WikiLeaks Book Pulled From Amazon

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first_imgThe snappily titled tome WikiLeaks Documents Expose US Foreign Policy Conspiracies was pulled from Amazon after being offered as a download on the UK version of the site. Despite the deepening controversy around the whistle blowing site, however, Amazon insists that it played no part in the removal of the eBook.“We did not remove the title,” a spokesperson for the site told PCMag, “and are verifying that it was removed from sale by the author.” Amazon apparently opted not to remove Heinz Duthel’s book, since it didn’t actually include any of the classified material presented by WikiLeaks. According to a note on the book’s Amazon page, “This book contains commentary and analysis regarding recent WikiLeaks disclosures, not the original material disclosed via the WikiLeaks Website.”Amazon drew criticism from WikiLeaks supporters earlier this month after booting the site from its servers over concerns that it was hosting illegal information. Operation Payback, the decentralized group behind recent DDoS attacks on MasterCard, Visa, and Paypal sites, recently announced its intentions to target the retailer, but ultimately failed to build up enough support amongst its supporters.last_img

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