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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...

2010-12-14 09:22:00

AMSTERDAM, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Only days after the arrest of Julian Assange and media talks about the phenomenon WikiLeaks and its editor in chief, the first WikiLeaks video game popped up. WikiLeaks: The Game allows players to control Julian Assange trying to sneak his way through the White House. It attracted a million players during the first days after release. Sebastiaan Moeys, producer of the game, shares his surprise about the popularity of the game: "We...

2010-12-14 06:55:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Appinions Inc., a New York-based software company, is offering organizations access to its novel W3 application that automatically extracts who is saying what about whom in WikiLeaks documents. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/NY17009LOGO ) Appinions W3(TM) extracts and summarizes opinions from vast volumes of data to give immediate insight into what people and organizations were saying, thinking and feeling about specific issues...

2010-12-14 03:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as sensitive government emails revealed by Wikileaks' Julian Assange has damaged foreign relations, prosecutors will be conducting sophisticated worldwide computer forensic examinations of his internal emails designed to find the smoking gun. "They're looking for any electronic communications that proves his intent to do harm and who else was involved," says Mark McLaughlin, President of Computer Forensics International. Today, nearly...

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2010-12-13 11:30:00

The former deputy of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is planning on opening a rival site that he says will be more transparent than the original. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former number two at Wikileaks, said the "Openleaks" site has no content on it at the moment apart from a logo and message that says "Coming Soon!" He declined to go into details during an interview with the OWNI technology website of his dispute with Wikileaks, but suggested it had strayed from its mission. "In these...

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2010-12-11 08:45:00

Along with attacks from outside sources, Wikileaks now has discord from within, as former staff members have branched off to form their own whistleblower platform -- OpenLeaks -- which is expected to launch Monday. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on the launch, using information from an unnamed source. "Our long term goal is to build a strong, transparent platform to support whistleblowers "” both in terms of technology and politics "” while at the same time...

2010-12-10 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Antiwar.com launched wikileaks.antiwar.com, a new site designed to direct any user to the best WikiLeaks mirror site in his or her area. "Since the shutdown of the main site WikiLeaks.org, thousands of mirror sites have been established to maintain access to the important documents that WikiLeaks has made available," said Antiwar.com founder Eric Garris. "However, each mirror is run separately, and may not always be accessible or...

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2010-12-10 05:55:00

As rumors surfaced Thursday night that Facebook and Twitter could be the next targets of the Wikileaks-motivated team of hackers, officials from the US government vowed to investigate the attacks that had already briefly shut down MasterCard, Visa and PayPal affiliated websites. The two social networking sites began closing accounts tied to the group 'Anonymous' on Thursday, said Jolie O'Dell of Mashable in a report written for CNN.com. Facebook was the first to act, terminating the unit's...

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2010-12-09 08:40:00

After shutting down the websites of credit card giants Visa and Mastercard for parts of Wednesday, a group of hackers claiming to support Wikileaks vowed to continue the cyber attacks against companies who have broken ties with the website and founder Julian Assange. According to Barbara Ortutay of the Associated Press (AP), MasterCard's website was targeted early Wednesday morning and was operational by mid-afternoon, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Visa's corporate website was inaccessible...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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