David House, a friend of WikiLeaks alleged source Bradley Manning who first met the young Army private at a hacker space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has published a detailed account of his interrogation by prosecutors. House doesn t say much in that questioning: He confirms his name and birthdate, and otherwise invokes the fifth amendment against self incrimination to avoid responding. But the questions themselves shed light on an investigation that has otherwise taken place almost entirely in secret, and show that the prosecution may be digging into Bradley Manning s ties to a group of Boston hackers who attended BUILDS, a hackerspace House founded.
On Thursday the ACLU sued the State Department for failing to respond for the last two months to its Freedom of Information Act request for 23 memos that have already been released by WikiLeaks. Despite having been published last year by the secret-spilling group, those documents remain classified
It s not every year that classified histories of two wars and massive troves of diplomatic secrets appear in America s newspapers. So it may have surprised some to read through the list of Pulitzer prizes Monday and see no mention - among the winners or even the finalists - of wikiLeaks' revelations.
WikiLeaks has gone on the counterattack. A statement sent to me by spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson says that WikiLeaks is taking legal action against Domscheit-Berg, and accuses him of "various acts of sabotage."The former WikiLeaks staffer admits to having damaged the site's primary submission system and stolen material," the statement reads.
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.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange doesn t think much of the activists planning a Chinese version of WikiLeaks, blasting them with the kind of vitriol often reserved for him by critics of his document dumps.