Amazon's UK site selling WikiLeaks cable excerpts

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 9, 2010 19:47




NEW YORK — Excerpts of diplomatic cables contained in WikiLeaks are available on Amazon's UK website. It's a twist following the company's refusal to host the WikiLeaks' website.

The excerpts were contained in a Kindle e-book self-published by an author listed as Heinz Duthel. People in the UK can buy it for 7.37 pounds ($11.60).

WikiLeaks has embarrassed Washington in recent weeks for exposing a trove of sensitive diplomatic documents. WikiLeaks has been migrating around the world, using Internet companies in different countries to host the site. Last week, Amazon.com Inc. ousted it from its servers.

Last month, Amazon came under fire for selling a guide offering advice to pedophiles, which raised questions about how — and if — it vets the self-published books it sells.


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