French firm hosting WikiLeaks - for now

2010-12-08 15:34
Paris - The French government's effort to stop a French company from hosting WikiLeaks has failed - for now.

Two courts say they need more time to examine the issue.

Industry Minister Eric Besson has ordered a state agency to examine how to prevent WikiLeaks from being hosted in France. Web services company OVH has been hosting it since last week.

OVH sought a ruling by two courts about the legality of hosting WikiLeaks in France - and the judges said this week they couldn't decide on the highly technical case right away.

WikiLeaks has been releasing publicly more than 250 000 often-embarrassing US diplomatic memos.

On Monday, WikiLeaks' Swedish servers came under attack.

PRQ's owner Mikael Viborg said that his servers had become non-responsive. While it wasn't immediately clear why, he said it was probably due to a distributed denial of service attack - a technique in which remote computers hijacked by rogue programs jam a website with massive amounts of data.

American web companies Amazon.com, Paypal, and EveryDNS have pulled the plug on their relationships with WikiLeaks one after the other.

Read more on:    wikileaks  |  internet
NEXT ON NEWS24X

linking and moving

2015-04-22 07:36

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

10 most expensive cars In the world

This is car porn at its best!

 
 

Luxury living

Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are active, busy and on a mission today. There may be a special person you wish to entertain and may put in the extra effort...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.