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Is WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Being Tortured?

[credit provider=”AP”] Salon’s Glenn Greenwald thinks it could be called that. In sum, [Pfc. Bradley] Manning has been subjected for many months without pause to inhumane, personality-erasing, soul-destroying, insanity-inducing conditions of isolation similar to those perfected at America’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
Is WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Being Tortured?
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Did The Wikileaks Cables Have Any Effect On Geopolitics At All?

Julian Assange has declared that geopolitics will be separated into pre-“Cablegate” and post-“Cablegate” eras. That was a bold claim. However, given the intense interest that the leaks produced, it is a claim that ought to be carefully considered. Several weeks have passed since the first of the diplomatic cables were […]
Did The Wikileaks Cables Have Any Effect On Geopolitics At All?
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Julian Assange Has Been Held Without Bail In Solitary Confinement

[credit provider=”espenmoe via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/espenmoe/4917298753/”] A week after Julian Assange surrendered to authorities, he is finally getting another bail hearing.All this time, according to his attorney Mark Stephen, he has been on “20-three-and-a-half hour lockdown” in prison:
Julian Assange Has Been Held Without Bail In Solitary Confinement
Tech

Gawker Hackers Speak!

Gnosis, the group of hackers responsible for the thorough hacking of Gawker Media, recently gave an interview to Geekosystem and TheNextWeb.
Gawker Hackers Speak!
Tech

Amazon’s European Sites Go Down! Pro-WikiLeaks Hackers To Blame?*

[credit provider=”Courtesy of United Artists”] See updates at the bottom of this post.Right now, Amazon.co.uk (UK), Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.de (Germany) and Amazon.it (Italy) are all down down. This is newsworthy even in itself, but especially so given that Operation Payback, the loose group of hackers who support WikiLeaks, have made […]
Amazon’s European Sites Go Down! Pro-WikiLeaks Hackers To Blame?*
Tech

GAWKER HACKED!

The database that holds the usernames, emails and passwords of commenters on Gawker.com and sister sites Lifehacker and Gizmodo appears to have been hacked. A hacker or group of hackers says they have all of them and will release them. Gawker has admitted to a security breach but says passwords […]
GAWKER HACKED!
Tech

Here Are The REAL Sex Charges Against Julian Assange

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_20091117_Copenhagen_2_cropped_to_shoulders.jpg”] There’s been plenty of confusion around the sex crimes that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been accused of.Part of it is the fact that it’s actually two women who pressed charges relating to two different incidents. Part of it are the circumstances around the events and […]
Here Are The REAL Sex Charges Against Julian Assange
Tech

Here’s What I Would Include In A Cyberspace Bill Of Rights

I’m still refining my thoughts on a Bill of Rights in Cyberspace — the latest version in preparation for tomorrow’s PDF symposium on WIkileaks and transparency. The idea is to have principles we can point to when dealing with such events as Wikileaks, Google/Verizon, Google/China, and so on. Try this […]
Here’s What I Would Include In A Cyberspace Bill Of Rights
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Key People From Wikileaks Are Ditching “Emperor” Assange To Form A New Site

[credit provider=”andygee1 on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andymcgee/4225286228/”] Key people from Wikileaks, including Julian Assange’s former right hand man, are ditching the notorious site to start “Openleaks,” according to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter via Sydney Morning Herald.Defectors accused Assange of behaving like “”some kind of emperor or slave trader.”
Key People From Wikileaks Are Ditching “Emperor” Assange To Form A New Site
Tech

Dutch Teenager Arrested For Pro-WikiLeaks DDoS Attacks

[credit provider=”ap”] A 16 year-old Dutch boy has been arrested in the Netherlands for his part in revenge attacks on websites that crossed WikiLeaks, PC World reports.The teenager has already confessed to his involvement in the attacks on Visa’s, MasterCard’s, and PayPal’s websites. All three companies cut WikiLeaks off to […]
Dutch Teenager Arrested For Pro-WikiLeaks DDoS Attacks
Tech

Amazon: Here’s Why We’re Not Hypocrites For Selling WikiLeaks Book

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_20091117_Copenhagen_2_cropped_to_shoulders.jpg”] Amazon has caught a lot of flack today for selling the controversial WikiLeaks diplomatic cables in its Kindle store just days after kicking WikiLeaks off its servers for publishing those same documents.As Peter Kafka reports for All Things D, however, that isn’t quite what’s happening. Someone […]
Amazon: Here’s Why We’re Not Hypocrites For Selling WikiLeaks Book
Tech

