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Wikileaks Cables. Wikileaks CRCL Working Paper Feb_8.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Assange : "Internet est la plus grande des machines ? espionner" Julian Assange, le cofondateur de WikiLeaks, a estimé mardi qu'Internet était "la plus grande des machines à espionner que le monde ait jamais connues" et qu'il ne s'agissait pas "d'une technologie qui favorise la liberté d'expression".

Assange : "Internet est la plus grande des machines ? espionner"

Lors d'une conférence à Cambridge, M. Assange a expliqué qu'Internet "est une technologie qui peut être utilisée pour mettre en place un régime totalitaire, d'un type encore jamais vu. D'un autre côté, pris en main par nous, les activistes, et tout ceux qui veulent voir le monde de la technologie prendre une autre direction, [Internet] peut apporter des choses que nous souhaitons tous". Des centaines d'étudiants avaient fait la queue plusieurs heures pour assister à la conférence. Les apparitions publiques de M.

Julian Assange a également estimé que le rôle joué par les réseaux sociaux lors des soulèvements en Egypte et en Tunisie avait été largement surévalué. Tracking the Egypt Crisis via Google, News Curation Tools. After a widespread shutdown of Internet and mobile phone service in Egypt as street protests intensified last week, there were reports Wednesday that Web access was restored in the country.

Tracking the Egypt Crisis via Google, News Curation Tools

Google’s Transparency Index has been tracking web traffic to its services in Egypt. Note the drop on Jan. 27 and the uptick on Feb. 1 — although Google cautions that these data are still being interpreted. Google has also compiled a crisis response page with resources for people trying to get out of Egypt — or at least get their messages out via voice messages posted to Twitter or raw footage on CitizenTube. (Update 6:20 p.m.: Alive in Egypt is a site that is translating some of those voice messages.)

Médias - Égypte: Wikileaks à la rescousse d’Obama! WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, Pt. 1 - 60 Minutes. Secrecy is the problem, not leakers - Opinion. Ukrainian activists cover their mouths with US flags during a rally in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in front of the Swedish embassy to Ukraine in Kiev on December 22 2010.

Secrecy is the problem, not leakers - Opinion

WikiLeaks is now at the centre of a global battle between media and those in power but what's new about what Julian Assange is doing? WikiLeaks is much more than just another journalistic scandal, it is a challenge to the way that power and news media operate in the Internet Age. In some ways WikiLeaks is a traditional investigative news operation. It gets its information from a source and the journalists decide what they will publish.

This Is The Wikileak That Sparked The Tunisian Crisis. Ap Tunisia's government has collapsed, partially due to food price inflation and unemployment, but also because of WikiLeaks.

This Is The Wikileak That Sparked The Tunisian Crisis

One of the U.S. government cables released by WikiLeaks (via @spbaines) exposed the corruption of Tunisia's President's family, its reach into business in the country, and ability to transcend the rule of law. President Ben Ali's family was called "The Family" throughout the leak. Why Twitter Was the Only Company to Challenge the Secret WikiLeaks Subpoena. Alexander Macgillivray" />Secret subpoenas* information requests of the kind the Department of Justice sent Twitter are apparently not unusual.

Why Twitter Was the Only Company to Challenge the Secret WikiLeaks Subpoena

In fact, other tech companies may also have received similar WikiLeaks-related requests. But what is unusual in this story is that Twitter resisted. Wikileaks Calls for Sarah Palin's Arrest. Wikileaks, The Pirate Party, And The Future Of The Internet. How to save Julian Assange's movement from itself.

Wikileaks, The Pirate Party, And The Future Of The Internet

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. Certainly, the U.S. government at large has not been paralyzed by the leaks—contrary to what Julian Assange had envisioned in one of his cryptic-cum-visionary essays, penned in 2006. How WikiLeaks Became the Story of the Year in 2010. Dear Government of Sweden ... December 16th, 2010 9:17 PM By Michael Moore Dear Swedish Government:

Dear Government of Sweden ...

Arianna Huffington: The Media Gets It Wrong on WikiLeaks: It's About Broken Trust, Not Broken Condoms. I attend a lot of conferences on media and technology -- indeed, they might actually be the biggest growth sector of the media -- but the one I attended this past weekend was one of the most fascinating I've been to in quite a while. Entitled "A Symposium on WikiLeaks and Internet Freedom," the one-day event was sponsored by the Personal Democracy Forum and was moderated by the group's Micah Sifry and Andrew Rasiej. The WikiLeaks story is an ever-shifting one -- witness the latest twists of the Air Force blocking its personnel from accessing more than 25 news sites that have posted material released by WikiLeaks, and the shocking treatment of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Julian Assange Interview: WikiLeaks Founder On 'Today' Show. The Today show interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday after his release from prison on bail Thursday afternoon.

