WIKILEAKS PHENOMENA. WikiLeaks: Police to investigate Anonymous online attacks. The Metropolitan police is to investigate recent online attacks on companies – including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal – that have cut ties with the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks.
Scotland Yard today said that for several months it has been examining a number of alleged criminal offences by Anonymous, the loose-knit group committed to bringing down sites perceived to be acting against WikiLeaks. Downing Street was this week preparing to face a major attack on its sites from the group after Swedish prosecutors challenged the decision to grant bail to the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, over charges of alleged sex crimes in Sweden. The Swedish prosecution office's website, aklagare.se, was attacked for 11 hours overnight on Tuesday after it maintained it would press for Assange to be extradited. The so-called "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attacks, which bring down sites by overpowering them with repeated requests to load, are illegal in the UK.
Un groupe de hackers prête main forte à Wikileaks. L’affaire Wikileaks, un sale coup pour le Cloud Computing public. 01net.
WikiLeaks fights to stay online after US company withdraws domain name. 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.
On Friday morning, WikiLeaks and the cache of secret diplomatic documents that have proved to be a scourge for governments around the world were only accessible through a string of digits known as a DNS address. The site later re-emerged with a Swiss domain, WikiLeaks.ch. Julian Assange this morning said the development is an example of the "privatisation of state censorship" in the US and is a "serious problem. " Twitter Explains Why #WikiLeaks Isn’t Trending. Twitter has finally responded to numerous accusations that it has been purposely keeping #WikiLeaks and related hashtags out of its Trending Topics list.
Twitter spokesperson Carolyn Penner just published a post on the microblogging service's blog that more fully outlines how Trending Topics are determined on Twitter. In essence: Twitter favors novelty over popularity. Trending Topics are "designed to help people discover the 'most breaking' breaking news across the world… Captur[ing] the hottest emerging topics, not just what's most popular," Penner writes. "Topics break into the Trends list when the volume of Tweets about that topic at a given moment dramatically increases," she adds. From this explanation, we can infer that the reason the WikiLeaks hasn't trended this week, despite being the most-discussed topic on Twitter at times, is because there hasn't been a dramatic increase in the level of discussion about WikiLeaks compared to previously.
Les "sites miroirs" de WikiLeaks pullulent. Google, Bing & Searching For The New Wikileaks Website. Looking for the Wikileaks website?
Having lost one domain, and having its second site going down temporarily, it’s a challenge, even for the search engines. Where’s Wikileaks? Yesterday, I wrote about how Google was still listing the old address for Wikileaks — wikileaks.org — in a search for wikileaks: That’s still the case today. Anyone clicking on that link gets nothing. However, you can now find Wikileaks in the top results. Why Is The WikiLeaks Twitter Account Only Following TweetBackup? Even though Amazon and Paypal have severed their relationships with the controversial to say the least WikiLeaks, the @WikiLeaks Twitter account is still holding strong. Some are wondering why Twitter has as of yet to cut ties with the service after this week’s leak of 251,287 diplomatic cables, which pissed some high powered people off to put it lightly. Perhaps WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wondering the same thing.
Which would explain why only account @WikiLeaks is following at the moment is @TweetBackup, a service that allows you to back up your tweets daily. Tweetbackup, run by Backupify, requires that you follow it in order to use it, which means that Assange has no other choice but to follow if he wants Tweetbackup to preserve his tweets in case of a takedown. It’s interesting to note that by some kind of default Assange, who has all eyes on him at the moment, is basically advertising one service and coincidentally one that protects your Twitter data in cases of deletion. WikiLeaks : bras de fer entre Besson et l'hébergeur du site en France. 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. J'attends avec intérêt que les journaux qui ont bénéficié des fuites de Wikileaks, comme Le Monde en France, prennent clairement parti pour ou contre la censure des gouvernements et les méthodes barbouzardes. Amazon cesserait d'héberger le site WikiLeaks. Le Monde.fr avec AFP et Reuters | • Mis à jour le Le géant américain de la distribution en ligne Amazon a cessé d'héberger le site WikiLeaks, affirme mercredi 1er décembre dans un communiqué le sénateur américain indépendant Joe Lieberman, président de la commission sénatoriale de la sécurité intérieure.
Le site, qui révèle depuis dimanche 250 000 notes diplomatiques américaines, suscitant la colère de Washington et l'embarras de plusieurs gouvernements, était partiellement inaccessible mercredi. WikiLeaks aurait depuis migré ses serveurs vers la Suède. WikiLeaks 'under cyber attack' WikiLeaks. Affaire Wikileaks : OVH demande à la justice de se prononcer. Searching The Wikileaks Cablegate Archives With Cablesearch. Want to explore the “Cablegate” material that Wikileaks released last week for yourself, but have no idea where to start?
There’s a new search engine for the material. Cablesearch: A Google For Cablegate Called Cablesearch, it’s a project from the Eccar: The European Center of Computer Assisted Reporting. Gary Price from ResourceShelf tipped us to the new resource today, and he also writes it up here. I played around with the service a little, trying to search for some key terms mentioned in articles by The Guardian from the leaked cables. I couldn’t find several items published over the past three days.
For example, The Guardian had an article about the Bank Of England’s Mervyn King talking critically about Conservative politicians. Another article talked about George Osbourne, the UK’s chancellor of the exchequer, being reported by some Conservative colleagues as having a “high-pitched vocal delivery.”