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Why We Should Be Grateful For Wikileaks

[credit provider=”Wikileaks” url=”http://213.251.145.96/”] Yes, we should be grateful for Wikileaks.The website, which recently boasted responsibility for some the largest leaks of classified military documents in history, is raising a deafening alarm that should ring in the ears of any corporation, government agency or individual with information worth protecting. 
Why We Should Be Grateful For Wikileaks
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The 8 Most Shocking Revelations From The Wikileaks Guantanamo Dump

[credit provider=”AP”] News outlets around the world released the details from another trove of classified documents obtained by WikiLeaks. The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and others gained access to files on over 700 prisoners in Guantanamo prison.
The 8 Most Shocking Revelations From The Wikileaks Guantanamo Dump
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WIKILEAKS: Mexico’s Army Worked With Extrajudicial Vigilante Gangs In Juarez

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] A leaked diplomatic cable from the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez offers a damning portrayal of the Mexican army’s campaign to curb rampant drug violence in the border city.The cable, written in January 2009 and recently released by WikiLeaks, suggests that the troops deployed to Juarez in […]
WIKILEAKS: Mexico’s Army Worked With Extrajudicial Vigilante Gangs In Juarez
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defence Department Admits It’s Partially At Fault For WikiLeaks

[credit provider=”ap”] The agency issued a mea culpa for WikiLeaks last week to little fanfare—but there still won’t be an investigation into its faulty systems. Former NYT General Counsel James C. Goodale asks, where is the outrage?In an astounding statement before Congress, the defence Department admitted it was partially at […]
defence Department Admits It’s Partially At Fault For WikiLeaks
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Are Anonymous Hackers About To Expose Something Awful About Bank Of America On Monday?

[credit provider=”Operationleaks” url=”http://twitter.com/operationleaks”] There’s something about Bank of America that seems to make it a magnet for controversy, anger, and internet activism.Last year Wikileaks’ Julian Assange said he had documents on a major bank — everyone kind of figured that it was Bank of America — though it now seems […]
Are Anonymous Hackers About To Expose Something Awful About Bank Of America On Monday?
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Wikileaks Goes After The Saudi Royal Family

[credit provider=”ap”] Wikileaks just released a motherload of info on the taboo subject of Saudi Arabian royal rents.The 1996 cable — entitled “Saudi Royal Wealth: Where do they get all that money?” — describes legal and illegal ways that royals grab money, according to Reuters.
Wikileaks Goes After The Saudi Royal Family
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Check Out All This Weird Julian Assange Merchandise Sold At The WikiLeaks Shop

[credit provider=”WikiLeaks” url=”http://wikileaks.spreadshirt.com/viva-la-informacion-A7060423/customise/colour/203″] For the hacker who has everything?WikiLeaks opened an online store this month, selling an activism-branded collection of Assange-adorned T-shirts and sweatshirts made by Fruit of the Loom and American Apparel, as well as coffee mugs and bumper stickers.
Check Out All This Weird Julian Assange Merchandise Sold At The WikiLeaks Shop
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Mexican Prez Will Address Drug War With Obama Next Week

[credit provider=”ActiveBoard.com”] Mexican President Felipe Calderon will meet with President Obama in Washington next week to address the rising drug violence that led to the shooting of two U.S. agents last week, the Washington Post reports. The visit comes amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Calderon over Wiki-leaked U.S. […]
Mexican Prez Will Address Drug War With Obama Next Week
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WIKILEAKS: Mexican President’s Guard Leaked Secrets To Drug Cartels

[credit provider=”AP”] A Mexican army officer assigned to guard President Felipe Calderon leaked military intelligence to drug cartels, trained hit men and supplied military weapons to Los Zetas, according to a U.S. Embassy cable recently released by Wikileaks. The U.S. Embassy cable, dated Jan. 20, 2009, says the case was […]
WIKILEAKS: Mexican President’s Guard Leaked Secrets To Drug Cartels
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Palantir Apologizes For Its Plan To Crush Wikileaks

Palantir Technologies, a data analytics company which was one of the authors of a fascinating slide deck outlining tactics governments and companies can use to fight Wikileaks, including cyberattacks and pressuring journalists, has issued a full apology by CEO Alex Karp. (Forbes)
Palantir Apologizes For Its Plan To Crush Wikileaks
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Wikileaks: Peak Oil Is Real

I’ll let the experts on oil decipher how real this threat is, but I think the fact that US officials are actively discussing the potential of seeing peak oil in the coming 10 years gives real credence to the theory (via the Guardian):
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Julian Assange: “It’s Great To Have All These Banks Squirming”

[credit provider=”AP”] In his interview last night with 60 Minutes, Julian Assange continues to play coy about the damning trove of documents he has on an American bank, which everyone (including the BofA) thinks is Bank of America.”I won’t make any comment in relation to that upcoming publication,” he said […]
Julian Assange: “It’s Great To Have All These Banks Squirming”
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FBI Raids Pro-Wikileaks Hackers

The FBI conducted 40 raids yesterday and seized computers from members of the loosely organised group of hackers called Anonymous, and several members have posted their stories in online forums. Ars Technica uncovered the tales on a private online forum. Several people posted pictures of kicked-in doors. One person claimed that […]
FBI Raids Pro-Wikileaks Hackers
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Here Is The 60 Second Version Of The Big, Petty, Bill Keller NYT Piece On Assange

