Latest Julian Assange Stories

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 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 05:55:00

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...

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...

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...

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...

2010-11-30 09:15:21

The controversial founder of Wikileaks has announced that his website's next target will be a major U.S. bank, while government officials in Ecuador have offered him a safe haven in the face of ongoing and possible future legal issues. In an interview with Forbes magazine published on Monday, Julian Assange said that he would leak documents that could "take down a bank or two" and would focus on an existing "big US bank" sometime in early 2011. He called the information "a megaleak"¦...

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