No, Twitter Didn’t Suppress Trends About Wikileaks

[credit provider=”derya” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyre/3375410600/”] In the wake of this week’s media firestorm over WikiLeaks, some folks have questioned whether Twitter was actively suppressing trends related to the news, like #cablegate and #wikileaks. It seemed surprising that these topics are no longer among top trends.Not at all, claims Twitter on a blog […]
No, Twitter Didn’t Suppress Trends About Wikileaks
Tech

Facebook Bans WikiLeaks’ Defenders Operation Payback

[credit provider=”Operation Payback” url=”http://image.bayimg.com/jabbmaade.jpg”] On the heels of taking down Visa and MasterCard’s websites, Operation Payback says Facebook has banned it.It tweeted out the picture on the right.
Facebook Bans WikiLeaks’ Defenders Operation Payback
Tech

Why Wouldn’t Google Mirror WikiLeaks?

[credit provider=”AP”] Consider: Your mission is to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible.” You thumbed your nose at Wall Street, and you proved them wrong. You’ve stood up to the entire media industry by purchasing YouTube and defending fair use in the face of extraordinary pressure. You’ve […]
Why Wouldn’t Google Mirror WikiLeaks?
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This Backlash Against WikiLeaks Is Bogus And Outrageous — What Happened To Freedom Of The Press?

[credit provider=”ap”] Oh, the outrage!Julian Assange should be “hunted down” and killed for revealing American government secrets. WikiLeaks is “illegal.” Julian Assange has destroyed America’s diplomatic efforts to make the world a better place. WikiLeaks is a “terrorist organisation.” Julian Assange is (basically) killing innocent people to further his own […]
This Backlash Against WikiLeaks Is Bogus And Outrageous — What Happened To Freedom Of The Press?
Tech

REMINDER: The “Sex Crime” That Julian Assange Was Just Arrested For Wasn’t Rape. It Was…

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_full.jpg”] The “sex crimes” against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that led to an international manhunt, and, now, his arrest, have always seemed, if not false, lame.Basically, it seemed as though two Swedish fans that Assange charmed into the sack were mortified to discover that he actually wasn’t that […]
REMINDER: The “Sex Crime” That Julian Assange Was Just Arrested For Wasn’t Rape. It Was…
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Julian Assange Has Been Arrested

[credit provider=”espenmoe via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/espenmoe/4917298753/”] Julian Assange has been arrested in England on a Swedish warrant.He will appear in court by 7:30 EST, unless granted an extension.
Julian Assange Has Been Arrested
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Julian Assange Has It 100% Backwards

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_20091117_Copenhagen_2_cropped_to_shoulders.jpg”] So far, all of the interesting stuff from the Wikileaks Cablegate dump regards foreign countries: China’s GDP statistics are unreliable! Medvedev is a stooge! Saudi Arabia doesn’t trust Iran!This is why it’s such a bummer: Unlike the Afghanistan and Iraq War Logs, none of this really […]
Julian Assange Has It 100% Backwards
Tech

Who Made Amazon The Judge Of What’s Legal On The Web?

[credit provider=”Mike Licht via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/4917981949/”] When you visit Newsweek.com, the words you read started their journey milliseconds earlier from an Amazon.com datacenter somewhere in northern Virginia. And if you visited Wikileaks.org earlier this week, the bytes comprising leaked U.S. embassy cables would have traveled a similar path from Amazon […]
Who Made Amazon The Judge Of What’s Legal On The Web?
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Cablegate: What NOT To Do If You Want To Keep Your Data Safe

[preserve] [/preserve]   This series on data security is commissioned by IBM. Read more about building a smarter planet on the IBM A Smarter Planet Blog. The furor over the latest in a series of insider data breaches – which is how most believe Wikileaks normally obtains its information — has […]
Cablegate: What NOT To Do If You Want To Keep Your Data Safe
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LIVE COVERAGE: Julian Assange Holds Online Chat

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_full.jpg”] The man wanted by Swedish authorities and Interport — Julian Assange — just held a live chat with The Guardian. We’ve got the highlights below.Assange’s arrest is imminent, according to the BBC.
LIVE COVERAGE: Julian Assange Holds Online Chat
Tech

And Now We Know What Those “Sex Crimes” Are That Have Caused An International Manhunt For Wikileaks Boss Julian Assange…

