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2011-01-04 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new BBC World News America/Harris Poll finds that Americans are divided, with no consensus, as to how much freedom the media should have to publish confidential government documents. However, a sizable 69% to 18% of all adults agree that "publishing these documents could pose a security threat to the United States and therefore should be illegal." At the same time a 48% to 40% plurality believes that "the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment...gives...

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2011-01-03 11:15:00

On Monday, Germany's aerospace center denied that it is working with the U.S. on a $270 million high-tech secret spy program. According to documents released by Wikileaks, Germany joined a partnership with the U.S. to create a satellite spying program that was presented as a commercial enterprise, but is actually run by the Germany intelligence service and the German Aerospace Center, DLR. German Aerospace Center spokesman Andreas Schuetz said the project, which would require a...

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2011-01-01 05:55:33

Federal investigators have seized servers that they believe launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against PayPal earlier in December. An affidavit posted by the Smoking Gun contains testimony by federal agents convinced that systems at Texas hosting firm Tailor Made Services are likely to contain clues in the hunt for hacktivists who launched a DDoS attack against PayPal in response to its decision to freeze an account used by WikiLeaks. Volunteers were encouraged by...

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2010-12-29 10:35:00

Many people consider Wikileaks to be the 2010 version of Napster, saying it is a moment in the "evolution of how technology changes," according to a recent report by the AFP news agency. Andrew Rasiej, co-founder of technology and politics blog techPresident.com, told AFP that he sees Wikileaks as a "Napster moment in the evolution of how technology changes the relationship between people and their governments." Wikileaks has released hundreds of thousands of secure U.S. documents about the...

2010-12-28 15:39:00

ADL says Latest 'Big Lie' is Taking Root Among Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theorists NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The unauthorized publication of thousands of pages of classified U.S. diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks organization has had a serious unintended consequence: the proliferation of anti-Israel conspiracy theories claiming that Israel and the "Israel lobby" played a secret role in the documents' release. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said the WikiLeaks...

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2010-12-25 06:26:50

According to a list published this week by a Chinese Wikipedia-style website, "Microblog" and "Wikileaks" were among the 10 hottest terms on the Internet in China this year. The website said Thursday that web users searched the definition of the term "microblog" over three million times on Hudong.com this year, while they sought out the meaning of "Wikileaks" nearly 800,000 times. Hudong.com asked Internet surfers to vote on the most popular terms of the web and "microblog" and "Wikileaks"...

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2010-12-21 14:12:14

An official app for iPhone and iPad that allowed readers to view Wikileaks site content and follow the Wikileaks Twitter account on the go has been removed from the Apple app store earlier today. From the Wikileaks App description: "The Wikileaks app gives instant access to the world's most documented leakage of top secret memos and other confidential government documents." "Apps must comply with all local laws," Trudy Muller told the AFP news agency. Muller, an Apple spokeswoman says, "We...

2010-12-21 00:01:47

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) hosted a free webinar to educate professionals on solutions available to help protect against internal security leaks, and shared strategies to avoid a WikiLeaks-type disaster. Recent events surrounding the unauthorized release of government information has shown that businessess must begin to pay greater attention to internal risks and use document-specific security solutions. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 Inspired by the most recent...

2010-12-21 00:01:46

The NIST-patented "Role-based Workflow" provides order-of-magnitude improvements in patient privacy for post-Wikileaks EHR software systems Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 The unfolding of the WikiLeaks saga, in which a quarter-million State Department documents were leaked, has clearly demonstrated just how serious privacy breaches can be for the individuals and organizations involved. Virtual Global -- a foremost provider of cloud-based platforms "“ has released Role-based...

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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...