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Publisher: Foreign Policy

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16 Aug 2012

How WikiLeaks Blew It

The story of WikiLeaks, once an exciting tale of overcoming government secrecy and empowering online activists and journalists, is now a story primarily concerned with the vagaries of diplomatic immunity, British-Ecuadorean relations, and Swedish rape laws. It's a safe bet that it's not the scenario that Julian Assange -- who is reportedly now holed up in a windowless backroom of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, sleeping on an air mattress -- had in mind when he founded the whistle-blowing website six years ago.
The story of WikiLeaks, once an exciting tale of overcoming government secrecy and empowering online activists and...

Publisher: The Nation

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25 Jul 2012

How WikiLeaks Revitalized Brazil’s Media

As the Boeing 777 from London arrived at the gate of Guarulhos International Airport in S o Paulo on December 2, 2010, its passengers queued up to deplane, many with the local newspaper under their arm. "Brazil fears terrorism at the 2016 Olympics, says US Embassy" blared the headline of the daily Folha de S. Paulo - a front-page story generated from the first of tens of thousands of classified US diplomatic cables obtained and released by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. Unnoticed among those passengers was a young woman with a backpack slung over her shoulder. Concealed within a bundle of messy clothing inside her bag was a pen drive containing nearly 3,000 sensitive cables to and from the US Embassy and consulates in Brazil between 2003 and 2010 - a cache of documents provided by WikiLeaks
As the Boeing 777 from London arrived at the gate of Guarulhos International Airport in S o Paulo on December 2, 2010,...

Publisher: NY Times

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5 Mar 2012

The Bright Side of Being Hacked

Hackers operating under the banner Anonymous have been poking a finger in the eye of one private company after another for two years now. They steal files from inside corporate computer systems and occasionally, as in the case of Stratfor last week, dump company e-mail online for all to see. The Stratfor hack, in which Anonymous claimed to have joined forces with WikiLeaks, drove home a clear lesson about the era of ubiquitous "hactivism," or hacking as a form of protest.
Hackers operating under the banner Anonymous have been poking a finger in the eye of one private company after another...

Publisher: Fortune Tech

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28 Feb 2012

WikiLeaks 2.0 Time to be afraid

Just hours after WikiLeaks started publishing the 5 million emails it says come from the global-intelligence publisher Stratfor, it's becoming clear that this data dump could have a much larger impact than WikiLeaks' earlier publication of thousands of diplomatic cables. Those cables revealed, for the most part, mere gossip and mundane, low-level chatter. But the Stratfor emails could be explosive for companies, governments and individuals around the world, not least for Stratfor itself. Or they might not. At the very least, this batch of data seems far more interesting.
Just hours after WikiLeaks started publishing the 5 million emails it says come from the global-intelligence publisher...

Publisher: NY Times

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21 Feb 2012

WikiLeaks, a Postscript

It s amazing they keep inviting me to these things, since I m a bit of a spoilsport. My consistent answer to the ponderous question of how WikiLeaks transformed our world has been: really, not all that much. It was a hell of a story and a wild collaboration, but it did not herald, as the documentarians yearn to believe, some new digital age of transparency. In fact, if there is a larger point, it is quite the contrary
It s amazing they keep inviting me to these things, since I m a bit of a spoilsport. My consistent answer to the...
14 Feb 2012

This Marketing Guru Says A WikiLeaks-Like Entity Will Emerge To Stop Unethical Brands

"My prediction for 2012 is a rise in the importance of ethics. I foresee a kind of WikiLeaks emerging to tackle the maneuvrings of less-ethical brands. The move will come from an independent organization with the sole mission of disclosing what those companies are up to. Most companies will be vulnerable to being targeted, despite having some sort of written standards. You see, in most cases, the small print is far too complex and removed from consumers daily reality. The safety net as designed will hardly save a soul.
"My prediction for 2012 is a rise in the importance of ethics. I foresee a kind of WikiLeaks emerging to tackle the...

Publisher: UPI.com

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9 Dec 2011

Documents still secret despite WikiLeaks

Despite publication of 250,000 sensitive cables obtained by WikiLeaks, the U.S. State Department treats the communications as confidential, officials said. When asked by the American Civil Liberties Union for copies of about two dozen leaked cables concerning rendition, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other matters, the State Department said 12 cables must be "must be withheld in full" because they are classified as secret or have important information, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Despite publication of 250,000 sensitive cables obtained by WikiLeaks, the U.S. State Department treats the...

