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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'