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Courthouse on a Rainy Day
2011-12-05 10:06:57

Julian Assange today won the right to ask Britain´s Supreme Court to hear his case, prolonging his stay in Britain, where he has been living since his arrest in December, 2010. Assange has been fighting extradition and denies any wrongdoing. Swedish authorities want to question the 40-year-old Wikileaks founder over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks volunteers in August of last year. Two High Court judges ruled Monday that Assange could...

Assange Claims Existence of Global Mobile Device Spy Network
2011-12-02 09:22:02

A new project launched by Wikileaks will reveal evidence of a global surveillance network that allows governments to spy on their citizens through their smartphones and other mobile devices, website founder Julian Assange told reporters Thursday. According to the Mirror, Assange has said that he has obtained evidence that companies are selling information that they have gathered by monitoring mobile phones and computers. In fact, he claims that over 150 different organizations worldwide...

WikiLeaks Founder Says Site Is Running Out Of Money
2011-10-24 12:43:43

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that the site will have to stop publishing secret cables if it is unable to end a financial "blockade" by companies like Visa and Mastercard. He said that WikiLeaks would need $3.5 million over the next year to continue to operate. The financial institutions stopped processing donations for WikiLeaks in December 2010 after the site released tens of thousands of confidential U.S. government cables. "If WikiLeaks does not find a way to...

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2011-08-26 08:27:16

  Wikileaks on Thursday said it was releasing tens of thousands of US diplomatic cables that appear to be from a cache of more than 250,000 State Department reports leaked to the group, of which many are still classified. Wikileaks began releasing the documents in smaller batches last year, but has now unleashed them all to the public. Several news firms, including Reuters, have had complete sets of the cables for months, but many of these news agencies have only published cables...

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2011-08-23 11:35:27

  Former Wikileaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg has permanently deleted some 3500 unpublished documents previously leaked to the whistleblower site, including the complete U.S. no-fly list, five gigabytes of data from Bank of America and information about several neo-Nazi groups. Domscheit-Berg, who worked as a volunteer spokesman for Wikileaks last year, left the organization in late 2010 after a high profile falling out with founder Julian Assange. He revealed the document...

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2011-07-12 06:10:00

Senior figures of the hackers' collective Anonymous have threatened an attack to the Metropolitan police's computer systems and those controlled by the UK judicial system, warning that Tuesday will be the "biggest day in Anonymous's history," reports the Guardian. The collective seeks to express its anger over News International's phone hacking and the threatened extradition of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder. Sabu, a senior figure within the collective who founded the spin-off group...

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2011-03-16 08:25:00

In a rare public speaking appearance, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told students at Cambridge University that he believed the Internet was "the greatest spying machine the world has ever seen" and that it could be, in AFP's words, "an obstacle to free speech." The 39-year-old Assange "acknowledged that the web could allow greater government transparency and better co-operation between activists," Guardian reporter Patrick Kingsley wrote on Tuesday, "but said it gave authorities their best...

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2011-02-24 08:55:00

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual misconduct, a British court judge ruled on Thursday. In his ruling, Judge Howard Riddle declared that the charges being brought against the 39-year-old Assange by two women were extraditable offenses, and that a warrant issued by Swedish law enforcement personnel was valid. According to Michael Holden of Reuters, "Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange about allegations of sexual...

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2011-02-15 11:51:49

On Tuesday, a federal judge was to hear arguments on a court order directing microblogging site Twitter to hand over information on users connected to Wikileaks in a case pitting privacy advocates against federal prosecutors. The court order was handed down in December, but unsealed February 9 in order to allow users of the social networking site to have an opportunity to appeal the decisions. "This is an outrageous attack by the Obama administration on the privacy and free speech rights of...


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