Publisher: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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9 Dec 2011

WikiLeaks’ favor to diplomacy

It is true that WikiLeaks is a bad word in government circles. But the diplomatic corps came off pretty well in the substance of the disclosures. The cables also suggested that these diplomats were more than passive observers. Sure they had that role as objective liaisons and party hosts, but they clearly were engaged with the people of their host nations. The only problem was all this information was secret. This new openness may be the nature of our times, a wired global community, or perhaps WikiLeaks was a strange liberation. Hundreds of ambassadors and liaisons are engaging in people power. It's risky and dangerous, but citizens around the world are intrigued. Even if these diplomats are a little rude to their hosts.
It is true that WikiLeaks is a bad word in government circles. But the diplomatic corps came off pretty well in the...

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8 Dec 2011

WikiLeaks Posts Spy Firm Videos Offering Tools For Hacking iTunes, Gmail, Skype

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks released a series of video files obtained from UK-based Gamma that show how its products can be used to monitor Wifi networks from a hotel lobby, hack cell phones and PCs with fake software updates, or infect computers from a USB key to intercept Skype conversations, log encryption passwords and read private files. The videos were posted as part of the secret-spilling group s ongoing project in cooperation with Privacy International and Bugged Planet known as the Spy Files, which aims to collect and publish marketing documents and other revealing materials from technology firms that sell surveillance equipment.
On Wednesday, WikiLeaks released a series of video files obtained from UK-based Gamma that show how its products can be...

Publisher: The Economist

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7 Jul 2011

The future of news – Back to the coffee house

A growing band of non-profit outfits such as ProPublica, the Sunlight Foundation and WikiLeaks are helping to fill the gap left by the decline of watchdog media. This is still a work in progress, but the degree of activity and experimentation provides cause for optimism
A growing band of non-profit outfits such as ProPublica, the Sunlight Foundation and WikiLeaks are helping to fill the...

Publisher: FoxNews.com

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4 Jun 2011

WikiLeaks chief says no one harmed by site’s leaks –

No one has come to harm as a result of WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of classified documents, the site's founder said Saturday, accusing his critics of opposing the revelations because of "middle-class squeamishness."
No one has come to harm as a result of WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of classified documents, the site's founder...

Publisher: NYTimes

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27 Apr 2011

WikiLeaks Loses Control of Some of Its Own Secrets

WikiLeaks, the Web site responsible for publicizing millions of state secrets in the last year, has tried to pick its media partners carefully. But the site has become such a large player in journalism that some of its secrets are no longer its own to control.
WikiLeaks, the Web site responsible for publicizing millions of state secrets in the last year, has tried to pick its...

Publisher: fox40.com

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29 Jan 2011

WikiLeaks – The Next Generation

All across Europe, from Brussels to the Balkans, a new generation of WikiLeaks-style websites is sprouting. Like their forerunner, the fledgling whistle-blowing sites are a chaotic mixture of complex systems engineering, earnest campaigning, muckraking and self-promotion.
All across Europe, from Brussels to the Balkans, a new generation of WikiLeaks-style websites is sprouting. Like their...

Publisher: ABC News

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28 Jan 2011

White House Downplays Contents but Warns of Harm to Troops

The White House and its international partners today sharply condemned a whistle-blower website's publication of more than 90,000 top-secret U.S. military records on Afghanistan and braced for the release of as many as 15,000 more, as the leak reverberated around the world.
The White House and its international partners today sharply condemned a whistle-blower website's publication of more...

Publisher: Forbes

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21 Jan 2011

Wikileaks To Disclose U.S. Tax Cheats – And the IRS Is All Ears

When Wikileaks Julian Assange allegedly gained the confidence of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, he received a mother load of confidential documents that the United States said threatened its national security. The release of those documents was condemned by the U.S. government and federal charges may still result for Mr. Assange. Look for Assange s photo at your local post office.
When Wikileaks Julian Assange allegedly gained the confidence of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, he received a mother...

Publisher: Wall Street Journal

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20 Jan 2011

Rackspace CEO On The Future Of Cloud, WikiLeaks

Mr. Napier addresses the issue of security in the cloud but not the normal worry about protecting your data from hackers, but rather the fear, as Amazon s treatment of Wikileaks demonstrated, that putting your data onto a cloud provider s service means you no longer control your own data.
Mr. Napier addresses the issue of security in the cloud but not the normal worry about protecting your data from...

Publisher: FoxNews.com

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18 Jan 2011

U.S. Calls for Order in Tunisia While Denying WikiLeaks Link to Revolt

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Tunisia's new leadership to restore order and adopt broad economic and political reforms in the wake of the popular revolt that overthrew the North African nation's authoritarian president. At the same time, the State Department rejected claims that revelations of rampant corruption in leaked U.S. diplomatic documents had sparked the uprising.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Tunisia's new leadership to restore order and adopt broad...

