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2011-01-31 09:00:00

In an interview with the CBS News television program 60 Minutes on Sunday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied that his website was working to sabotage the US government and compared the work that he and his colleagues do to that of the nation's founding fathers. Speaking with 60 Minutes Correspondent Steve Kroft while under house arrest in Great Britain, the 39-year-old Assange said that the American government "does not have the technology" to take Wikileaks down, but added that he and...

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2011-01-28 13:15:00

A former spokesman for controversial site WikiLeaks launched a rival site on Friday, saying that he plans to give whistleblowers more control over the secrets they spill. Daniel Domscheit-Berg said that OpenLeaks will allow sources to choose specifically who they want to submit documents to anonymously, such as to a particular news outlet. "We'd like to work with media outlets that have an interest in informing the public," he told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum...

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2011-01-28 09:15:00

Five men were arrested by authorities in the UK on Thursday in connection with the 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks launched by a group claiming to act in defense of the controversial file sharing website Wikileaks, multiple news agencies are reporting. In a statement cited by AFP reporters, London police confirmed that "five males aged 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26" tied to the online organization known as Anonymous "are being held after a series of coordinated arrests at residential...

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2011-01-19 05:55:00

An internal U.S. government investigation has determined that the mass leak of documents to the Wikileaks website caused limited damage to U.S. interests abroad, despite the Obama administration's public statements to the contrary. A congressional official said the administration felt compelled to say publicly that the revelations had seriously damaged American interests in order to bolster legal efforts to shut down the Wikileaks website and bring charges against the leakers. "I think they...

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2011-01-17 09:56:33

A former bank executive, who says he wanted to expose tax evasion by some of the world's richest and most famous people, has handed over two CDs worth of documents to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for publication on the controversial website. Rudolf Elmer, a former executive at Julius Baer Bank, gave the CDs to Assange during a press conference at London's Frontline Club, on Monday, according to reports by the UK newspaper The Independent. BBC News said that Elmer, who was fired by the...

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2011-01-14 06:00:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in comments published on Thursday, has attacked China calling it the "technological enemy" of the whistleblower website because of its aggressive Internet censorship. China, with its wide-reaching Internet censorship system commonly referred to as the "Great Firewall of China," is the site's most feared enemy in cyberspace, Assange told Britain's new Statesman magazine. Although, Assange, who has enraged the United States with his site's release of leaked...

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2011-01-13 14:01:55

A new study released this week states that web filters are not 100 percent foolproof against harmful sites. According to the study, released by the European Commission on Thursday, a solid 84 percent of programs restrict access to websites like porn pages. However, they still leave a 20 percent chance for sites with content unsuitable for children to escape the filters. The study also found that few Internet filters can block "Web 2.0" content including blogs, forums and social networking...

2011-01-12 15:05:00

MONTREAL/>, Jan. 12/> /PRNewswire/ - KRMC dba Cogito Media Group (OTCBB: KRMC.OB) will be releasing the first-to-be announced unauthorized biography in Spring 2011 of the most talked about man in the world: Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Authors Sophie Radermecker and Valerie Guichaoua will provide audiences around the world with exclusive, never-before-revealed findings from an in-depth investigation of Julian Assange, of the WikiLeaks organization and of their highly...

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2011-01-11 09:10:00

WikiLeaks will begin publishing confidential US government information, including embassy cables, more frequently, according to comments made by the website's founder on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters outside of a London courthouse, where he and his legal team were appearing for a procedural hearing regarding his possible extradition to Sweden to face sex crime charges, 39-year-old Julian Assange vowed that he and his team were "stepping up" their publishing schedule, and that they would be...

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2011-01-10 07:49:06

The North Atlantic nation of Iceland has formally asked the American Ambassador to Iceland, Luis E. Arreaga, to answer questions as to why US investigators are attempting to access the private details of the online activity of an Icelandic lawmaker. Building a case against Wikileaks by the US Justice Department, a court order was obtained to examine records and data posted on Twitter Inc. by Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir who sits on the country's Foreign Affairs Committee....