"When companies or people go about securing and storing large quantities of data that isn't rightfully theirs, and publishing this data without ensuring it won't injure others, it's a violation of our terms of service, and folks need to go operate elsewhere."
This statement from Amazon came soon after it removed the Wikileaks data from its servers. The message also denies claims that Amazon broke under pressure from the US state to remove the material (but we probably won't know the validity of the statement until we see a leaked cable confirming it).
Amazon's actions led to an (unsuccessful) attack on its servers by hackers and many people are now boycotting the company.
But Amazon are busy making the best out of a bad situation. For just £7.37 you can now download excerpts of the leaked cables for your e-book reader as published by author Heinz Duthel.
And Amazon seems to have little concern about making a few bucks out of other publications which might, perhaps, lead to people being injured. Publications such as former Ku Klux Klan "grand wizard" David Duke's book, Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening to the Jewish Question, for example, can be added to your shopping basket right now.
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