Amazon Cuts Ties With WikiLeaks
Perhaps it is the drama that surrounds the WikiLeaks release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents? Or maybe it is because founder Julian Assange has been moved to the Most Wanted List for alleged sexual crimes? Whatever the reason, Amazon has had enough and is kicking the controversial company to the curb. The online bookseller, which also provides Web services, had been hosting WikiLeaks on its servers. After an inquiry Tuesday afternoon from an aide to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), it stopped. Amazon said it terminated the service because WikiLeaks violated Amazon's terms of usage. Uh-huh. WikiLeaks released a statement via its Twitter site: "If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the First Amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books."
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