Julian Assange Interview: WikiLeaks Founder On 'Today' Show

During the interview, he described his recent court appearances as "not the beginning of the end, rather it is merely the end of the beginning. " Assange confirmed that he has heard there will be espionage charges filed against him in the U.S., and denied knowing Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence analyst accused of providing WikiLeaks with information. The U.S. is allegedly putting together a case against Assange on conspiracy charges.

The beleaguered founder also spoke about the rape charges filed against him in Sweden, for which he was recently imprisoned in England. Zerwas2ky's Channel. Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange. December 14th, 2010 6:23 AM By Michael Moore Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr.

Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange

Assange out of jail. Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars. We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie.

So why is WikiLeaks, after performing such an important public service, under such vicious attack? **Sen. **The New Yorker's George Packer calls Assange "super-secretive, thin-skinned, [and] megalomaniacal. " **Sarah Palin claims he's "an anti-American operative with blood on his hands" whom we should pursue "with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders. " **Rep. P.S. P.P.S. Wikileaks and the Long Haul. Like a lot of people, I am conflicted about Wikileaks.

Wikileaks and the Long Haul

Citizens of a functioning democracy must be able to know what the state is saying and doing in our name, to engage in what Pierre Rosanvallon calls “counter-democracy”*, the democracy of citizens distrusting rather than legitimizing the actions of the state. Wikileaks plainly improves those abilities. On the other hand, human systems can’t stand pure transparency. For negotiation to work, people’s stated positions have to change, but change is seen, almost universally, as weakness. People trying to come to consensus must be able to privately voice opinions they would publicly abjure, and may later abandon. And so we have a tension between two requirements for democratic statecraft, one that can’t be resolved, but can be brought to an acceptable equilibrium.

Why the Library of Congress Is Blocking Wikileaks « Library of Congress Blog. The news media are reporting today, accurately, that the Library of Congress is blocking access to the Wikileaks site across its computer systems, including those for use by patrons in the reading rooms. I wanted to provide here the same statement we’ve been giving to reporters and patrons who are asking about it: “The Library decided to block Wikileaks because applicable law obligates federal agencies to protect classified information.

State Department To Columbia University Students: 'DO NOT Post' WikiLeaks On Facebook, Twitter. UPDATE: On Monday, John H. Coatsworth, the SIPA Dean, reversed the university's earlier position, affirming that students "have a right to discuss and debate any information in the public arena...without fear of adverse consequences. " Wired obtained the email: Freedom of information and expression is a core value of our institution. Thus, SIPA's position is that students have a right to discuss and debate any information in the public arena that they deem relevant to their studies or to their roles as global citizens, and to do so without fear of adverse consequences.

Wikileaks and 21st Century Statecraft ? P U L S E. Have 250,000 leaks sunk the State Department’s ‘Internet Freedom’ policy? By Roy Revie As the fallout of Cablegate continues to consume column inches, gigabytes, and cabinet meetings across the world, the realisation that this is about more than one man, one organization, and one massive leak seems to be slowly sinking in. While some argue that stories and comment focusing on the process of the leak and the fallout for the organisation only distract from the stories contained within the cables themselves, it is clear that this element is as vital (in the short term at least) as the contents of the cables.

Everyone at Le Web is Wrong: Wikileaks Should be Condemned not Celebrated. Le Web. I’m still unclear on the unique selling point of Europe’s “leading technology conference”, and yet here I am, for the third year in a row, hanging out in a snow-bound venue four hundred miles from the centre of Paris, watching a succession of American entrepreneurs being interviewed – in English – by journalists who have flown in specially from California.

I’ll say this, though: the food is good this year – really good. Now, having satisfied my annual obligation to be snarky about Le Web, I’m free to talk about what passes for the big story of the conference, and indeed the biggest story of the world right now. Wikileaks. Specifically, the continuing DOS attacks against companies who are perceived as enemies of Wikileaks. Wikileaks: la première Infowar a commencé. Make stories - Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group. Wikileaks : lire les mémos diplomatiques. Wikileaks / [state logs]