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UK Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Extradite WikiLeaks Founder
2012-05-30 12:46:41

Britain´s highest court upheld a Swedish request today to extradite Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. This is the latest move in Assange´s legal struggle and possibly one of the last, as he is running out of options with which to maneuver. UK´s Supreme Court made their ruling by a 5 to 2 majority to extradite Assange to Sweden. The Australian-born WikiLeaks founder has been fighting his extradition to Sweden in the British courts since he was arrested in the UK in...

WikiLeaks Failure Suggests Need For Radical Transparency
2012-03-24 06:51:55

Enid Burns for Redorbit.com It's possible that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks didn't live up to what they hoped to accomplish, yet accusations from the government came with more force than necessary. Those are conclusions discussed in "WikiLeaks: The illusion of transparency," an article in the International Review of Administrative Sciences," published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The article, written by Alasdair Roberts...

2012-03-20 16:52:47

Could technology give us a more open and more secure government? There is an increasing need for stronger accountability of government and thus greater demands on transparency of the diplomatic and national security apparatus. However, despite the advent of WikiLeaks, which purports to expose cover-ups, exploitation and corruption by making the evidence publicly available, there are still many political and bureaucratic obstacles to overcome on the road to more open government. Writing...

Anonymous Takes Down Vatican Website
2012-03-08 12:36:03

The notorious hacking group Anonymous took down several Vatican websites on Wednesday, calling the Catholic Church "corrupt." The group took down www.vatican.va, as well as several Vatican-related sites including that of its newspaper. The hackers said it decided to take down the sites in "response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic concepts that your for-profit organization spreads around the world." "This attack is not against the Christian religion...

Stratfor Documents Published To Wikileaks
2012-02-27 09:50:57

Wikileaks, the whistelblowing website responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of top secret government cables and documents over the past few years, is now publishing more than 5 million confidential emails from a US-based intelligence agency known as the “Shadow CIA.” The messages, from intelligence firm Stratfor, date from between July 2004 and December 2011, and reveal Stratfor´s  “web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and...

Wikileaks Whistleblower Defers Plea
2012-02-24 14:03:25

The U.S. Army intelligence analyst who helped WikiLeaks gain notoriety by leaking thousands of classified documents to the whistleblowing site deferred his plea during a military court arraignment on Thursday. Bradley Manning was formally charged with 22 counts, including aiding the enemy, wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the Internet, and theft of public property. In December, the prosecutors at a hearing in Fort Meade presented excerpts from online chats found on...

Anonymous Calls NSA Chief’s Claims 'Fear-Mongering'
2012-02-23 05:15:56

The infamous international hacker organization Anonymous has countered the recent remarks of US National Security Agency (NSA) chief Keith Alexander who claimed that the group would soon be able to cause mass power outages. In a snarky Twitter post, Anonymous turned the table on General Alexander writing: “Why would Anons shut off a power grid? There are ppl on life support/other vital services that rely on it. Try again NSA.” The group also went on to accuse the security...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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