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WikiLeaks mirror sites: A new lease on life for WikiLeaks

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(Read caption) WikiLeaks mirror sites are a dime a dozen on the Web these days – which will make it very difficult for WikiLeaks to ever really be shut down for good.

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WikiLeaks lists its location on Twitter as "Everywhere" – a bold claim, considering the intense fire the organization has come under in the past week. Amazon, PayPal, Visa and MasterCard all recently severed ties with WikiLeaks, first leaving the site server-less, and then restricting the ways in which supporters can donate to WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

But even as Assange faces extradition from London – on sex crimes charges – WikiLeaks lives on through a constantly mutating network of mirror sites.
"WikiLeaks now has 355 sites. Thanks to YOU," WikiLeaks wrote in a Twitter message on Sunday. That number has fluctuated, as some sites are dismantled and others spring up in their place, but one thing is clear: It will be exceptionally difficult, if not impossible, to ever scrub WikiLeaks from the Web.


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