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2011-01-09 08:07:11

The federal government's investigation into WikiLeaks intensified after a federal judge approved a subpoena to Twitter ordering the popular messaging service to provide investigators all the data they have on five WikiLeaks activists.The move is further evidence of the Obama administration's determination to build a criminal case against WikiLeaks.The subpoena, ordered by a U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, demands that Twitter disclose details about the accounts of WikiLeaks...

2011-01-04 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new BBC World News America/Harris Poll finds that Americans are divided, with no consensus, as to how much freedom the media should have to publish confidential government documents. However, a sizable 69% to 18% of all adults agree that "publishing these documents could pose a security threat to the United States and therefore should be illegal." At the same time a 48% to 40% plurality believes that "the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment...gives...

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2011-01-03 11:15:00

On Monday, Germany's aerospace center denied that it is working with the U.S. on a $270 million high-tech secret spy program. According to documents released by Wikileaks, Germany joined a partnership with the U.S. to create a satellite spying program that was presented as a commercial enterprise, but is actually run by the Germany intelligence service and the German Aerospace Center, DLR. German Aerospace Center spokesman Andreas Schuetz said the project, which would require a...

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2010-12-29 10:35:00

Many people consider Wikileaks to be the 2010 version of Napster, saying it is a moment in the "evolution of how technology changes," according to a recent report by the AFP news agency. Andrew Rasiej, co-founder of technology and politics blog techPresident.com, told AFP that he sees Wikileaks as a "Napster moment in the evolution of how technology changes the relationship between people and their governments." Wikileaks has released hundreds of thousands of secure U.S. documents about the...

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2010-12-25 06:26:50

According to a list published this week by a Chinese Wikipedia-style website, "Microblog" and "Wikileaks" were among the 10 hottest terms on the Internet in China this year. The website said Thursday that web users searched the definition of the term "microblog" over three million times on Hudong.com this year, while they sought out the meaning of "Wikileaks" nearly 800,000 times. Hudong.com asked Internet surfers to vote on the most popular terms of the web and "microblog" and "Wikileaks"...

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2010-12-21 14:12:14

An official app for iPhone and iPad that allowed readers to view Wikileaks site content and follow the Wikileaks Twitter account on the go has been removed from the Apple app store earlier today. From the Wikileaks App description: "The Wikileaks app gives instant access to the world's most documented leakage of top secret memos and other confidential government documents." "Apps must comply with all local laws," Trudy Muller told the AFP news agency. Muller, an Apple spokeswoman says, "We...

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2010-12-19 07:55:00

Bank of America joined several other major financial institutions as it stopped handling payments for WikiLeaks. The bank said it acted because "WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments".WikiLeaks urged its supporters to stop doing business with Bank of America in response, which is one of the world's largest banks. MasterCard, PayPal and other companies cut off WikiLeaks payments as well. The financial institutions acted...

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2010-12-17 06:15:00

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was released on bail from a British jail on Thursday, following an anxious scramble to obtain the money and signatures needed to set him free. The 39-year-old Australian, who had surrendered to British authorities on Dec. 7, proclaimed his innocence and vowed to continue his work in exposing official secrets. Assange will now be confined to a supporter's 600-acre estate, and will have to observe a curfew, wear an electronic tag and report in person to police...

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2010-12-16 06:22:28

The United States Air Force has blocked its workforce from visiting and viewing 25 media websites that published secret documents released by Wikileaks, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday. The move means that all computers used by Air Force employees would not be allowed to access the news sites, including the New York Times, The Guardian, and others that have posted the cables online, spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan told AFP. The decision by the 24th Air Force -- responsible for cyber...

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2010-12-14 13:15:00

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail on Tuesday by a British judge, but he remained in custody pending a possible appeal. Swedish authorities were given two hours to launch an appeal and their lawyer, Gemma Lindfield, said she probably would. The 39-year-old Australian has been held in a London prison for a week after surrendering to Scotland Yard due to a Swedish arrest warrant in a sex-crimes investigation.  His lawyer says that he plans to fight extradition. District...