Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WikiLeaks buying boat to move servers offshore?

Well, this is something you don't hear every day.

WikiLeaks investors are currently working on completing a deal to buy a boat that would house the controversial site's servers in international waters, Fox News is reporting today, citing sources.

By moving the servers offshore, WikiLeaks, which currently has servers in Sweden and Iceland, among other countries, believes that it will be able to evade U.S. law enforcement and save its founder Julian Assange from prosecution.

According to Fox News, one of its sources "within the hacker community" said that by moving the servers offshore, the site would be governed by maritime law, making Assange "safe" from prosecution.

"He's not an idiot," the source reportedly said of Assange to Fox News. "He's actually very smart."

Assange has been in U.S. law enforcement crosshairs ever since his organization released classified information, including a boatload of military and State Department files and diplomatic cables. In July 2010, the Defense Department announced that it was investigating WikiLeaks, but cautioned that it wasn't "focused on any one, specific, individual."

However, in December 2010, the U.S. government changed its tune, saying that Assange could not be protected as a journalist and noted that there was a chance he could be charged in the U.S. Read More