Latest Internet censorship Stories

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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