Latest Wikileaks Stories

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 18:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from U.S. Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=86c4bb0d-7600-460c-979b-41a29030d060&lr=ls Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Remarks on Wikileaks. Available content includes sound bite. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and streaming-quality video and multimedia content directly to media around the world, 24/7. More than 25,000 media outlets...

2010-12-06 06:10:23

Experts say that it will take several more years for the government to fully install high-tech systems to block cyber-attacks, which is a drawn-out timeline that enables criminals to become better at stealing sensitive data. Experts suggest that technology already may be passing Department of Homeland Security moves to secure approximately 2,400 network connections used every day by millions of federal workers around the globe. The department that is responsible for securing government...

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...

2010-12-05 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...

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...

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...

2010-12-01 21:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from U.S. Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=d33fcaf9-228a-4e4a-873c-ffdddecc35a9&lr=ls U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs PJ Crowley addresses the release and impact of Wikileaks and reaffirms U.S. diplomatic commitment to work with other nationals to resolve global challenges, during a briefing at the Foreign Press Center in Washington...

2010-11-30 14:30:00

GAINESVILLE, Ga., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The WikiLeaks controversy will prove to be the first minor skirmish of an epic battle over unregulated Internet and relinquished freedoms, according to a free report now available from The Socionomics Institute. Researchers at the Georgia-based think tank observe that social polarization and conflict increase during financial bear markets. Their research shows that the WikiLeaks releases are expressions of the rising anger and opposition that...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
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  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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