Further to the previous post on “digital Whac-A-Mole”, I am bookmarking here a couple of articles I’ve enjoyed reading – from a tech point of view. I might add more later.
- Wikileaks under attack: the definitive timeline (The Guardian, 7 Dec 2010)
- Wikileaks’ struggle to stay online (BBC News, 7 Dec 2010)
- Ten Ways to Think About DDoS Attacks and “Legitimate Civil Disobedience” (techPresident, 13 Dec 2010) (RT @EthanZ Smart questions from Nancy Scola on whether DDoS as protest is more analogous to sit-ins or to vandalism)
- Amazon, WikiLeaks and the Need for an Open Cloud (GigaOm, 14 Dec 2010)
- If you rule by code you will fall by code: the philosophy of Wikileaks (openDemocracy, 14 Dec 2010)
- Granting Anonymity (The New York Times, 17 Dec 2010)
- Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites (The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 20 December 2010)
- Wikileaks Exposes Internet’s Dissent Tax, not Nerd Supremacy (The Atlantic, 22 Dec 2010)
- Towards Distributed Citizen Participation: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods (Axel Bruns, CeDEM11, 5 May 2011)
After all, it defines itself as “a distributed organization which publishes and analyzes information though an uncensorable approach – focusing on documents, photos and video which have political or social significance” (Emphasis is my own).