Information activist Julian Assange has been granted bail by the British police and will be free pending an appeal by Swedish prosecutors.
A crowd of supporters outside the courthouse greeted the news with cheers. If freed on the £240,00 bail, Assange will have to surrender his passport, maintain a curfew, wear an electronic tracking Read More
Hackers seem to be enjoying their 15 minutes of anonymous fame.
Rolling Stone gives Wikileaks hacker Jacob Appelbaum the rock star treatment, and Gawker’s publishing platform was hacked, its user database and source code published and a few Twitter accounts were temporarily hijacked.
Mediaite published an email interview with someone claiming to represent Read More
Daniel Ellsberg, whose release of secret government documents to The New York Times during the Vietnam War tested the limits of national security and freedom of information, knows a thing or two about being a pariah of the state.
Ellsberg says that he suffered the same attacks now being directed at Julian Assange and Read More
Hackers from the infamous “Anonymous” group connected to the 4chan message board are attacking major institutions in retaliation for their treatment of Wikileaks.
Operation Payback has taken down the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Joe Lieberman.
These are Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks. These cripple sites by overloading them with traffic, Read More
Last week James Fallows introduced a brilliant little contest at Atlantic.com. Readers were asked to submit their favorite cables from the 250,000 secret government documents leaked by Wikileaks.
Turns out this was just a genius ploy for some crowd-sourced labor. Now Atlantic.com is making use of the best cables as part of their CableGate Read More
Time to trade in those Che Guvera tees.
British authorities took Julian Assange into custody this morning over rape charges in Sweden.
It’s been a rough morning for Wikileaks. Notorious front man Julian Assange turned himself in to the British police to face charges of rape in Sweden.
At the same time Mastercard and Visa declared they are suspending payments to Wikileaks, effectively blocking their customers from donating to the organization. Online giant Paypal has Read More
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When Forbes broke the news yesterday that, according to founder Julian Assange, Wikileaks is preparing to publish a trove of data that would expose an “ecosystem of corruption” at a major U.S. bank, the specific target remained a mystery.
Our own Max Abelson posited yesterday that Bank of America could be the target, Read More
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Julian Assange — founder of bomb-throwing whistleblower Wikileaks, posessor of silver hair and target of the U.S. attorney general’s office — has told Forbes he’s readying for deployment a massive data dump that will reveal the ugly side of one major U.S. financial firm:
When? Which bank? What documents? Cagey as always, Assange Read More
Among the trove of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks this weekend was one particularly juicy tech nugget.
The hacker attack which led to Google’s departure from from mainland China was in fact orchestrated by a senior member of the Chinese Politburo, reports The Guardian.
Google has insisted all along that China was behind the Read More