[credit provider=”espenmoe via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/espenmoe/4917298753/”] The “sex crimes” against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that have now led to an international manhunt have always seemed, if not false, lame.Basically, it seemed as though two Swedish fans that Assange charmed into the sack were mortified to discover that he actually wasn’t that […]
And Now We Know What Those “Sex Crimes” Are That Have Caused An International Manhunt For Wikileaks Boss Julian Assange…
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Check Out Photos Of The Incredible Bombshelter Fortress Where The Wikileaks Archives Are Stored

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Bahnhof” url=”http://www.bahnhof.se/pionen/gallery/”] Forget Amazon. Wikileaks has far better host for its secret information.The Wikileaks archive is now stored in a former bomb shelter in Sweden, according to the LA Times. The ultra-secure location in the Pionen White Mountains features solid-steel doors that could withstand a nuclear attack. […]
Check Out Photos Of The Incredible Bombshelter Fortress Where The Wikileaks Archives Are Stored
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How Lieberman Got Amazon To Drop Wikileaks

Early this week, after hacker attacks on its site, Wikileaks moved its operation, including all those diplomatic cables, to the greener pastures of Amazon.com’s cloud servers. But today, it was down again and mid-afternoon we found out the reason: Amazon had axed Wikileaks from its servers.
How Lieberman Got Amazon To Drop Wikileaks
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And Now Presenting, The Most Unimpressive Wikileak Yet

[credit provider=”By Taylor.McBride™ on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylor-mcbride/4344140980/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Another non-shell courtesy of banned-on-Amazon Wikileaks.According to NYT some diplomats fretted that Canadians “mistrusted” America and carried a chip on their shoulder.
And Now Presenting, The Most Unimpressive Wikileak Yet
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Top Five Things WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Told ‘Time’ Magazine

[credit provider=”espenmoe via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/espenmoe/4917298753/”] Time Magazine’s Managing Editor Richard Stengel interviewed  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange via Skype yesterday, and the audio and transcript are up at the Time website.Here are our five favourite quotes from the interview:
Top Five Things WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Told ‘Time’ Magazine
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Scotland Yard Knows Where You Are, Julian Assange

[credit provider=”AP”] Scotland Yard, the headquarters for London’s police force, knows the whereabouts of Interpol wanted WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange, according to the Independent (via Sky).And yes, he’s still in the UK.
Scotland Yard Knows Where You Are, Julian Assange
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John McCain Slams NYT For Publishing WikiLeaks Documents

In an interview with Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, Senator John McCain blames the New York Times for the spiraling WikiLeaks dump controversy, saying that the Times “degree of respectability” should have made it think twice about publishing the cache of leaked documents. 
John McCain Slams NYT For Publishing WikiLeaks Documents
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REMINDER: Here Are The “Sex Crimes” Interpol Wants Julian Assange Arrested For

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_full.jpg”] It was initially assumed, when the molestation and rape charges were filed in Sweden against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a couple months back, that they were a political hit job–an attempt to silence him for publishing stuff that powerful people don’t want to see published.Then the stories […]
REMINDER: Here Are The “Sex Crimes” Interpol Wants Julian Assange Arrested For
Markets

Here’s What The Big WikiLeaks Bank Data Dump Means For Markets

I’m going to mostly ignore the bulk of the political/military/etc data dump from WikiLeaks this week and instead focus on what Julian Assange claims is their next leak, oodles of information about one of the big U.S. banks that will paint the firm in a less-than-ideal colour. Regardless of which […]
Here’s What The Big WikiLeaks Bank Data Dump Means For Markets
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5 Things You Need To Know Today

Sir Richard Branson unveils the iPad-only mag Project, the Kardashians are leaving the credit card industry, and Obama finally meets with the enemy camp.
5 Things You Need To Know Today
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THE NEXT WIKILEAKS WILL BE ABOUT A MAJOR BANK

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_full.jpg”] The next Wikileaks will be about a major U.S. Bank.Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Forbes that early next year, a major U.S. bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out.
THE NEXT WIKILEAKS WILL BE ABOUT A MAJOR BANK
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Wikileaks Docs Reveal Secret Scheme To Wean China Off Of Iranian Oil Supply

[credit provider=”flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamshots/515002010/sizes/o/”] Very interesting nugget from the WikiLeaks dump showing how the world of economics, security, and energy collide.Specifically, the documents reveal a plan, hatched by the US, whereby Saudi Arabia would guarantee China ongoing supply of oil in exchange for China weaning itself off Iran.
Wikileaks Docs Reveal Secret Scheme To Wean China Off Of Iranian Oil Supply
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