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WikiLeaks Fights to Stay Online Amid Attacks

LONDON (AP) -It's talking about the struggle by WikiLeaks' to stay online.

Governments and hackers have been hounding the organization
across the Internet, trying to deprive it of a direct link to the
public.

WikiLeaks was forced to change the name of its website after a
U.S. company stopped directing traffic to wikileaks.org. But the
organization moved to a Swiss domain name that directs traffic to
servers in France.

While French authorities moved to oust it from
that server, WikiLeaks has popped up in three new websites.

An Internet security expert likens the situation to the carnival
game "whack-a-mole."

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks' founder is under growing legal pressure.
Sweden is seeking Julian Assange on allegations of rape and other
sex crimes and has issued a Europe-wide arrest warrant for him. His
lawyer says Assange is in Britain, but she hasn't received a
warrant.

Assange says his arrest would do nothing to halt his group's
release of U.S. diplomatic cables. He's threatening to release the
password needed to decrypt the data if he's taken into custody.


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