Anonymous and the Rise of Online Vigilantism. Wikileaks Cables Show Massive U.S. Effort to Establish Canadian DMCA. Wikileaks has released dozens of new U.S. cables that demonstrate years of behind the scenes lobbying by U.S. government officials to pressure Canada into implementing a Canadian DMCA.
The cables include confirmation that Prime Minister Harper personally promised U.S. President George Bush at the SPP summit in Montebello, Quebec in 2008 that Canada would pass copyright legislation, U.S. government lines on copyright reform that include explicit support for DMCA-style digital lock rules, and the repeated use of the Special 301 process to "embarrass" Canada into action. In fact, cables even reveal Canadian officials encouraging the U.S. to maintain the pressure and disclosing confidential information. Guantánamo Files - Lives in an American Limbo. Cablegate Impacts and China Cyberwar: A Wikileaks Movie, Film & Video “Slam Dunk” The United States of Monsanto. Last night, I was on BlogTalkRadio with former Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell talking about WikiLeaks, secrecy, and democracy.
As a way to illustrate how the secrecy of diplomatic cables hides a great deal of undemocratic ideas, I raised the emphasis State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy placed in a hearing on WikiLeaks on State’s role in pitching US business. This formal channel between Washington and our overseas posts provides the Department and other U.S. Government agencies crucial information about the context in which we collectively advance our national interests on a variety of issues. For example, these communications may contain information about promoting American export opportunities, protecting American citizens overseas, and supporting military operations.
Bradley Manning: U.S. blocks U.N. from unmonitored access to WikiLeaks suspect - BlogPost. Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/14/2011 Apr 14, 2011 05:31 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost Supporters of Bradley Manning protest his imprisonment near Quantico Marine Corps base, March 20, 2011.
(Evelyn Hockstein - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) The top United Nations investigator on torture has been blocked from having an unmonitored meeting with Bradley Manning, the detained U.S. soldier accused of providing secret cables to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks: extent of US-Israel ties laid bare. Eyes peeled: Israel warned the US about Hamas in 2005, according to a cable The early publication of part of the WikiLeaks US State Department cables regarding Israel reveals a startling degree of openness between senior Israeli officials and their American counterparts. An Interview With Glenn Greenwald. Salon writer Glenn Greenwald got rock star treatment at the National Conference for Media Reform, held this past weekend in Boston, where he took part in a standing-room-only panel discussion of WikiLeaks with Emily Bell of Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Greg Mitchell of The Nation, Australian journalist Christopher Warren and Micah Sifry of Personal Democracy Forum.
Cheers of “Hear, hear!” Rippled through the crowd after Greenwald argued that “what WikiLeaks is doing is what journalism is all about.” He’s written extensively about Julian Assange’s network and particularly about accused document-leaker Bradley Manning. The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Thursday, Day 138. Share As I’ve done for more than nineteen 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. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. ICE Redefines Detainment For Wikileaks Helper: You're Not Being Detained, You Just Can't Leave. Earlier this year, we wrote about computer security expert, Tor developer and Wikileaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, who was regularly being detained and intimidated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials each time he (a US citizen) traveled into the country.
If you follow Jacob's Twitter feed, you get detailed descriptions each time he flies back into the country of the hassles he has to go through. Cable Viewer. Palestinian Concessions in Leaked Memos May Show Narrower Peace Talk Gap. Classified documents leaked by al- Jazeera signal that Israeli and Palestinian peace positions may have been closer than previously perceived.
NBC: U.S. can't link Army private to Assange - U.S. news - WikiLeaks in Security. U.S. military officials tell NBC News that investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between a jailed army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. The officials say that while investigators have determined that Manning had allegedly unlawfully downloaded tens of thousands of documents onto his own computer and passed them to an unauthorized person, there is apparently no evidence he passed the files directly to Assange, or had any direct contact with the controversial WikiLeaks figure. Assange, an Australian national, is under house arrest at a British mansion near London, facing a Swedish warrant seeking his extradition for questioning on charges of rape. Assange has denied the allegations. WikiLeaks' release of secret diplomatic cables last year caused a diplomatic stir and laid bare some of the most sensitive U.S. dealings with governments around the world.
U.S. Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer plans to hand over offshore banking secrets of the rich and famous to WikiLeaks. The offshore bank account details of 2,000 "high net worth individuals" and corporations – detailing massive potential tax evasion – will be handed over to the WikiLeaks organisation in London tomorrow by the most important and boldest whistleblower in Swiss banking history, Rudolf Elmer, two days before he goes on trial in his native Switzerland.
British and American individuals and companies are among the offshore clients whose details will be contained on CDs presented to WikiLeaks at the Frontline Club in London. Those involved include, Elmer tells the Observer, "approximately 40 politicians". Stuxnet Worm Used Against Iran Was Tested in Israel. Nicholas Roberts for The New York Times Ralph Langner, an independent computer security expert, solved Stuxnet.
The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal. Tonight we are all Tunisians. Close Read: Tunisia and WikiLeaks. From the Times’s coverage of the President of Tunisia, who seems to have fled the country: Raise your hand if, before the street protests started, you had focussed very much—or at all—on what the WikiLeaks cables had to say about Tunisia.
Does any one person know enough about all of the countries mentioned in the cables to say for sure how significant they are? Unless someone does, it is rash to keep talking about how they add texture but “no great revelations.” Anyway: Tunisia. Wikileaks Mirror Network. Donation Gateway. SpyTalk - WikiLeaks’s Assange gains influential defenders. Posted at 3:23 PM ET, 12/13/2010 By Jeff Stein The predominant consensus in official Washington that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should eventually stand trial here on espionage charges is not likely to change anytime soon.
But three influential voices are now saying publicly what many others say privately: that blame should be focused on leakers, not Assange, who after all was merely the middleman for the handful of newspapers and magazines that were given first crack at classified military and diplomatic documents. On Friday Jack L. Goldsmith, “widely considered one of the brightest stars in the conservative legal firmament” when he joined the Bush administration Justice Department in 2003, according to a typical assessment, wrote that he found himself “agreeing with those who think Assange is being unduly vilified.” WikiLeaks backlash: The first global cyber war has begun, claim hackers. WikiLeaks Attacks Illegal Says Internet Society - PCWorld. DNS Provider Mistakenly Caught in WikiLeaks Saga Now Supports the Group. WikiLeaks grows stronger as supporters fight back. Can Wikileaks Afford To Back The Undiplomatic Julian Assange?
[UPDATED] Anonymous Ousted from Twitter and Facebook, Back on Twitter Already. Predicting the future of WikiLeaks: Follow the media! How Operation Payback Executes Its Attacks. Anonymous Wikileaks supporters explain web attacks. Anonymous Appears to Threaten Electronic Frontier Foundation with DDOS Attack. WikiLeaks: Stop the crackdown. Meet The New Public Face Of WikiLeaks: Kristinn Hrafnsson - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall.