WikiLeaks was hosted by the Amazon’s S3 cloud hosting platform until Dec 1st, 2010. The U.S. government pushed WikiLeaks off the servers of Amazon, thanks in part to an effort by the Senator Joe Lieberman, who celebrated the success of his boycott campaign.
Source: Times article Why WikiLeaks s winning its info war, Dec 8th, 2010
Amazon claimed that WikiLeaks violated their terms of their AWS service because:
1. WikiLeaks doesn’t own or otherwise control all the rights to this classified content
2. The 250,000 classified documents that WikiLeaks published did not ensure that they weren’t putting innocent people in jeopardy.
Now the irony is that Amazon is making good money from the scancal of WikiLeaks and the interest in its co-founder, Julian Assange.
This includes a Kindle version of a book containing excerpts from the cables Wikileaks documents for £7.37 in the UK. Amazon’s move is also exposed by a report of the CNN claiming that “Amazon pulls WikiLeaks but keeps book on Pedophilia”.