Latest Bank Julius Baer vs. Wikileaks lawsuit Stories

WikiLeaks Failure Suggests Need For Radical Transparency
2012-03-24 06:51:55

Enid Burns for Redorbit.com It's possible that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks didn't live up to what they hoped to accomplish, yet accusations from the government came with more force than necessary. Those are conclusions discussed in "WikiLeaks: The illusion of transparency," an article in the International Review of Administrative Sciences," published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The article, written by Alasdair Roberts...

Wikileaks Succumbs To Cyber Attack After Releasing More Cables
2011-08-31 09:22:38

  The Wikileaks website crashed on Tuesday after the site published thousands more secret U.S. diplomatic cables. The site released over 130,000 confidential U.S. cables, many of which did not remove the names of sources. The group denied that any sources were exposed or that there were any mistakes in the data release. It said in a statement on its website that its latest release contained 133,887 cables sent from U.S. embassies around the world to the state department....

2011-08-26 08:27:16

  Wikileaks on Thursday said it was releasing tens of thousands of US diplomatic cables that appear to be from a cache of more than 250,000 State Department reports leaked to the group, of which many are still classified. Wikileaks began releasing the documents in smaller batches last year, but has now unleashed them all to the public. Several news firms, including Reuters, have had complete sets of the cables for months, but many of these news agencies have only published cables...

2008-06-21 03:00:09

By Malone, Alanna Media lawyers hope the initial injunction to disable an entire Web site serves as an example of what not to do with online speech. News organizations and free speech advocacy groups breathed a sigh of relief in late February when a federal judge backed away from an earlier attempt to unplug a whistle-blower Web site. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White's initial Feb. 15 order to shut down Wikileaks, a Web site that posts leaked materials online, sent a shock wave...

2008-03-06 08:35:00

Switzerland's Bank Julius Baer dropped its lawsuit against the Web site Wikileaks.org Wednesday, just days after U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White reversed his order to shut down the rebel Web site for posting classified bank documents. The bank didn't provide a reason for their decision, and said they reserved the right to re-file at a later date.   A report by Associated Press said the bank's attorney William Briggs did not return a phone call seeking comment. Judge White had...

2008-03-01 13:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge who shuttered the renegade Web site Wikileaks.org reversed the decision Friday and allowed the site to re-open in the United States. In mid-February, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White issued an injunction against Wikileaks after the Zurich-based Bank Julius Baer accused the site of posting sensitive account information stolen by a disgruntled former employee. White set off storms of protest among free-speech advocates and news media organizations when he...

2008-02-28 14:35:00

A Swiss bank seeking legal action to shut down the Web site Wikileaks for posting classified documents is experiencing a backlash of unintended consequences.    Last month, documents from bank Julius Baer containing information about several of its wealthy clients were posted to the Wikileaks.org Web site. One of the clients was San Diego venture capitalist Jonathan Lampitt. Mr. Lampitt's lawyer, Jim Ellis, said he received a call from a Julius Baer executive warning him of the...

2008-02-18 17:20:00

A California court has ruled that a popular whistle-blower Web site that allowed users to anonymously post official government and corporate documents online must now be taken down.The Web site, Wikileaks.org, was disconnected Friday night following the ruling in a case brought by lawyers working for the Swiss banking group Julius Baer.  The dispute concerned several documents posted on the Wikileaks that allegedly revealed that the bank was involved with money laundering and tax...

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