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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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2010-12-08 09:40:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was jailed on Tuesday, prompting the website to publish a new set of documents as advocates of Assange's work claimed responsibility for a series of cyberattacks against former WikiLeaks partner MasterCard. The 39-year-old Assange, who surrendered to police in the UK on Tuesday, was remanded to custody pending a hearing next week regarding possible extradition to Sweden. According to Raphael G. Satter of the Associated Press (AP), the WikiLeaks founder faces...

2010-12-07 17:52:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Who Moderator: Paul Jay, Senior Editor, The Real News Network Panelists: -- Tim Bray, Co-Inventor of XML and Former Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems --Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer, ThoughtWorks, Inc. --Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Adjunct Professor of...

2010-12-07 13:47:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory at Panda Security, Anonymous, the cyber-group responsible for launching a series of attacks against copyright societies worldwide last October, is now performing further attacks in defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Anonymous has circulated a statement indicating that it has no affiliation with WikiLeaks or its founder, but shows its full support of Assange, as "we fight for the...

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2010-12-07 06:45:00

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder whose website has gained notoriety in recent months for publishing classified diplomatic and military documents, has been arrested in London, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting. According to the AP's Raphael G. Satter, the 39-year-old Assange surrendered to police on Tuesday in connection with rape, sexual molestation, and unlawful coercion charges he faces in Sweden. He denies the allegations, which his British attorney Mark Stephens told Satter...

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2010-12-06 05:35:00

As Washington continued to turn up the heat on Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange over the weekend, the confidential information distributed by the website remained available through mirror sites and torrent peer-to-peer sharing programs, the AFP reported Sunday. After losing the support of many of its partners in the United States, including website host Amazon.com and content distributor Tableau Software, and becoming the target of numerous cyberattacks late last week, Wikileaks "has...

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2010-12-05 06:35:00

Online payment service provider PayPal said Friday that it had "permanently restricted" the account used by WikiLeaks to collect online donations, saying the whistleblower Web site is engaged in illegal activity. "PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We've...

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2010-12-03 09:00:00

The fallout from Wikileaks' decision to post over a quarter of a million US government cables this past weekend continued on Thursday, as the website began to be the target of hackers and its actions prompted the introduction of a new Senate bill that would make it illegal to publish the names of military and intelligence agency informants. The legislation, which was written by Senators John Ensign, Scott Brown, and Joseph Lieberman, would amend the existing US Espionage Act and is being...

2010-12-02 12:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the non-profit organization Antiwar.com initiated a boycott of the major online retailer Amazon.com. The announcement came after Amazon abruptly removed the cloud servers used by WikiLeaks, caving under pressure from Sen. Joe Lieberman. The decision left the site down for several hours on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, it seems Amazon gave no notice to WikiLeaks," said Eric Garris, founder of Antiwar.com, a non-profit...

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2010-12-02 07:30:00

After criticism from congressional staff, Amazon decided to boot Wikileaks from its servers, forcing the whistleblower website to use Web-hosting services in Europe, Wikileaks said Wednesday. According to the Associated Press (AP),  Senator Joe Lieberman said Amazon was questioned about its relationship with Wikileaks, which led to the online retail company cutting its ties with the whistleblower website. Wikileaks confirmed the ousting hours after AP reported that Amazon's servers had...


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