Why Wikileaks Will Never Be Closed Or Blocked

Last weekend, rather than read stories about the US diplomatic cables that Wikileaks has released, I decided to read them directly myself. In doing so, I better understood why no one -- certainly not the US State Department -- is going to shove those cables back into the darkness. Finding Wikileaks My first step was to go to the Wikileaks site -- which meant, as it does for many people, doing a Google search to find it. I discovered that Google wasn't listing the site in its new location. Bing was, so I found it that way. The story below goes into more depth about that mess (Today, for me, G [...]

Google, Bing & Searching For The New Wikileaks Website

Looking for the Wikileaks website? Having lost one domain, and having its second site going down temporarily, it's a challenge, even for the search engines. Where's Wikileaks? Yesterday, I wrote about how Google was still listing the old address for Wikileaks -- wikileaks.org -- in a search for wikileaks: That's still the case today. Anyone clicking on that link gets nothing. The site no longer works at that address. However, you can now find Wikileaks in the top results. You just have to look further down and know what to look for: That "Cable Viewer" listing, with a descri [...]

Searching The Wikileaks Cablegate Archives With Cablesearch

Want to explore the "Cablegate" material that Wikileaks released last week for yourself, but have no idea where to start? There's a new search engine for the material. Cablesearch: A Google For Cablegate Called Cablesearch, it's a project from the Eccar: The European Center of Computer Assisted Reporting. Gary Price from ResourceShelf tipped us to the new resource today, and he also writes it up here. I played around with the service a little, trying to search for some key terms mentioned in articles by The Guardian from the leaked cables. I found it hit and miss. This seems most likely d [...]

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