[credit provider=”AP”] The New York Times doesn’t think too highly of Julian Assange.Bill Keller, executive editor of the NYT, penned a blockbuster essay for this Sunday’s Times Magazine, where he calls Assange “elusive, manipulative, and volatile… and ultimately openly hostile,” and then likens him (derisively) to a character in a […]
Here Is The 60 Second Version Of The Big, Petty, Bill Keller NYT Piece On Assange
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WikiLeaks Defector Explains What’s Wrong With WikiLeaks And Why He’s Creating A New Site Called “OpenLeaks”

[credit provider=”andygee1 on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andymcgee/4225286228/”] The founder of a new WikiLeaks-like site called “OpenLeaks,” Daniel Domscheit-Berg, took the stage today at DLD and explained what he thinks WikiLeaks is doing wrong and why he is creating OpenLeaks.Domscheit-Berg used to be the head of communications at WikiLeaks.  He quit in September […]
WikiLeaks Defector Explains What’s Wrong With WikiLeaks And Why He’s Creating A New Site Called “OpenLeaks”
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This Is The Wikileak That Sparked The Tunisian Crisis

[credit provider=”ap”] Tunisia’s government has collapsed, partially due to food price inflation and unemployment, but also because of WikiLeaks.One of the U.S. government cables released by WikiLeaks (via @spbaines) exposed the corruption of Tunisia’s President’s family, its reach into business in the country, and ability to transcend the rule of […]
This Is The Wikileak That Sparked The Tunisian Crisis
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Julian Assange Threatens To Name Arab Leaders With CIA Ties

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_20091117_Copenhagen_2_cropped_to_shoulders.jpg”] Julian Assange has set the ultimate dead man’s switch: Arrest or kill him and thousands of files will be automatically released, including documents that out CIA-backed Arabs.The Wikileaks leader had previously claimed to have files on auto-release. That he had info on CIA ties was first-mentioned […]
Julian Assange Threatens To Name Arab Leaders With CIA Ties
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Julian Assange Says He Must Write Autobiography To Save WikiLeaks

[credit provider=”espenmoe via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/espenmoe/4467388096/”] Julian Assange told the Sunday Times (behind paywall) that he’s being forced into writing his autobiography to keep WikiLeaks from going under.New York publishing house Alfred A. Knopf confirmed it had struck a deal with Assange for his autobiography.
Julian Assange Says He Must Write Autobiography To Save WikiLeaks
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Assange Will Get Almost $1.5 Million For His Book Deal

[credit provider=”AP”] Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will get advances totaling $1.3 million for his autobiography, due to be published in the U.S. and the UK, the London Sunday Times reports (via Mashable).In the interview, Assange also says that he doesn’t want to write the book, but has to to cover […]
Assange Will Get Almost $1.5 Million For His Book Deal
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Julian Assange Will Talk With Al Jazeera But Snubs The NYT…Again

[credit provider=”ap”] The NYT has been reduced to essentially aggregating other people’s reports on Julian Assange in today’s story by John F. Burns.  The following caveat appears half way through a piece detailing Assange’s “high-tech” house arrest.Attempts by The New York Times to interview Mr. Assange in recent days were […]
Julian Assange Will Talk With Al Jazeera But Snubs The NYT…Again
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United Nations Investigating Whether WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Is Being Tortured

[credit provider=”AP”] Following Glenn Greenwald‘s report at Salon last week that Pfc. Bradley Manning — the soldier accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks –  is being kept under conditions equivalent to torture the United Nations is investigating.The United Nations’ top anti-torture envoy is looking into a complaint that the […]
United Nations Investigating Whether WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Is Being Tortured
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Here’s How Wikileaks Killed Spain’s Anti-Piracy Law

Plenty of people have said that Wikileaks‘ massive diplomatic cable dump hasn’t made much of a difference to anything, but there’s actually a counterexample, Ars Technica shows. Spain was about to pass a tough anti-file sharing law, and the effort was defeated largely thanks to Wikileaks.
Here’s How Wikileaks Killed Spain’s Anti-Piracy Law
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Wait: Julian Assange Did Not Confirm That Bank Of America Is The Wikileaks Target

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_full.jpg”] Let’s do this quickly: This week Julian Assange gave an interview with the Times of London saying that the material he had on a bank could make a boss resign. But the interview was behind a paywall, so nobody really saw it.Yesterday an AFP report on the […]
Wait: Julian Assange Did Not Confirm That Bank Of America Is The Wikileaks Target
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Has Wikileaks Suffered A Massive Leak Of Its Own?

[credit provider=”AP”] It appears that Wikileaks has suffered a massive leak of its own?A Norwegian newspaper is claiming that it’s obtained access to each of the 250,000+ cablegate documents, many of which Wikileaks itself has yet to publish.
Has Wikileaks Suffered A Massive Leak Of Its Own?
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Apple Explains Why It Deleted The WikiLeaks App

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steve_Jobs_WWDC07.jpg”] Yesterday, an app featuring WikiLeaks material was mysteriously pulled from Apple’s App Store.We reached out to Apple for comment on why it pulled the app and here’s what a representative told us:
Apple Explains Why It Deleted The WikiLeaks App
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Did WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Leak Documents Because Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

[credit provider=”AP”] NBC Nightly News last night did a segment last night on Pfc. Bradley Manning the soldier accused of leaking thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks. Reporter Mike Taibbi visited Manning’s hometown of Crescent, Oklahoma where a number of people speculated that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy had contributed […]
Did WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Leak Documents Because Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
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