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The United States diplomatic cablesleak began on 28 November 2010when the website WikiLeaks and fivemajor newspapers publishedconfidential documents of detailedcorrespondences between the U.S.State Department and its diplomaticmissions around the world.Source: Wikipedia
Julian Assange, Wikileakswebsite founder detained incustody awaiting extraditionproceedings to Sweden
Amazon.com removed WikiLeaks from its servers on 1December 2010 at 19:30 GMT4 December 2010 Paypal cut off the account used byWikiLeaks to collect donations6 December, the Swiss bank PostFinance announcedthat it had frozen the assets of Assange6 December 2010 MasterCard stopped payments toWikiLeaks7 December Visa stopped payments to WikiLeaks
A 4 December 2010 article byMSNBC, reported that theObama administration haswarned federal governmentemployees and students ineducational institutions studyingtowards careers in public servicethat they must refrain fromdownloading or linking to anyWikiLeaks documents.Access to WikiLeaks has beenblocked for federal workers. The U.S.Library of Congress, the U.S.Commerce Department and othergovernment agencies
Online activists known as“Anonymous” have initiated whatthey called Operation: Payback, acall to action to bring down thewebsites of companies that havepublicly removed services onceused by the Wikileaks website.