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Congress weighed its options on Thursday for trying to stop WikiLeaks dead in its tracks after the secrets-spreading site started releasing its trove of 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables last month, infuriating U.S. officials. One option members of the House Judiciary Committee discussed was revising the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that has been used to win convictions against officials who leaked classified information but never against journalists, which WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange portrays himself as being.
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Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's son Saif Al Islam claiming a prominent role in the current crisis, making the rounds of the media to promote the regime position. This cable from the US Embassy in Tripoli in December 2009 offers a glance at Saif's move to expand his political influence, with his staff lobbying American diplomats for sales of military equipment: "he concerted attention that xxxxxxxxxxxx devoted to military and security issues during recent meetings with Emboffs suggests that Saif is beginning to insert himself into the political-military and security spheres." NOFORN SIPDIS STATE FOR NEA/MAG E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/14/2019 TAGS: PREL PGOV PINR KACT MCAP MASS LY SUBJECT: SAIF AL-ISLAM'S STAFF REACHES OUT ON POL-MIL ISSUES REF: A) TRIPOLI 941; B) TRIPOLI 924; c) TRIPOLI 208
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An ex-WikiLeaks volunteer has hired American lawyers to oppose the U.S. government's efforts to obtain the contents of her Twitter account, CNET has learned. Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of the Icelandic parliament who helped with WikiLeaks' release of a classified U.S. military video, is being represented by the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Update 10/01/2011: ‘ Twitter, and Reacting to DOJ’s Wikileaks Court Order’ Twitter played quite the megaphone allowing Jónsdóttir to let anyone know that the “ United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, had issued a so-called 2703 (d) order [pdf], named for the relevant part of Section 18 of U.S. Code, “a couple of hours ago,” informing her that she had “10 days to stop it. “‘ Twitter’s warning said it will comply with the order while giving the opportunity to fight back with the assistance of ACLU or the EFF. They are still uncertainties on which other social media had received the same order.
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How to save Julian Assange's movement from itself. American diplomacy seems to have survived Wikileaks’s “attack on the international community,” as Hillary Clinton so dramatically characterized it, unscathed. Save for a few diplomatic reshuffles, Foggy Bottom doesn’t seem to be deeply affected by what happened.
As I've done for more than five weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET.
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As I've done for the previous weeks, I will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks all day.
Financial giant Bank of America has added its name to the list of institutions dropping support for WikiLeaks , announcing that it has stopped handling any payments to or from the whistle-blowing website. The bank said in a statement to the Charlotte Observer , "This decision is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments." As the huge American financial institution confidently declared Saturday that it was standing against the website headed by controversial figure Julian Assange, his WikiLeaks organization fired back a Twitter post urging consumers to stop doing business with Bank of America.
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A GLOBAL power’s diplomatic archives are inevitably full of caustic dispatches. In Britain, a new batch of Foreign Office records is declassified each January under the “30-year rule” (a “50-year rule” before 1968). Historians can peruse elegantly handwritten mockeries of President Eisenhower’s name as exotically Eastern European, or files deriding Americans as the planet’s “most excitable” people — other than Bangladeshis.
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Here are some appearances I’ve been making regarding Wikileaks, transparency, and press freedom. On CNN with John King Thursday night talking about the hacking of MasterCard et al, quoting this Guardian editorial arguing that the attacks are a form of civil (cyber) disobedience in defense of a free internet: Here’s a link to BBC audio, on the same subject, discussing the shift from power-to-power to peer-to-peer architecture. The Berliner Zeitung BZ asked for a brief op-ed .
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