WikiLeaks Servers Hosted by Swedish Pirate Party Added: Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
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Sweden’s Pirate Party now moves on to protect a whistleblower website from pressure over the site’s decision to make around 76,000 classified American documents related to the war in Afghanistan available to public. The move is also intended to strengthen the service’s ability to further disclose such controversial material.
The Sweden’s Pirate Party announced that it has signed an agreement to become a hosting provider for a whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
The leader of Swedish Pirate Party, Rick Falkvinge, believes that the contribution of the service in question is extremely important to the whole world. The Party expressed the desire to contribute to WikiLeaks attempts to increase transparency and accountability of power throughout the globe. Therefore it starts providing free bandwidth to the service like it has already been doing for The Pirate Bay.
The Pirate Party points out that it’s how they work – not just talking, but acting. Using their own resources and time, they try to change the world, unlike the other politicians who pass the commission reports and avoid responsibility.
The service WikiLeaks has been at the center of attention and pressure within the last several weeks due to its decision to make about 76,000 classified American documents related to the war in Afghanistan available to public. Its spokesperson says they welcome the help of the Pirate Party and join it in the effort to improve the world.
As for now, the service claims to have 15,000 more documents to make available soon. However, this time it will vet them and remove the names of Afghans assisting coalition troops, which it didn’t do the first time and got criticized by many leading human rights groups.
Considering the service’s next attempt, the Pirate Party hopes to offer it a safe haven by hosting its servers, like it has done for The Pirate Bay. They also see more opportunities to cooperate with each other, though it’s not quite clear in what ways. As for the Pirate Party, it understands that now the threshold for the confiscation of WikiLeaks servers is much higher than if they were even placed at an ordinary web hotel.
In addition, this move is the relief for those who argued that WikiLeaks has no publishing certificate necessary for full press freedom protection in the country. Now, with the Pirate Party hosting the service, it’s not a matter of concern anymore.
August 22nd, 2010Posted by:
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
|posted by (2010-08-23 02:31:22)|
|Yes yes this has to be great news where the heck is the American Pirate Party . . .|
|Explain to me how a foreign prick releasing classified records belonging to another country is being a "whistle Blower"?|
Releasing records that asked not to because it will endanger people; and still do it..
This guy is also having problems with sex crimes as well.
If one person dies because this prick release these documents I will put money down there will be no place he can hide.
|posted by (2010-08-23 19:32:32)|
|totally agree @2..this guy is just plain nuts getting all those reports published on d net...der r ppol ho r n real danger ryt now..n der wil be less ppol cooperating wid d ground forces n d future due to ds ass+#le..||
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