Publisher: CSMonitor.com

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17 Jan 2011

Tunisia That ‘WikiLeaks Revolution’ meme

There's been a rather lot of, well, unsupported analysis on the internet seeking to attribute Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, which drove President Ben Ali from power yesteday, to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Uber blogger Andrew Sullivan writes: "This is a major, er, coup for Wikileaks and the transparency it promotes - especially against tyrants like Ben Ali." The theory goes that private US diplomatic cables from the Tunis embassy released via Wikileaks on December 7 revealed to Tunisians that Ben Ali was an authoritarian despot, that his family was supremely corrupt, and that life was crushingly hard for the Tunisian poor and unemployed, spurring them to take to the streets.
There's been a rather lot of, well, unsupported analysis on the internet seeking to attribute Tunisia's Jasmine...

Publisher: The Nation

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15 Jan 2011

18 Disturbing Things We Wouldn’t Know Without WikiLeaks

So far, WikiLeaks has released less than 3,000 cables from the 251,000-document cache, but already the media, politicians and the public are questioning the value of the leak. It's important, Mitchell writes, to review a small sample of what we have learned thanks to WikiLeaks since April and the release of the 'Collateral Murder' US helicopter video, which showed the killing of two Reuters journalists, among others. It's necessary to do this because most in the US media, after brief coverage, provided little follow-up.
So far, WikiLeaks has released less than 3,000 cables from the 251,000-document cache, but already the media,...

Publisher: MaconNews.com

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14 Jan 2011

The truth hurts Wikileaks stains Clinton reputation

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denounced Wikileaks saying that it is an attack on both the United States and the entire international community. She states that those released documents tear at the fabric of the proper function of government.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denounced Wikileaks saying that it is an attack on both the United States and the...

Publisher: The Washington Post

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10 Jan 2011

In Persian Gulf, Clinton says damage from WikiLeaks deep

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the Middle East for meetings with Persian Gulf leaders, acknowledged Sunday that it would take years to undo the damage caused by the WikiLeaks revelations, likening her recent travels to an extended "apology tour" to reassure allies who suffered embarrassment or worse because of the disclosures.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the Middle East for meetings with Persian Gulf leaders, acknowledged...

Publisher: NYTimes

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8 Jan 2011

U.S. Sends Warning to People Named in Cable Leaks

The State Department is warning hundreds of human rights activists, foreign government officials and businesspeople identified in leaked diplomatic cables of potential threats to their safety and has moved a handful of them to safer locations, administration officials said Thursday.
The State Department is warning hundreds of human rights activists, foreign government officials and businesspeople...

Publisher: FoxNews.com

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8 Jan 2011

U.S. Warns of Potential Retribution Against People Named in Wiki Documents

Several hundred foreign officials, businessmen and journalists might be at risk for retribution after being exposed in secret government cables made public by WikiLeaks, the State Department warned on Friday. In a handful of the most serious cases, the U.S. has moved individuals to safer locations, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters at a news conference.
Several hundred foreign officials, businessmen and journalists might be at risk for retribution after being exposed in...
8 Jan 2011

WikiLeaks gives dangerous ammunition to a tyrant

As the latest diplomatic WikiLeaks trickle down from the headlines to remote parts of the world, we can begin examining their effect. Take Zimbabwe, whose fragility makes it an instructive test case. This is a nation liberated, looted and then ground to dust by a single man: Robert Mugabe. Elections in 2008 were stolen by Mugabe's ruling party, but they produced an uneasy coalition government, with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister.
As the latest diplomatic WikiLeaks trickle down from the headlines to remote parts of the world, we can begin examining...

Publisher: CBS News

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1 Jan 2011

How WikiLeaks Enlightened Us in 2010

WikiLeaks has brought to light a series of disturbing insinuations and startling truths in the last year, some earth-shattering, others simply confirmations of our darkest suspicions about the way the world works. Thanks to founder Julian Assange's legal situation in Sweden (and potentially the United States) as well as his media grandstanding, it is easy to forget how important and interesting some of WikiLeaks' revelations have been.
WikiLeaks has brought to light a series of disturbing insinuations and startling truths in the last year, some...

Publisher: The Washington Post

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31 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks cable dump reveals flaws of State Department’s information-sharing tool

Before the infamous leak, the 250,000 State Department cables acquired by anti-secrecy activists resided in a database so obscure that few diplomats had heard of it. It had a bureaucratic name, Net-Centric Diplomacy, and served an important mission: the rapid sharing of information that could help uncover threats against the United States. But like many bureaucratic inventions, it expanded beyond what its creators had imagined. It also contained risks that no one foresaw.
Before the infamous leak, the 250,000 State Department cables acquired by anti-secrecy activists resided in a database...

Publisher: NYTimes

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30 Dec 2010

Al Akhbar, a Lebanese Paper, Aims at Provoking Readers

He succeeded. Earlier this month Al Akhbar became the only Arab newspaper to obtain its own substantial batch of WikiLeaks cables and gleefully cataloged various embarrassments to the region s kings, princes and politicians. Soon afterward, the paper s popular Web site came under a cyberattack that became a story in its own right, and provided more free publicity.
He succeeded. Earlier this month Al Akhbar became the only Arab newspaper to obtain its own substantial batch of...

