WikiLeaks given Swiss bank account data. WikiLeaks has taken possession of discs containing the banking details of 2,000 prominent people with Swiss bank accounts.
The discs were presented to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today in London by former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer. The data will be published by WikiLeaks once it has been vetted, a process expected by Assange to take at least two weeks. WikiLeaks cables: Yemen radioactive stocks 'were easy al-Qaida target' Yemeni soldiers stand guard outside a hearing of al-Qaida suspects at a court in Sana'a.
Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA A senior government official in Yemen warned US diplomats that poor security at the country's main store of radioactive products could allow dangerous material to fall into the hands of terrorists, according to a leaked US embassy cable. The official told the Americans that the lone guard standing watch at Yemen's national atomic energy commission (NAEC) facility had been removed from his post and that its only closed circuit TV security camera had broken down six months previously and was never fixed. Cybersecurity bill gives DHS power to punish tech firms. Democratic politicians are proposing a novel approach to cybersecurity: fine technology companies $100,000 a day unless they comply with directives imposed by the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. Legislation introduced this week would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to levy those and other civil penalties on noncompliant companies that the government deems "critical," a broad term that could sweep in Web firms, broadband providers, and even software companies and search engines. "This bill will make our nation more secure and better positions DHS--the 'focal point for the security of cyberspace'--to fulfill its critical homeland security mission," said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. "Congress is stepping forward to regulate something it has no idea how to regulate," says Jim Harper, a policy analyst at the free-market Cato Institute. To Thwart Further Leaks, U.S. Military Bans USB Drives & Other Removable Disks. In an effort to prevent the kind of intelligence leaks that are making headlines lately, the U.S. military is banning the use of removable disks among its personnel.
The servicemen and women in the Air Force and other military branches have recently been ordered to "immediately cease use of removable media on all systems, servers, and stand-alone machines" on Department of Defense classified networks, according to documents obtained by Wired. Anonymous Wikileaks activists move to analogue tactics. 16 December 2010Last updated at 14:35 The diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have been the focus of world attention. Online activist group Anonymous has once again changed tactics in its campaign to support Wikileaks, eschewing web-based attacks. Via BBC News - Home.
House Judiciary Committee to Hold WikiLeaks Hearing Tomorrow. The full House Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on the Espionage Act and legal and constitutional issues raised by Wikileaks tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
EST. You can watch the hearing live here. We'll also be tweeting our impressions throughout the morning. UPDATE: Technical difficulties interrupted the video stream at 9:45 AM on 12/16. If an alternate link becomes available, we'll post it here. UPDATE: Alternate link: CSPAN -- featured under "National Security" WikiLeaks Taps Power Of the Press — The Media Equation. Perhaps.
Or maybe it was the other way around. Think back to 2008, when WikiLeaks simply released documents that suggested the government of Kenya had looted its country. The follow-up in the mainstream media was decidedly muted. Then last spring, WikiLeaks adopted a more journalistic approach — editing and annotating a 2007 video from Baghdad in which an Apache helicopter fired on men who appeared to be unarmed, including two employees of Reuters. The reviews were mixed, with some suggesting that the video had been edited to political ends, but the disclosure received much more attention in the press. In July, WikiLeaks began what amounted to a partnership with mainstream media organizations, including The New York Times, by giving them an early look at the so-called Afghan War Diary, a strategy that resulted in extensive reporting on the implications of the secret documents.
WikiLeaks cables: Sinn Féin leaders 'were aware of' Northern Bank heist plans. Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness held lengthy negotiations with the former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern to save the Northern Ireland peace process in the full knowledge that the IRA was planning to carry out the biggest bank robbery in its history, according to leaked US cables passed to WikiLeaks.
WikiRebels: The Wikileaks Documentary [Video] 12 December '10, 05:15pm Follow.
Cable Viewer. Flash: PdF Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom, Announced for Saturday December 11. In the digital age, should all information be free?
Does good government require secrecy, or more openness? Can we trust private internet service providers to defend free speech? Is Wikileaks a terrorist organization, or the beginning of a new kind of transnational investigative journalism? This Saturday in New York City, we'll be discussing these urgent questions with a stellar group of thinkers and doers from the worlds of politics, journalism, diplomacy, activism and technology, including: Tickets are $10 and space is limited.
