Latest Wikileaks Stories

2010-10-16 07:59:10

As whistleblower website WikiLeaks gets ready to release some 400,000 secret military documents, the Pentagon said Friday it was scouring through an Iraqi War database preparing for potential fallout from such a release of information.The substantial release would dwarf the website's publication of 77,000 classified military documents in July on the Afghanistan War. The documents released then contained names of Afghan informants and other details from intelligence reports. WikiLeaks also...

2010-09-11 08:15:00

NATO's secretary general warned Friday that the release of a huge collection of classified Afghan war documents by Wikileaks could endanger the safety of international and Afghan troops.Wikileaks released about 77,000 US military documents on the war in July and plans to release about 15,000 more despite warnings that it might place informants and other named individuals at risk.Wikileaks published the material with the collaborative efforts of the New York Times, Britain's Guardian and Der...

2010-09-09 09:35:00

An anti-piracy raid across 13 European countries Tuesday evening resulted in 10 arrests and the seizure of more than four dozen servers used to illegally distribute movies and TV programs online. Belgian police told AP and AFP reporters Wednesday that the coordinated operation, which also involved authorities from the Netherlands, France, Britain, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary, led to the shutting down of 49 servers used by four different...

2010-08-23 06:30:00

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, said he believes the Pentagon could be behind the rape allegation against him that has already been dropped by Swedish authorities. Assange's website has fallen under criticism from Washington over the publication of secret Afghan war documents. The Aftonbladet newspaper quoted Assange as saying that he did not know who was "hiding behind" the rape claim, which prompted prosecutors to issue a warrant for his arrest on Friday. "But we have been warned that...

2010-08-18 06:25:00

The Swedish Pirate Party has signed an agreement to host several WikiLeaks servers in a move to protect the Web site from pressure over its release of roughly 76,000 classified documents related to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, the party said on Tuesday. The move will also aim to strengthen WikiLeaks' ability to disclose potentially controversial content in the future, said the party, which works toward promoting greater Internet freedom. Indeed, WikiLeaks is set to release an additional...

2010-08-14 06:05:00

WikiLeaks, a site that publishes submissions and leaks from anonymous parties, has gotten more pressure from the Pentagon not to release new ocuments on the war in Afghanistan, saying they posed even greater risks than previously released files. "We still are hopeful that WikiLeaks will not publish those documents," said Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan. "We are concerned that the additional documents that they have may cause even greater risks than the ones they released previously."...

2010-08-08 17:23:19

A Swedish Internet company said Friday that it has been helping WikiLeaks since 2008 by hosting its servers at a secret basement location in a Stockholm suburb. Mikael Viborg, the 27-year-old head of the PRQ Internet hosting company, told AFP that WikiLeaks "contacted us through a third party in Sweden a few years ago and ... their traffic goes through us." He said, "we have no control over what WikiLeaks publishes. We don't have any contact with them ... We have never talked with (WikiLeaks...

2010-07-26 15:55:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the publication of more than 90,000 secret military documents by a Web site, the leader of The American Legion called upon Justice Department officials to vigorously prosecute any American who knowingly leaks classified information. "As the old saying goes 'loose lips sink ships,' but today's sad reality is that the Worldwide Web can lead to worldwide mayhem if certain Web sites do not practice better discretion," said The...

2010-02-01 12:40:00

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has temporarily shut down due to financial difficulties, according to BBC News. "To concentrate on raising the funds necessary to keep us alive into 2010, we have reluctantly suspended all other operations, but will be back soon," says a post on the website. It's running costs, including staff payments, total $600,000, but so far this year it has raised just $130,000. WikiLeaks is a non-profit website and does not accept money from the government. They rely on...

2009-11-26 07:15:00

Whistleblower website Wikileaks recently posted thousands of pager messages sent on September 11, 2001. Wikileaks posted over half a million text messages during the 24-hour period when hijacked airliners caused the deaths of 3,000 people. "The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time," Wikileaks said. "We hope that its revelation will lead to a more nuanced understanding of the event and its tragic consequences." The texts include some from the New York...

Word of the Day
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.