Publisher: Foriegn Policy

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30 Dec 2010

The curious case of Glenn Greenwald vs. Wired Magazine

I love a good blog fight as much as anyone, but after reading several thousand words of accusations and counter accusations being slung between Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald and Wired's Evan Hansen and Kevin Poulsen, I'm left scratching my head trying to figure out what, exactly, this particular dispute is all about.
I love a good blog fight as much as anyone, but after reading several thousand words of accusations and counter...

Publisher: The Washington Post

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23 Dec 2010

CIA to examine impact of files recently released by WikiLeaks

The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks. Officially, the panel is called the WikiLeaks Task Force. But at CIA headquarters, it's mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: W.T.F.
The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and...

Publisher: NYTimes

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21 Dec 2010

Prospect of WikiLeaks Dump Poses Problems for Regulators

Tens of thousands of its internal documents will be exposed on Wikileaks.org with no polite requests for executives response or other forewarnings. That was according to Forbes magazine, which interviewed Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, last month. The excerpt sparked a global cacophony of speculation that a bank perhaps Bank of America may be the next target of the inscrutable high-tech terrorist. (Such was Vice President Joseph R. Biden s description of Mr. Assange over the weekend.)
Tens of thousands of its internal documents will be exposed on Wikileaks.org with no polite requests for executives...

Publisher: Wall Street Journal

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15 Dec 2010

Air Force Blocks Media Sites That Posted Leaked Cables

The U.S. Air Force is blocking its personnel from using work computers to view the websites of the New York Times and other major publications that have posted classified diplomatic cables, people familiar with the matter said. Air Force users who try to view the websites of the New York Times, Britain's Guardian, Spain's El Pais, France's Le Monde or German magazine Der Spiegel instead get a page that says, "ACCESS DENIED. Internet Usage is Logged & Monitored," according to a screen shot reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The notice warns that anyone who accesses unauthorized sites from military computers could be punished.
The U.S. Air Force is blocking its personnel from using work computers to view the websites of the New York Times and...

Publisher: NYTimes.com

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13 Dec 2010

Ron Paul, G.O.P. Loner, Comes In From Cold

As virtually all of Washington was declaring WikiLeaks s disclosures of secret diplomatic cables an act of treason, Representative Ron Paul was applauding the organization for exposing the United States delusional foreign policy.
As virtually all of Washington was declaring WikiLeaks s disclosures of secret diplomatic cables an act of treason,...

Publisher: NYTimes.com

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9 Dec 2010

Cyberattackers Focus on Enemies of WikiLeaks’s Assange

A small army of activist hackers orchestrated a broad campaign of cyberattacks on Wednesday in support of the beleaguered antisecrecy organization WikiLeaks, which has drawn governmental criticism from around the globe for its release of classified American documents and whose founder, Julian Assange, is being held in Britain on accusations of sex offenses.
A small army of activist hackers orchestrated a broad campaign of cyberattacks on Wednesday in support of the...

Publisher: thedailybeast.com

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6 Dec 2010

A United States with geopolitical muscle like no one else.

The very essence of diplomacy between nations in the old days maybe even yesterday lay in knowing the difference between official communications, unofficial ones, and those that, being leaked, might be denied. (During the American Civil War, the U.S. secretary of state once read a confidential dispatch word for word to the correspondent for the London Times, just to make sure the British foreign secretary got his point ... unofficially.) All of these modes had their uses for signaling intent, saving face, or stepping back from a brink. And they still do, as the 250,000 U.S. State Department cables that have begun appearing on Wikileaks.ch amply demonstrate.
The very essence of diplomacy between nations in the old days maybe even yesterday lay in knowing the difference between...

Publisher: NYTimes

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4 Dec 2010

Leaked Cables Stir Resentment and Shrugs

In the world of diplomacy, best known for ambiguity and opacity, the WikiLeaks organization says its function is to 'keep government open.' But, with the latest release of some 250,000 State Department cables, the outcome of WikiLeaks s actions could be far more ambiguous, closing doors to United States diplomats, turning candor to reticence and leaving many people leery of baring their souls and secrets to American officials.
In the world of diplomacy, best known for ambiguity and opacity, the WikiLeaks organization says its function is to...

Publisher: NYTimes

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4 Dec 2010

No Strain in Ties to Gulf States After Leaks, Clinton Says

The United States and Bahrain sought to project a unified front on Friday, five days after the king of Bahrain was quoted in leaked American diplomatic cables as urging Washington to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons by whatever means necessary.
The United States and Bahrain sought to project a unified front on Friday, five days after the king of Bahrain was...

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