there is a handy guide explaining how best to read them etc then just pick a classification like secret etc and start reading.I started about 9.00pm and havn't stopped so many fascinating subjects.

    So you want other people to share what they have found but you aren't posting yours?

    Banned

    Wikileaks, the site that has infuriated the US government by releasing thousands of US diplomatic cables, is being hosted by one of the symbols of that country's internet success - Amazon.

    The site came under a "Distributed Denial of Service" (DDOS) attack on Sunday night from an unidentified hacker, forcing it to seek a new location for its computer files. And it found it through Amazon's "Elastic Cloud Computing" (EC2) service, which enables businesses to hire its servers and store their data there.

    DDOS attacks typically force sites off the net unless they have enormous bandwidth at their disposal or highly effective countermeasures. Wikileaks, being small and struggling for funds, is neither.

    But EC2 allows companies to pay for their usage as it mounts up, rather than upfront.

    While Amazon is American, not all of its servers are hosted there - and it could cause a major incident if the US government were to take action against a company on the basis that it might be hosting material the government finds embarrassing.

    But the US government would not be able to remove the diplomatic cables from the internet by ordering Amazon to take down the Wikileaks pages - partly because the cables are not hosted there: further digging shows that cablegate.wikileaks.org, where the documents are being held, is actually hosted by Octopuce, a French company.

    The use of Amazon's EC2 is therefore more likely to be a convenient way of evading the DDOS attack. The pages that are hosted there do not appear to contain any of the sensitive information that the US government has been complaining about - meaning that it would have little legal cause to complain to Amazon.

    Banned

    MarzBarz

    in b4 people say its unreliable.



    I fully believe that numerous heads of states in middle east muslim countries wanted the crap blown out of the Terrorist state known as Iran.

    I fully believe China is embarrassed and wants to distance itself from the Terrorist state known as North Korea.

    Inb4 I can pick and chose the bits I want to believe.

    in b4 skynet

    Banned

    MinstrelMan

    in b4 skynet



    LOL... I'll be back...

    Banned

    tinkerbell28

    It's kind of like watching an episode of Neighbours but on a larger scale.



    Cripes! What have I been missing!
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