Hosting in the Cloud is fantastic – as long as Joe Lieberman doesn’t complain

The Guardian is today reporting that WikiLeaks has had its site removed from Amazon servers after Joe Lieberman put political influence on Amazon.

WikiLeaks website pulled by Amazon after US homeland security pressure | Media | The Guardian.

Whatever the ins and outs of the story, this is an example of an outsourcer (Amazon) for WikiLeaks swaying to political pressure and reputation risk and in response effectively destroying its client’s business. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the case it would have taken a court-order to enter a WikiLeak’s data-centre and physically turn off a server.

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