Every once in a while, something big breaks out and the whole world is caught up in the mess. The most recent worldwide source of a lot of yakking is WikiLeaks, the web site that is releasing juicy secrets of the United States government. Whatever you may think of the issue, the fact remains that the hullabaloo is far from over.
Just the other day, we heard about founder Julian Assange
being arrested surrendering himself in the United Kingdom. More developments have been coming up – various entities have been dropping WikiLeaks as if it were hotcakes. Financial institutions have blocked funds. Even Amazon has stopped providing access to their servers.
All this has not stopped the controversial site from operating. As of this writing, WikiLeaks can still be accessed – try it by clicking on the first link in this post. How is this possible? They now have a new home in a Cold War bunker somewhere in Switzerland. The company that is providing the hosting services is called Bahnhof, and the physical equipment is protected by 30 meters of rocky ground, thick metal doors, and backup generators from German submarines – among many other security measures, for sure. Here’s an impressive video.
I guess it really is not a surprise that WikiLeaks has been able to find a new data center that quickly. In spite of how controversial it is – or maybe because of the controversy, actually – many international data service centers would probably jump at the chance to be part of this whole thing. Of course, some will not go anywhere near a mile of Assange at this point, but the same cannot be said of everyone.
I reckon we will be hearing from – and about – WikiLeaks for the foreseeable future.