wikileaks

  • UN Prepares Global Internet ‘Standards’ In Wake Of Wikileaks' Actions

    On the first full day of Julian Assange’s release from imprisonment, we now learn that some members of the United Nations want to introduce some sort of worldwide Internet regulation. That’s nice. But don’t worry: this isn’t a “takeover,” or anything scary like that. It’s simply to ensure that we never see something like Wikileaks ever again. A bit… Read More

  • Wikileaks Watch: Julian Assange is to be freed on bail (Plus bonus Downfall parody)


    Wikleaks head Julian Assange is to be freed on bail today. He will leave either from the High Court (pictured, with Media Scrum) or from Wandsworth Prison Prison, either today or tomorrow, but it looks like today. The Bail has to be paid into the court in cash (£220,000) by the close of play this evening for him to be able to walk. The uncertainty is down to the fact that getting sureties… Read More

  • Wikileaks: Assange To Be Freed On Bail (Plus Bonus Downfall Parody)


    Wikleaks head Julian Assange is to be freed on bail today. He will leave either from the High Court (pictured, with Media Scrum) or from Wandsworth Prison Prison, either today or tomorrow, but it looks like today. The Bail has to be paid into the court in cash (£220,000) by the close of play this evening for him to be able to walk. The uncertainty is down to the fact that getting sureties… Read More

  • Zuckerberg On Privacy, WikiLeaks And More [Video]

    If you were anywhere near Twitter this morning it was pretty hard to miss the news: As Facebook approaches 600 million users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been chosen as TIME Magazine’s “2010 Person of the Year.” Zuckerberg, who beat out People’s Choice Award Julian Assange for the honor, sat down with TIME managing editor Rick Stengel to talk about how Facebook shaped the… Read More

  • 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 Antiwar.com has now launched a tool that automagically directs visitors of the site wikileaks.antiwar.com 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, NMA.tv 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 Mastercard.com 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