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"You may not be interested in psychological warfare, but psychological warfare is interested in you." - Xu Hezhen As the U.S. has increased its use of Psychological Operations (PSYOP), the acknowledged effectiveness of its methods has led to global use of PSYOPS tactics by both U.S. allies and enemies. Recent reports indicate that U.S.
The Qatari prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, offered a deal which was not agreed with Egypt over al-Jazeera, US embassy cables claim. Photograph: Getty Qatar is using the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera as a bargaining chip in foreign policy negotiations by adapting its coverage to suit other foreign leaders and offering to cease critical transmissions in exchange for major concessions, US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks claim.
Miriam rages at Ramos' Gaddafi funds Sep 5, 2011 Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago asks the Senate to investigate recent information released by online whistleblower group WikiLeaks, which revealed that former President Fidel Ramos received P5 million from Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for his 1992 presidential campaign.
MANILA, Philippines - Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi was a key financier of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its military wing, the New People's Army (NPA), according to a US Secretary of State secret cable published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
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A diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks reveals that entertainment industry groups and law enforcement combined their efforts to infiltrate Warez Scene topsites.
Microsoft provided IT training to law enforcement officials in Tunisia while the country was governed by a repressive regime, embassy cables published by Wikileaks show. Cables leaked by Wikileaks show that Microsoft provided IT training to law enforcement officials in Tunisia, before the country threw off its repressive regime in 2011. Photo credit: Nasser Nouri on Flickr According to a cable sent by the US embassy in Tunis on 22 September, 2006, Microsoft was so keen to get the Tunisian government to drop its policy favouring open-source software that it agreed to set up a "program on cyber criminality" to cover training. The deal also entailed the company giving the Tunisian regime , headed by President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, the original source code for Microsoft software. The cable was made public last week by Wikileaks as part of a massive and largely accidental publication of unredacted US embassy messages.
The latest release of leaked diplomatic cables by the whistle-blowing website, Wikileaks has revealed some persons around the Presidency have tried to use their influence to manipulate control of the country's oil resources for their personal gain.
This cable, from the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, is a great read. It's from 2007, but one suspects the world of Chinese state propaganda hasn't changed much since then.
WikiLeaks: 'Drugs, thugs and facts' around the world maps some of the recently released US cables on the 'war on drugs' Titles from some of the latest WikiLeaks cables on the "war on drugs" read like cheeky tabloid headlines rather than polished prose from international diplomats. "Coke, tokes and inept folks: Can Sierra Leone stay tough on drugs?"
Poring over US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks can be a dull business - diplomatic jargon and boring posts on consular activities. But like the journalists who read them, the young diplomats who filed the dispatches from US embassies sometimes like to have fun. Here are five of the funniest titles from dispatches related to the "war on drugs". 1) Coke, tokes and inept folks: Can Sierra Leon stay tough on drugs 2) Russia: Nashi summer camp 2008: Sex, thugs and the ROC on a roll (ROC in this case stands for the Russian Orthodox Church) 3) Haiti: Preval on thugs drugs and his health
We are learning in numerous ways how hard it is, in a digital age, to keep control of information.
A new article by the Guardian's James Ball fleshes out David Leigh's allegation that Wikileaks is to blame for the arrest of Bradley Manning. Last week's release of the unredacted Lamo-Manning chat logs contained more information on the means by which Bradley Manning is alleged to have leaked information to Wikileaks. For a year now, Julian Assange has insisted that he can neither confirm nor deny whether Bradley Manning is the source for the leaks, since - as a matter of policy - the identity of the source is not known to Wikileaks.
The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says its website is under attack.
Starting last week, WikiLeaks began publishing massive tranches of unclassified cables, and earlier this week it emerged that the full set of 251,287 cables had been decrypted by a password published in David Leigh’s book on WikiLeaks, and that this encrypted file was widely available.