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Wikileaks' Big Leak Is Leaked. OSINT Strategies. The moral standards of WikiLeaks critics - Glenn Greenwald. The WikiLeaks disclosure has revealed not only numerous government secrets, but also the driving mentality of major factions in our political and media class.
Simply put, there are few countries in the world with citizenries and especially media outlets more devoted to serving, protecting and venerating government authorities than the U.S. Indeed, I don’t quite recall any entity producing as much bipartisan contempt across the American political spectrum as WikiLeaks has: as usual, for authoritarian minds, those who expose secrets are far more hated than those in power who commit heinous acts using secrecy as their principal weapon. The way in which so many political commentators so routinely and casually call for the eradication of human beings without a shred of due process is nothing short of demented. Ron Paul: Re: Wikileaks- In a free s... Is anyone else worried that Julian Assange is just going to disappear one day. : AskReddit. Julian Assange should be assassinated, Canadian official claims.
Wikileaks' struggle to stay online. 7 December 2010Last updated at 19:51 By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter Julian Assange has now been arrested For rolling news outlets Wikileaks has been a dream come true with thousands of US embassy cables dribbling out titbits of sensitive information and providing new headlines on a daily and even hourly basis.
WikiLeaks: WikiLeaks,org domain kille... WikiLeaks fights to stay online after US company withdraws domain name | Media. The US was today accused of opening up a dramatic new front against WikiLeaks, effectively "killing" its web address just days after Amazon pulled the site from its servers following political pressure.
The whistleblowers' website went offline for the third time in a week this morning, in the biggest threat to its online presence yet. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate's committee on homeland security, earlier this week called for any organisation helping sustain WikiLeaks to "immediately terminate" its relationship with them. WikiLeaks website pulled by Amazon after US political pressure | Media. WikiLeaks's website cablegate.wikileaks.org, which was hosted by Amazon.
The US struck its first blow against WikiLeaks after Amazon.com pulled the plug on hosting the whistleblowing website in reaction to heavy political pressure. The company announced it was cutting WikiLeaks off yesterday only 24 hours after being contacted by the staff of Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate's committee on homeland security.
Twitter Appears to Censor Wikileaks-Related Trends. I'm (was?)
A Twitter user. This past week I found it utterly weird that none of the words #wikileaks, #cablegate, #cables, #Assange were actually "trending". I even tweeted about this 5 days ago. Today, my fears of secret censorship seem to be coming true. It appears that Twitter is censoring all these words, so they don't appear in the (much-used) Twitter "trends" list. Wikileaks excluded from trending topics. Blocking Access to Wikileaks May Harm CRS, Analysts Say. The Library of Congress confirmed on Friday that it had blocked access from all Library computers to the Wikileaks web site in order to prevent unauthorized downloading of classified records such as those in the large cache of diplomatic cables that Wikileaks began to publish on November 28.
Since the Congressional Research Service is a component of the Library, this means that CRS researchers will be unable to access or to cite the leaked materials in their research reports to Congress. Several current and former CRS analysts expressed perplexity and dismay about the move, and they said it could undermine the institution’s research activities. “It’s a difficult situation,” said one CRS analyst. “The information was released illegally, and it’s not right for government agencies to be aiding and abetting this illegal dissemination. But the information is out there. Library of Congress Blocks Access To Wikileaks. Ad or Website blocked by LC DNSBH.
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Can Government Employees Read the Pentagon Papers? Ellsberg on the cover of Time Magazine, 5 July 1971.
The more things change... Those who have been following the wikileaks affair will have noticed the recent prominence of Dan Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971. WikiLeaks founder Assange has encrypted Guantanamo documents, will release them if arrested. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.
One of the files identified this weekend by The (London) Sunday Times — called the “insurance” file — has been downloaded from the WikiLeaks website by tens of thousands of supporters, from America to Australia. Assange warns that any government that tries to curtail his activities risks triggering a new deluge of state and commercial secrets. The military papers on Guantanamo Bay, yet to be published, believed to have been supplied by Bradley Manning, who was arrested in May.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail. 8 December 2010Last updated at 04:45 GMT Julian Assange (left) appeared in court with John Pilger and others offering sureties The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been refused bail by a court in London but vowed to fight extradition to Sweden.
Mr Assange denies sexually assaulting two women in Sweden. He was remanded in custody pending a hearing next week. Julian Assange Arrested. Wikileaks Conspiracy. Wikileaks: False Flag Cyber War is Here. Wikileaks Assange Exposed as CIA Manchurian Candidate. Will WikiLeaks Hobble U.S. Diplomacy? Authors: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, and Author, No Exit from Pakistan Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies Robert M. The cables and the damage done. For people who value freedom and truth, what's not to applaud about WikiLeaks? Certainly in Australia, the cablegate saga – and its local offshoot – has unlocked a tide of libertarian righteousness.
Throughout the media and much of civil society, there's a thrill of surprise at the unsaintly ways and words of diplomacy, a frisson of satisfaction at seeing the powerful humbled and exposed, and a current of outrage on behalf of Julian Assange. All this is muddled with some less noble impulses, including the voyeuristic buzz of reading a lot of other people's mail. A victory for the culture of paranoia. These are nervous times for our boys and girls in pinstripes. As newspapers around the world publish salacious extracts from American diplomatic cables posted on the WikiLeaks website, our diplomats are scouring their brains, trying to remember whether their gossip or candid observations to American counterparts about Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard or Stephen Smith may have been deemed amusing or useful enough to have been cabled back to the State Department.
As North Korea and South Korea square off and Europe teeters on the brink of financial chaos, one wonders how many of our officials are spending time scrolling through WikiLeaks with hearts in mouths. But for all the tension, what we have seen so far is hardly going to be the end of international relations as we know it, as Hillary Clinton warned at the start of the week.
Gary's choices - WikiLeaks: America the indispensable. WikiLeaks: The secrecy presumption. Having just published Stephen Collins' reply to Rory's post, I'm going to pile on and offer my own critique. But first let me point out that we have already received a number of emails from the bureaucracy and diplomatic community in support of Rory's position. Unfortunately, these were marked 'not for publication', so I want to encourage those readers in Canberra who feel constrained by saying that we are prepared to put aside this site's usual reluctance to publish anonymous comment. WikiLeaks just made the world more repressive. I am an aid worker, the kind who rants about transparency, open governments and reforming the United Nations. But, I used to be a diplomat and I used to write secret cables, like the ones being released by WikiLeaks. And I said some very frank and nasty things in those cables. Why? I was posted to Jakarta. Les diplomates américains gênés dans leur travail par WikiLeaks, actualité Monde : Le Point.
U.S. Diplomats Aren't Stupid After All - By Joshua Kucera. Sifting Through the Fallout from Wikileaks. Military Bans Disks, Threatens Courts-Martial to Stop New Leaks | Danger Room. Biden Slams WikiLeaks Document Hand-Off as Close to Terrorism - FoxNews.com.