Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wikileaks docs on sale at Amazon

updated below

While Amazon may have kicked WikiLeaks off its server because, in their own words :
"... it is not credible that the extraordinary volume of 250,000 classified documents that WikiLeaks is publishing could have been carefully redacted in such a way as to ensure that they weren't putting innocent people in jeopardy"
it appears they are nonetheless quite happy to sell those same dangerous docs [update : analyzed] for your Kindle :
"WikiLeaks documents expose US foreign policy conspiracies. All cables with tags from 1- 5000"
And while you're there, you may as well also not pick up this handsome WikiLeaks Freedom T-Shirt they are offering through their convenient Mastercard, VISA, or PayPal payment plan.

PandaLabs and The Guardian have the details on the "anti anti-WikiLeaks" Operation Payback cyber attacks on Amazon, MasterCard, Visa, the Swedish prosecution authority, Joe Lieberman, Sarah Palin, PayPal, Twitter, PostFinance, and by "Anonymous".

From our Unsubstantiated Anonymous Rumours From 'Sources' Dept.
Crikey reports Julian Assange's rape accuser Anna Ardin may have ceased co-operating with the Swedish prosecution and moved to the West Bank. Her blog is active again :
"mastercard, visa och paypal - skärp er, nu!"
which Google helpfully translates as : "mc, visa and paypal - belt you now!"

Or it's a psy ops. Or just bs. Getting harder and harder to tell. Going to get even harder.

11:30am LOLsy Update : Since I first posted the above screenshot from Amazon with its offer of "All cables from 1-5000" and its one customer review at Creekside at 3am, I see 120 more "customer reviews" have weighed in.

A sampling :
" I can't understand this. First Amazon kicks Wikileaks from their servers - because of these documents. Now they are trying to make money with them. Instead of buying this eBook, you should better spend Money for Wikileaks!"

"I bought this thinking that my bank accounts would be frozen, and I would be falsely charged with two counts of rape, but sadly neither were included in the price of this package."

"Is this a practical joke?"

"Amazon, this is incredible: 1. You ban WikiLeaks data from your server
2. and SELL the same information."

And so on and so on.

If you click the link above to Amazon now, you will find my original screenshot replaced with a brand new amended one which prominently reads :

And in case you miss that, a little lower down : "This book contains commentary and analysis regarding recent WikiLeaks disclosures, not the original material disclosed via the WikiLeaks website."

Well alrighty then.

2pm Update : Link to above Amazon Kindle book now 404'd .


Scanner said...

I've read 4 articles about Ardin. Each one contradicts the others, one even contradicts itself. I think there is a lot of "making shit up" going on. As usual. The cables, though, they're worth reading, and sound like the real thing, even though they are doubtless full of b.s.

sassy said...

sniff, sniff . . . . pandemonium

Saskboy said...

Amazon has independent sellers, a bit like eBay, but it's still funny and shows the hypocrisy of their actions against WikiLeaks.