and foreign governments, banks continued to choke off contributions to Wikileaks in retaliation for the whistle-blowing site's publication of confidential government and corporate documents. The U.S. Department of Justice subpoenas Twitter for information about the accounts of Wikileaks members and supporters (sympathizers? fellow travelers?). Because the Internet information pipeline should only flow one way.
Efforts by the powerful to control data and the flow of information will continue because information is both power and money. Power always seeks more power. And power always wants you to trust it.
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