• Assange Granted Bail, But Appeal By Sweden Puts Him Back In The Cells

    It’s not over till it’s over huh. Wikileaks head Julian Assange has been granted bail. However, an immediate appeal lodged by Swedish prosecutors trying to have him extradited to Sweden to face rape allegations means that he must now stay in custody until the appeal is heard at some time in the next 48 hours. It’s not known when, as yet. Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens… Read More

  • Ex-Wikileaks Folks Start Openleaks, The Next-Generation Of Leaking

    That certainly didn’t take long. The former number two at Wikileaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, has said that he will launch the next-generation of leaking software (I guess you’d call it software) in the “coming months.” It’s to be called Openleaks, previously covered here, and it will try to fix some of the problems associated with the Wikileaks model, namely… Read More

  • You Too Can Be Julian Assange In 'WikiLeaks: The Game'

    Between the drama, intrigue and Interpol, the WikiLeaks saga has all the trimmings of a Hollywood movie. One friend of mine is debating quitting her job in order to write a movie script (She sees Lupin from Harry Potter as playing Assange). And she better hurry up — I’m betting at least two WikiLeaks-related scripts are getting pushed through Hollywood as I write… Read More

  • Letter From Canada: Why Is America So Furious About Wikileaks?

    The most baffling thing about the Wikileaks Cablegate kerfuffle is the massive foot-shooting overreaction across the entire American political spectrum. Here in the rest of the world (okay, in Canada), we’ve already moved on, because (to date) the cables are more shrug-inducing than explosive—but US senators are still in the throes of a bizarre frenzy of rabid chest-beating and… Read More

  • The Internet Cannot Be Stopped: WikiLeaks Defectors About To Launch OpenLeaks

    As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stews in a British jail, with a U.S. indictment reportedly imminent on top of the alleged Swedish sex crimes he was arrested for in the first place, some of his former staffers are already preparing to launch a competing site for whistleblowers called OpenLeaks. The new site will be headed up by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Assange’s former right-hand man… Read More

  • Anonymous Shifts On WikiLeaks Strategy, Announces It With A Press Release

    The Internet vigilante group Anonymous has been thrust into the spotlight this week as the WikiLeaks story continues to erupt like a media volcano. So like any group at center of a story would do, Anonymous has put out (yes) a press release outlining the motivations behind the attacks on PayPal, Mastercard and Visa and implying a change in strategy after attacks on Amazon never materialized. Read More

  • Behold The WikiLeaks Mirror Finder

    Want to check out WikiLeaks on one of its thousands of mirrors hosted around the globe? You might have to click around quite a bit to find one that’s available and fully up-to-date. Opinion site has now launched a tool that automagically directs visitors of the site to the best WikiLeaks mirror site in his or her area. It takes the guesswork out of finding… Read More

  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange: The Hilariously Over-The-Top, Strange Animated Video

    Well, we all knew this was coming. Like they’ve done time and time again, has delivered a hilariously over-the-top, strange animated video about a current event. This time, it’s WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. Yes, the man everyone in the entire world is talking about. And, naturally, we have plenty of tech companies making a cameo in the video. PayPal, Amazon, etc. Read More

  • Not Smart: Operation Payback Fights Wikileaks' Enemies With Denial Of Service Attacks

    See, now this is getting silly. A group calling itself “Anonymous” has started to coordinate denial of service attacks against Wikileaks‘ enemies as part of “Operation Payback.” You know, companies like Amazon (kicked Wikileaks off its S3 servers), PayPal (froze its account for engaging in “illegal activities”), and EveryDNS (shut off its DNS services… Read More

  • The Media Comes To The Defense Of WikiLeaks At LeWeb: "The Leakers Will Win"

    Today during the Media Panel at LeWeb ’10 in Paris, France, there was one thing on everyones’ mind: WikiLeaks. “This is a turning point for the Internet — it’s not just about WikiLeaks anymore,” Weblogs SL’s Julio Alonso said. “What happens to WikiLeaks will get applied to others later on,” he warned. “This is the first attempt… Read More

