Wikileaks Reopens In Sweden

Tyler Durden's picture

The Wikileaks ouster lasted all of a few hours. As of right now, the company has switched its DNS to Sweden, from where it continues operating. But not before Wikileaks tweeted the following response to Amazon's action: "WikiLeaks tweeted in response: "WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free – fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe."

A trace on the latest DNS, courtesy of Karl Denninger:

% Information related to '46.59.0.0/17AS8473'

route:          46.59.0.0/17
descr:          Bahnhof Internet, Sweden
origin:          AS8473
mnt-by:       BAHNHOF-NCC
source:        RIPE # Filtered

% Information related to '91.121.0.0/16AS16276'

route:          91.121.0.0/16
descr:          OVH ISP
descr:          Paris, France
origin:          AS16276
mnt-by:       OVH-MNT
source:        RIPE # Filtered

Basically this goes to show just how futile it is to attempt blocking servers in the internet where it takes a few keystrokes to change a client. It also brings up the point of how much further the US will go in its attempt to shut up the internet and ways to bypass such seizures. An interesting analysis out of TorrentFreaks contemplates a BitTorrent based DNS which would make shutting down sites virtually impossible.

In a direct response to the domain seizures by US authorities during the last few days, a group of established enthusiasts have started working on a DNS system that can’t be touched by any governmental institution.

Ironically, considering the seizure of the Torrent-Finder meta-search engine domain, the new DNS system will be partly powered by BitTorrent.

In recent months, global anti-piracy efforts have increasingly focused on seizing domains of allegedly infringing sites. In the United States the proposed COICA bill is explicitly aimed at increasing the government’s censorship powers, but seizing a domain name is already quite easy, as illustrated by ICE and Department of Justice actions last weekend and earlier this year.

For governments it is apparently quite easy to take over the DNS entries of domains, not least because several top level domains are managed by US-based corporations such as VeriSign, who work closely together with the US Department of Commerce. According to some, this setup is a threat to the open internet.

To limit the power governments have over domain names, a group of enthusiasts has started working on a revolutionary system that can not be influenced by a government institution, or taken down by pulling the plug on a central server. Instead, it is distributed by the people, with help from a BitTorrent-based application that people install on their computer.

According to the project’s website, the goal is to “create an application that runs as a service and hooks into the hosts DNS system to catch all requests to the .p2p TLD while passing all other request cleanly through. Requests for the .p2p TLD will be redirected to a locally hosted DNS database.”

“By creating a .p2p TLD that is totally decentralized and that does not rely on ICANN or any ISP’s DNS service, and by having this application mimic force-encrypted BitTorrent traffic, there will be a way to start combating DNS level based censoring like the new US proposals as well as those systems in use in countries around the world including China and Iran amongst others.”

It is sad that the US (and soon other) government has forced enthusiasts to find increasingly shady means of avoiding suspension of free speech. We are confident that the Wiki case is by far not the last one where a website will be shut down for distributing "disagreeable" content. We are also confident that the kind of response espoused by Lieberman today will only make reprisals by the likes of Wiki that much more potent.

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nope-1004's picture

Good.  Let's get the bank details out now.

 

koaj's picture

+1. i havent been teased this much since i went to a happy ending place

Dont Taze Me Bro's picture

Yeah I hope he releases the bank details quick. I am worried he is a dead man walking at the moment.

LMAO's picture

Well ATM he's too busy blackening out all the names of all the bankstas involved. But hey, if TPTB continue to play the game in this fashion he might ass well show them the stinky "sex-crime" finger and release the whole shitload uncensored.

Julian, did you read this?

 

LMAO

TuffsNotEnuff's picture

First, Julian Assange reminds me of the kid in front of the tanks. Same risks, immediately and after the event.

Second, he reminds me of Dr. King, who I met in Alachua, Florida.

Third, when we get to his funeral I am going. Anywhere. He is owed that by anyone who believes that Madison, Jefferson & Co. were right.

There's also got to be some safe way to get money to them. Hell, I've become something of a coward in my old age.

Mentaliusanything's picture

Lismore boys stick like the volcanic red soil of the area does to anything it touches.

He is well supplied with he money he needs.

His needs are small and simple.

espirit's picture

Me too. Notice BofA crashed on the announcement of the leak, and rocketed up when the website was shut down!

Short BAC tomorrow.

jesus_quintana's picture

Just wanna get it near the top: FUCK AMAZON. They've shown today whose side they're on, and it's not ours. I'll never buy anything from those cunts again.

gunsmoke011's picture

I have to agree - I actually buy quite a bit from Amazon because of the convenience of it all. But for them to show what they are REALLY made of - it is all about the dollar and the threat of the government making it harder for them to compete - or stay in business -- I will not be buying anything from them again either. I suggest others consider the same. It is after all one of the few things we still have control over -- where we spend our moeny.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

Amazon are just business. Maybe they are on the wrong side this time and its stock is being propped by the FED, but the politicians on both sides including prominent republicans are cowards not realizing what is constitutional and what is not.

They think that most people are against this guy and they will eventually pay the price by trampling the constitution.

If any politician has the cojones to speak out about this, please go out and declare it. "You will be a man my son." <<To paraphrase Kipling's "If".>>

I am sure that wikileaks will lay out some dirty laundry for many of you.

So far I have only heard judge Andrew Napolitano, going against the trend.

