France moves to ban WikiLeaks from using French servers

16:27, December 04, 2010      

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Industry Minister Eric Besson wrote a letter to business and technology leaders on Friday calling for ways to ban WikiLeaks from using servers in France, local media reported.

"I ask you to indicate to me as soon as possible what action can be taken to ensure that this Internet site is no longer hosted in France," Besson wrote in the letter.

"France cannot host an Internet site that violates the secrecy of diplomatic relations and endangers people," the letter added.

The letter was addressed to the French General Board of Industry, Energy and Technology, demanding concerning organizations and leaders to stop WikiLeaks from using the facilities of French company OVH located in the northern region.

So far WikiLeaks has let out some 250,000 U.S. diplomacy cables, which has irritated Washington so much that U.S. Amazon stopped hosting for the "violator" on Thursday.

The French government declared after the disclosure by WikiLeaks that U.S.-French relations would not be harmed in the wake of the incident, reaffirming its "solidarity" with the U.S. administration.

Previous reports said WikiLeaks was forced Friday to switch to a Swiss domain name,, since its U.S. domain continued being attacked until the U.S. domain provider withdrew service.

Source: Xinhua


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