  • PayPal VP On Blocking WikiLeaks: "State Department Told Us It Was Illegal"

    Of course Milo Yannopoulos’ first question on stage to PayPal’s Osama Bedier, Vice President of Platform, Mobile and New Ventures Osama Bedier was why PayPal blocked WikiLeaks payments. “State Dept told us these were illegal activities. It was straightforward.” The question was met with boos from the mostly European audience. Bedier basically admitted that PayPal… Read More

  • 4Chan Takes Down Mastercard Site In Support Of WikiLeaks

    In retaliation for refusing to let Mastercard customers donate to Wikileaks, 4Chan-based hackers and the Internet vigilante group Anonymous have successfully taken down the website of with orchestrated DDOS attacks. Read More

  • Julian Assange refused bail – will stay in custody until 14 Dec. hearing

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court today that he will fight his extradition to Sweden on sex crime charges. Assange has been refused bail and will be remanded in custody till 14 December. It appears the reasons given by the court were that he has a “nomadic life”, refused to give his address and there is no record of his entry to the UK. This means there will be… Read More

  • With Wikileaks' Assange Arrested, What Happens To Insurance.aes256?

    Now that Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is currently in police custody, curiosity turns towards the file insurance.aes256. The file, which first appeared online last July, is so named because it’s said to represent “insurance” against any possible disruption in Wikileaks’ work. Considering the site has been fighting tool and nail to stay online for the past few days… Read More

  • Wikileaks' Julian Assange Arrested

    Well, there you have it: Julian Assange has been arrested in the UK. You knew this was coming, but it still speaks to the nature of our wonderful little system we have here that a man who had become the public face of an organization that passed along information that probably should never have been kept away from the citizens that information purports to serve was branded as some sort of… Read More

  • Does Wikileaks Represent The End Of Internet History?

    Look at Matt Drudge, freaking out over Wikileaks’ so-called “insurance policy” against Julian Assange’s arrest. READY TO LAUNCH “DOOMSDAY FILES,” Drudge screams. (Red font, too. All we need is a siren.gif and we’re in full meltdown mode.) And Doomsday for whom, exactly? I mean, as of today, all Wikileaks has done is to make available a number of… Read More

  • WikiLeaks’ One True Home Is Twitter, But For How Long?

    With Amazon, Paypal and dissolving their relationships to WikiLeaks, leaving it without a stable home and a way to make money, Twitter currently serves as the only solid ground the Internet whistleblower has to stand on. This has left many wondering whether or not Twitter will eventually take down the @wikileaks account if put under enough pressure, from lawmakers or… Read More

  • Why Is The WikiLeaks Twitter Account Only Following TweetBackup?

    Even though Amazon and Paypal have severed their relationships with the controversial to say the least WikiLeaks, the @WikiLeaks Twitter account is still holding strong. Some are wondering why Twitter has as of yet to cut ties with the service after this week’s leak of 251,287 diplomatic cables, which pissed some high powered people off to put it lightly. Read More

  • The Wikileak China-Google Cables

    A week ago when the first Wikileak cables started coming out, the New York Times reported that some of them shed some more light on the Chinese hacking attacks on Google which led to its withdrawal from operating in China proper. But the actual cables were not released until today. The NYT describes the cables at length in another article today. But the underlying cables are hard to find… Read More

  • Wikileaks Now Fighting Its DNS Provider. Some Coincidence, No?

    Another day, another bit of Wikileaks. It seems The Guardian slightly misunderstood the way the Internet works in claiming that Wikileaks had its domain name revoked by its hosts. Not quite. What seems to have happened is that its DNS server has stopped providing the DNS service. The domain name is still there, handled by Dynadot, it’s just that Wikileaks would need to find someone else… Read More