wikileaks

  • Wikileaks To Publish Millions Of Emails From Syrian Officials

    Wikileaks To Publish Millions Of Emails From Syrian Officials

    Wikileaks has just announced that they’re processing a trove of 2.4 million emails from and to Syrian officials that details the links between the internationally despised regime and outside governments and organizations. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wrote that the “the material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s external… Read More

  • With Wikileaks Embargo, Payment Institutions Choose The Devil They Don’t Know

    With Wikileaks Embargo, Payment Institutions Choose The Devil They Don’t Know

    You may agree with Wikileaks’ mission. Or you may think they’re a menace. Or perhaps something in between. But here’s one thing you can’t deny: they’re an organization, with a leader, a name, and (however well hidden) servers, bank accounts, and so on. They also have principles — which, again, may not be to your liking, but they at least exist: removing… Read More

  • WikiLeaks Intends To Sue Visa And MasterCard For Blocking Payment

    WikiLeaks and its credit card processing partner Datacell have just announced their intent to file suit in the EU against Visa and Mastercard for blocking donations to the service last year. In early December the two payments companies cut off all payments to the relatively quiet as of late organization, with Mastercard citing that its “rules prohibit customers from directly or… Read More

  • PayPal On Cutting Off Courage To Resist: "This Has Nothing To Do With WikiLeaks"

    Last time we checked in with PayPal, it, along with MasterCard, Visa and others had blocked its services with regards to donations to WikiLeaks foundation. Today it is being reported that PayPal has taken further action against another WikiLeaks-related fund, in freezing the account of the Courage To Resist  foundation which, in conjunction with the Bradley Manning Support Network, gives… Read More

  • Latest WikiLeak Reveals Google And The State Department Talked To Unblock Egyptian Videos

    In response to the escalating Mubarak protests, the latest release of WikiLeaks have been Egypt or MENA related. One cable from November 2008 is particularly interesting, revealing that the State Department spoke to YouTube in 2007 regarding the takedown of videos posted by Egyptian bloggers. The cable is an action request for the State Department to contact someone named Pablo at Google… Read More

  • WikiLeaks Founder Assange Tells 60 Minutes: "Our Values Are Those Of The U.S. Revolution"

    In an interview with 60 Minutes, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compares his values to those of the Founding Fathers of the United States and argues that he is actually playing “inside the rules.” He defends his actions by leaning heavily on the First Amendment, stating that “our founding values are those of the U.S. revolution.” On the possibility of facing… Read More

  • Twitter Informs Users Of DOJ WikiLeaks Court Order, Didn't Have To

    Twitter Informs Users Of DOJ WikiLeaks Court Order, Didn't Have To

    The US Department of Justice  has served Twitter with a 2703(d) court order to reveal information about accounts related to people associated with WikiLeaks. The order is a request for account data including the ominous “correspondence and notes of record related to the account” for users Jacob Appelbaum (@ioerror), Rop Gongrijp (@rop_g), Birgitta Jonsittir (@birgittaj)… Read More

  • Flattr rolls out direct donations, Wikileaks likely to benefit greatly

    Earlier today, the official Twitter account of Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, tweeted that they were “excited excited excited …”, so we knew something was up. Now we’ve learned that the service, which enables users to ‘Like’ sites and content but with real money, is indeed rolling out something new: the ability to… Read More

  • Flattr Rolls Out Direct Donations, Wikileaks Likely To Benefit Greatly

    Earlier today, the official Twitter account of Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, tweeted that they were “excited excited excited …”, so we knew something was up. Now we’ve learned that the service, which enables users to ‘Like’ sites and content but with real money, is indeed rolling out something new: the ability to… Read More

  • WikiLeaks iPhone App Made $5,840 Before Pulled By Apple, $1 From Each Sale Will Be Donated To WikiLeaks

    Igor Barinov, the developer behind the WikiLeaks app that got removed from the App store, has revealed the total breakdown of his app’s reach before it got taken down by Apple. Total damage? 4443 downloads and $5,840.14 in profit. The Moscow-based Barinov says that he’ll be donating $1.00 from each sale, a total of $4443 dollars, to WikiLeaks. Perhaps this semi-charity feature is… Read More

  • Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store

    Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store

    Looks like an unofficial iPhone and iPad app that let you view WikiLeaks content and follow the WikiLeaks Twitter account on the go has been removed from the app store tonight. The app used to be available here. Basically the paid app was selling content available for free for $1.99. Its entry into the app store on December 17th was actually surprising, as Apple is usually quite strict… Read More

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