Bob's picture

It's ironic that the hubris of the dispicable dweebs who represent us and those who find wonder in government employ is so profoundly retarded.  They clearly believe that the lifeless beige matrix they command is representative of the larger human animal.  These twats are in for a serious awakening. 

The funny thing is that they have so insulated themselves from reality by means of the cynically empty matrix of their making that they truly cannot and will not see it coming. 

Poetic justice, surely. 

cosmictrainwreck's picture

but, but....but, Bob...they be representin' us, don't they?

jeff montanye's picture

what's amazon's best competition?  what should happen to lieberman?

dark pools of soros's picture

Amazon HAS to place nice with the gov since they are forever begging to avoid sales tax applied to their sales...  once that goes into effect, they are finished

 

laws threaten all

barkingbill's picture

exactly boycott the fuckers. who needs them. i was buying a book from them a week. well that is over now. ive got enough books i havent read yet anyway....AMAZON....YOU LOST MY MONEY DIRTBAG CORPORATE ESTABLISHMENT SCUM! NEVER A PENNY FROM ME ANYMORE! MAYBE PALIN WILL BUY YOUR BOOKS! too bad her and her kind don't read. 

bb5's picture

good observation about Palin

Pladizow's picture

One small step closer to accomplishing the goal: BURN DOWN THE HOUSE!

LongSoupLine's picture

Continuity of Operations...bitchez!

 

+1000 for releasing bank data NOW!

patience...'s picture

Land of the free, home of the brave.

Now a hacker is the national hero for shutting down WikiLeaks.

Throw the MoFo in jail.

Joe Sixpack's picture

"Let's get the bank details out now."

 

Alright. Here it is:

 

THE BIG BANKS ARE INSOLVENT.

StychoKiller's picture

Arpanet, the precursor of the internet, was designed to withstand Nukular attacks on server locations, and these jokers THINK they can stuff the Djinni back in the bottle at this late date?  Their only choice right now is to try to shut down the entire internet, killing eCommerce in the process -- so long any chances of economic recovery!  Gimme some of whatever it is they're smokin'!

i-dog's picture

"so long any chances of economic recovery!"

I don't think that would bother them at all ... indeed, they would see it as an advantage! Their new motto is: "All your dollars and property are belong to us!"

However, without the internet, they would not be able to communicate with each other, or give orders to their storm troopers, or run their surveilance networks, or monitor the prison camps, or pilot their drones, or........................

We're keeping the internet !! :)

goldfish1's picture
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has close links to the Economist, controlled by the Rothschild banking family By Jane Burgermeister at birdflu666.wordpress.com "Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who plans to leak bank documents that will take down „one or two“ major banks according to Forbes, has won an award from the Economist, a magazine belonging to the Economist group, half of which is owned by the Financial times, a subsidiary of Pearson PLC. A group of independent shareholders, including many members of the staff and the Rothschild banking family of England." http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2010/12/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-has.html
Spalding_Smailes's picture

Told ya ...

Free speech !!! Viva'

cougar_w's picture

What a bullshitter you are. First it's "he's a rat" now it's "free speech FTW"

Get another hobby, you suck at this one.

Hephasteus's picture

You think you're talking to someone with a working functional brain. You're NOT.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

Its a joke ....

We will see how this plays out and how much change takes place. Change never seems to happen no matter the pledge.

 

 

jus_lite_reading's picture

There is some truth in what you say. However, buying all spot silver might just do the trick.  There's no turning back

cougar_w's picture

No, you are a joke. And nobody is pledging jack, knock that off. It's a process. Without a process for getting things done we're as good as lost.

thefatasswilly's picture

If by "we," you mean America, you are already lost.

Speak seriously to anyone of my generation. Attempt to discuss the issues that actually matter.

My generation is the future, and because of this, the future is indeed bleak for America.

painequalschange's picture

If you want to make change you have to inflict pain

DaveyJones's picture

you mean you cant get out of debt by creating more? ...shit

StychoKiller's picture

Time to starve this particular Troll...

SheepDog-One's picture

'Told ya'? Hey dipshit 2 hours ago you were ranting about how Asange was a dirty rat and the Goobermint is right to shut him down. Now Smailes kid get busy and eat that booger I bet $100 on it!

Spalding_Smailes's picture

Hey Fuck-a-dog/sheep-#1,

 

Tell me something about finance/trading ?

 

downrodeo's picture

hey SS, tell me something about the market in red herrings...

Spalding_Smailes's picture

On .......... ?

Every post I blast someone in they toss out the name calling first or said country has it coming ....

Bob's picture

You fucked yourself, sweetie.  You might wanna transfer to a new school. 

StychoKiller's picture

Identifying yourself as an unapologetic supporter of TPTB, revelling in the largesse that they provide at the expense of the entire World, does indeed demand exile!

downrodeo's picture

HA! on ZH, or any internet forum for that matter? You may as well search for polar bears in Panama. We don't have enough chromosomes for genuine civility. We can only feign it in social situations.

SheepDog-One's picture

Spalding wants me to run down finance/trading in a post.... gee where to start...Oh I know 'buy hi sell low'!! Ggggggggg.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

Focus on the securitization market ?

When is she going to get better ? Whats wrong with it ? Will China start trading CDS's ?

SheepDog-One's picture

Hmmm, HEY I know! Ask Cramer! Call in! Booooyaaaaaaa!

Jim Cramer's picture

WTF? How can this be? You are me? Are you the evil one?

JlM CRAMER's picture

Oh you've gone and done it now!

Well since we've got Larry and Moe where's Curly?