Amazon ousts Wikileaks
The homepage of the website is pictured in Beijing December 2, 2010. Inc has stopped hosting WikiLeaks' website after an inquiry by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee amid anger about the release of classified U.S. government documents on the site. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

The mounting pressure of US government forced Amazon to oust Wikileaks website from its servers. Web users across the world, yet again, called for a boycott of Amazon.

If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books, a twitter message of Wikileaks read late Wednesday.

On Wednesday, members of the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee asked Amazon for an explanation over its links with the whistle-blower site. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, chairman of the senate governmental affairs committee also called on companies to sever any ties with Wikileaks.

Wikileaks' illegal, outrageous, and reckless acts have compromised our national security and put lives at risk around the world, he said.

No responsible company, whether American or foreign should assist Wikileaks in its efforts to disseminate these stolen materials.

Over the weekend, the site suffered a disturbed denial of service attack forcing it switch to Seattle's Amazon. The move by Amazon however prompted Wikileaks to move back the site to the Bahnhof ISP in Sweden.

Meanwhile, Guardian maintained that the removal of Wikileaks from Amazon's cloud computing servers will have little effect on the distribution of the files containing the embarrassing diplomatic cables.

That is because the file is now being distributed as a Bittorrent download - meaning that it is distributed among hundreds or thousands of users who have already downloaded it, and can be retrieved by anyone using Bittorrent clients, a report said.