wikileaks

  • 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

  • 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