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2011-03-09 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The effects of WikiLeaks disclosures of classified data and Obama administration policies on the cause of freedom of information will be top questions at the National Freedom of Information Day Conference, Wednesday, March 16. The 13th annual conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. To view the agenda click here. There is no charge to attend, but...

2011-03-09 08:00:00

 A request for an investigation into a hacker group's reported cyber threat against a military base being used to hold a US soldier suspected of leaking secret documents to Wikileaks was made by the Pentagon on Tuesday. Colonel David Lapan, spokesman for the Pentagon, said the investigation was called for after news surfaced that a hacker group called Anonymous sought to disrupt online activities at the Quantico, Virginia base where Private Bradley Manning is being held. He said the...

2011-03-03 08:20:00

A former military intelligence agent could be facing the death penalty after the US Army announced he would be facing 22 additional charges in connection to his alleged leaking of classified documents to the Wikileaks website, various media outlets are reporting. PFC Bradley Manning, who previously had been brought up on a dozen counts of leaking classified information and computer fraud, now faces a new round of accusations, including those of "aiding the enemy" by "knowingly" giving...

2011-02-24 15:12:00

MONTREAL, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ - KRMC dba Cogito Media Group (OTCBB: KRMC.OB) is proud to introduce a diversified catalogue of books for spring and summer release. "We will be releasing over a dozen new books in the U.S., Canada and France. These titles demonstrate our unique capacity as a multilingual publishing house to distribute authors internationally in both print and digital form," said Pierre Turgeon KRMC-Cogito CEO. KRMC-Cogito's 2011 catalog offers compelling genre...

2011-02-24 08:55:00

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual misconduct, a British court judge ruled on Thursday. In his ruling, Judge Howard Riddle declared that the charges being brought against the 39-year-old Assange by two women were extraditable offenses, and that a warrant issued by Swedish law enforcement personnel was valid. According to Michael Holden of Reuters, "Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange about allegations of sexual...

2011-02-17 08:15:00

A Sacramento, California-based computer security company has withdrawn from an industry conference after receiving threats of real-world violence from a group of hackers that had previously launched cyberattacks against them. A subsidiary of the HBGary Inc. had been scheduled to give a presentation regarding the group of hackers collectively known as Anonymous at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week. However, in a statement released on the company's website, officials from the firm...

2011-02-15 11:51:49

On Tuesday, a federal judge was to hear arguments on a court order directing microblogging site Twitter to hand over information on users connected to Wikileaks in a case pitting privacy advocates against federal prosecutors. The court order was handed down in December, but unsealed February 9 in order to allow users of the social networking site to have an opportunity to appeal the decisions. "This is an outrageous attack by the Obama administration on the privacy and free speech rights of...

2011-02-16 06:00:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged on Tuesday that the United States would boost support for global Internet freedom, as citizens increasingly turn to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to organize demonstrations throughout North Africa and the Middle East. In her second major speech in the past year on the subject of Internet restrictions, Clinton said the recent demonstrations show how technology can promote "political, social, and economic change" or "slow or...

2011-02-14 10:06:00

KYIV, Ukraine, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a US based animation company Mupotoon LLC announced the release of the first ever animated series for iPhone, which will bring the iPhone users a hilarious, sidesplitting tongue-in-cheek look at the world's biggest political news of the day. It's a short animated spoof on global leaders and events shown through the mix of music, politics and cartoons. The first episode of Mupotoon, now available to iPhone users through iTunes...

2011-02-10 11:56:57

Would-be leakers, activists and journalists who have worked with the site say that WikiLeak's ability to receive new leaks has been crippled after a disaffected programmer unplugged a component which guaranteed anonymity. A source familiar with the contents of a new book told Reuters that the details of the breakdown are contained in the book, penned by estranged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange collaborator Daniel Domscheit-Berg which is due to be published on Friday. The source familiar...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.