Saturday, December 11, 10am-2pm* Riverpark: A Tom Colicchio Restaurant 450 East 29th Street (east of 1st Ave just before the FDR & East River) New York, NY 10016 *Please note, breakfast and lunch will not be served, but coffee and light refreshments will be available. WikiLeaks promising even bigger leak of secret files. WikiLeaks fans should think before they botnet.
Do you support WikiLeaks?
Are you mad at critics trying to snuff it out? Maybe you're thinking about joining the online protests aimed at shutting down the Web sites of its opponents. Don't. A loosely organized group of vigilantes under the name Anonymous have turned the botnet guns of their Operation Payback campaign, which previously targeted antipiracy organizations, on PayPal, Visa, MasterCard , Senator Joe Lieberman, Sarah Palin, and others who have criticized WikiLeaks or stopped doing business with the document-sharing project. WikiLeaks cables: Pope wanted Muslim Turkey kept out of EU. The pope is responsible for the Vatican's growing hostility towards Turkey joining the EU, previously secret cables sent from the US embassy to the Holy See in Rome claim.
W.sns. Via ReadWriteWeb. Where In the World Is WikiLeaks Mirrored? [Google Earth] The WikiLeaks saga of the last two weeks has been illustrative, if nothing else, of the importance of the decentralization of the Internet in relation to the freedom of information. An attempt to stifle a voice in one location simply leads to that voice springing from another, like a leak from a rusted pipe or a Whac-A-Mole arcade game. WikiLeaks cables: Serbia suspects Russian help for fugitive Ratko Mladić. Russia may be withholding vital information about the whereabouts of the fugitive Bosnian Serb general and genocide suspect, Ratko Mladić, who faces war crimes charges in The Hague, senior Serbian government officials have privately told American diplomats in Belgrade.
In discussions detailed in a diplomatic cable marked "secret" and sent to Washington by US chargée d'affaires Jennifer Brush in September 2009, Miki [Miodrag] Rakić, chief of staff to the Serbian president, Boris Tadić, tells Brush it remains likely Mladić is hiding somewhere in Serbia.
WikiLeaks - Mass Mirroring our website. Twitter fails to jump to Dept of State’s defence. Wikileaks: Power shifts from secrecy to transparency « BuzzMachine. WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks - Mirrors of our website. Wikileaks cables reveal that the US wrote Spain's proposed copyright law. Wikileaks cable: Prince Charles 'not respected like Queen' Wikileaks: la première Infowar a commencé. Il faut se rendre à l'évidence: Les gouvernements du monde entier se sont ligués pour faire taire Wikileaks. C'est la première Infowar: pour la première fois, une tentative de censure est à l'oeuvre à une échelle mondiale sur Internet.
Pour la contrer, les défenseurs de la liberté du Net vont se liguer dans le monde entier. Les forces sont inégales: d'un côté les pouvoirs d'Etat, les agences de renseignement prêtes à tout pour réduire Assange au silence. De l'autre, l'équipe de Wikileaks et tous les geeks de la planète prêts à la soutenir. Geeks de tous les pays, unissez-vous! Cette guerre de l'information sera fondatrice. Journalists defend WikiLeaks effort - US Embassy Files. Europeans Criticize Fierce U.S. Response to Leaks.
Berkeley Blog: Wikileaks Is Boring; U.S. Gov. Should Hire Them Hackers. Columbia University Reverses Anti-Wikileaks Guidance. WikiLeaks Fallout: Unease Over Web Press Freedoms. Hide captionA gagged demonstrator holds placards during a protest Tuesday over the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, outside the magistrates' court in London. Assange is facing possible extradition to Sweden on sex charges and may face extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges. Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images. Are we starting a full-out war on the Internet? Like It or Not, WikiLeaks is a Media Entity: Tech News «
The past week has seen plenty of ink spilled — virtual and otherwise — about WikiLeaks and its mercurial front-man, Julian Assange, and the pressure they have come under from the U.S. government and companies such as Amazon and PayPal, both of which have blocked WikiLeaks from using their services.
‘Wikileaks’ cable drop is a giant power move for the left. To Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011.