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WikiLeaks Blocked In China

Neon Tommy |
November 30, 2010 | 9:17 p.m. PST

WikiLeaks has been blocked in China, as of Wednesday morning, joining a long list of other websites like Facebook and YouTube that are regularly inaccessible by Chinese Internet users.

People in nations with less censorship are also have troubling visiting WikiLeaks' website because of attacks on their servers. For all we know, there are fresh diplomatic cables being sent across the world right now, explaining who is leading these programmed attacks in which WikiLeaks' servers are overloaded by millions of robotic requests for information in a short period of time.

As of Tuesday night, only 291 of the 251,000 embassy cables in WikiLeaks' possession had been posted online. Each of the documents is being vetted by reporters at five newspapers, who are suggesting redactions. WikiLeaks is then publicly posting those redacted documents.

The website has used Amazon.com's paid web hosting service to stay afloat while their own in-house servers suffer the major attacks.

You can find the latest WikiLeaks cables here.



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