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Wikileaks Whistleblower Defers Plea
2012-02-24 14:03:25

The U.S. Army intelligence analyst who helped WikiLeaks gain notoriety by leaking thousands of classified documents to the whistleblowing site deferred his plea during a military court arraignment on Thursday. Bradley Manning was formally charged with 22 counts, including aiding the enemy, wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the Internet, and theft of public property. In December, the prosecutors at a hearing in Fort Meade presented excerpts from online chats found on...

Julian Assange Launching New Television Show
2012-01-24 12:19:02

Julian Assange, founder of whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks, said he is creating a new controversial television talk show built around the theme of "the world tomorrow" where will challenge the show's guests on their vision of world affairs and "their ideas on how to secure a brighter future." Although guests have not been disclosed yet, Assange promised controversy in picking who appears on the show. WikiLeaks released a statement on Monday that said the show would feature "controversial...

SOPA, PIPA Shelved Following Online Protests
2012-01-21 05:35:46

Following widespread protests and blackouts of multiple popular websites, Congress on Friday indefinitely postponed legislation intended to combat the online piracy of movies, music and other copyrighted content. In what Associated Press (AP) writer Jim Abrams called "a clear victory for Silicon Valley over Hollywood," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to Twitter to announce that a procedural vote on the Protect IP Act (PIPA), which had reportedly been scheduled for next week, was...

2012-01-18 19:20:00

Interact Marketing will be among the companies including Wikipedia and Google on January 18th publicly displaying protest of the proposed SOPA and PIPA acts on their website. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Interact Marketing will be among the companies including Wikipedia and Google on January 18th publicly displaying protest of the proposed SOPA and PIPA acts on their website. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) are currently sitting in Congress. SOPA was...

Court Marshal Recommended For Wikileaks Informant Manning
2012-01-14 05:16:13

A U.S. military tribunal has recommended that Pfc. Bradley Manning face a court-martial for charges that he allegedly leaked classified information to Wikileaks. According to the Associated Press (AP), the Army officer in charge of the tribunal, Lt. Col. Paul Almanza, recommended that Manning face trial on all 22 counts, including aiding the enemy. Almanza's report was sent to Col. Carl Coffman. Coffman, garrison commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Washington, is the man...

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2011-12-30 07:20:41

Members of the hacking collective Anonymous announced this week that they had breached the database of a military supply Web site earlier this month, reportedly obtaining 14,000 passwords and the credit card information of nearly 8,000 customers in the process. According to a Thursday article by Chloe Albanesius of PCMag, Anonymous targeted the website, SpecialForces.com, "their customer base is comprised primarily of military and law enforcement affiliated individuals, who have for too...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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