"In our most heated discussion, I bring together a battle-hardened US conservative intellectual and Europe's most famous conservative philosopher. I want to understand their respective views, but we always fall to fighting over Israel and Palestine," commented Assange on the tone of the second episode.
The first episode of Julian Assange's new TV show, The World Tomorrow, premiered on RT today with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as the first guest. Aside from a quick intro and a goofy theme song by M.I.A., it's a pretty spartan affair, consisting solely of Assange and his translators speaking with Nasrallah over skype. The newsiest quote was probably Nasrallah's fairly staunch defense of Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on protesters:
A U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks says that Invisible Children, the non-profit that created the viral video "Kony 2012," once tipped off the Ugandan military about the whereabouts of a former child soldier.
The Chicago-based hacker who once threatened to burn down the White House and took credit for an devastating computer attack on intelligence company Stratfor made his first appearance in a New York federal courtroom, after his March 5 arrest.
An Army private aided al Qaeda by leaking hundreds of thousands of military and other government documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the military said Thursday. Pfc. Bradley Manning had previously been charged with aiding the enemy among a total of 22 counts, but on Thursday the military identified the enemy Manning's actions aided. Manning and his attorneys are appearing at a hearing at a military courtroom at Fort Meade, near Baltimore, for two days of hearings in the case.
The destruction of Venezuelan production in favor of imports is worsening the scarcity problem and creating corruption by those who want to obtain bigger contracts, says a report by the private intelligence firm Stratfor released by WikiLeaks.
Venezuelan President Hugo Ch vez also betrayed the FARC to prevent the extradition of drug trafficker Walid Makled to the United States, according to new documents leaked by WikiLeaks.
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.
Documents released this week show that Midland-based Dow Chemical hired a private intelligence company to spy on activists concerned about continued effects of a 1984 gas leak in India that killed thousands. The group WikiLeaks obtained e-mails that show Dow hired a Texas-based company, Stratfor, to monitor environment and human rights advocates concerned with the leak at a plant in Bhopal, India, that killed about 15,000 and is considered the worst industrial accident in history. Union Carbide, which later was bought by Dow, owned and ran the plant.
WikiLeaks earlier this week began publishing what it says are the first of more than five million confidential emails from U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor. Some of the emails released so far, according to WikiLeaks, suggest that Dow Chemical used the firm s services to monitor online activities of groups that campaigned for victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984.
On April 24, 2010, George Friedman, the CEO and founder of Stratfor, an Austin, Texas, company that specializes in writing analyses of international political developments, sent an email from his BlackBerry to one of his employees. It was a response to a suggestion that the company buy email encryption software. He no doubt rues his short missive today. "40k is a lot of money to spend on that obviously," he wrote. "It probably prices the solution out of our means right now."
At first glance, Stratfor doesn t appear fertile ground for literary flair. The firm, which has been called a "Private CIA," hawks intelligence analysis to government agencies and corporations. According to WikiLeaks, its customers include Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. Under these conditions, one might expect gravitas and a no-nonsense style. That, apparently, would be a misconception. (For its part, Stratfor refuses to deny or confirm the authenticity of the leaked e-mails but says that some of them "may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies.")
Wikileaks is back with a vengeance. This week, the famous hacktivist organization reported millions of stolen emails from the international intelligence firm called Stratfor. Wikileaks refuses to release where their sources come from, although not-so coincidentally Stratfor reported an infiltration of their networks by another pro-information company called "Anonymous." Anonymous even tweeted to Stratfor: "y u no encrypt" to blatantly tease the company about the stolen information.
The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has published an international affairs think tank email that alleges mid-ranking Pakistani intelligence and military officials were aware of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden s presence in Pakistan -- a charge that officials in Islamabad have consistently denied.
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.
WikiLeaks said Monday that it had begun to expose e-mail correspondence from the global geopolitical analysis firm known as Stratfor, detailing the company's work for clients. WikiLeaks did not disclose how it had obtained the e-mails, but Stratfor acknowledged in December that its data servers had been breached by a group of hackers known as Anonymous. The loose-knit group publicly supports WikiLeaks.
Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, declined to enter a plea at the start of his court-martial on Thursday, a legal maneuver intended to give his defense more time to hear what evidence or witnesses will be permitted during the proceedings
The "hacktivist" collective known as Anonymous could have the capability to cause a "limited power outage" in the U.S. within the next few years, National Security Agency director General Keith Alexander said at a private meeting at the White House, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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
"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.
An Army officer ordered a court-martial Friday for a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. Military District of Washington commander Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington referred all charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning to a general court-martial, the Army said in a statement.
Julian Assange s investors are in the process of purchasing a boat to move WikiLeaks servers offshore in an attempt to evade prosecution from U.S. law enforcement, FoxNews.com has learned. Multiple sources within the hacker community with knowledge of day-to-day WikiLeaks activities say Assange s financial backers have been working behind the scenes on the logistics of moving the servers to international waters
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, went before Britain s Supreme Court on Wednesday in the latest chapter of a long-running battle to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer accusations of sexual misconduct.
The Obama administration is using a century-old anti-spying law to prosecute federal workers for leaking secrets to the media, drawing criticism that the law is draconian and the prosecutions are chilling efforts to report news. On Monday, former CIA officer John Kiriakou, 47, became the sixth person charged since 2009 under the 1917 Espionage Act, a broad law hurriedly enacted as the United States was entering World War I
If this regulation has its way, it will endanger not only existing websites and current innovation, but the future of finance as well. -- But that is not all. Just over a year ago, Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard suspended their service to Wikileaks, which was facing pressure from the U.S. government. SOPA would have enforced that kind of treatment on many sites, based upon their users contributions.
The goal of SOPA and PIPA is to give copyright and IP owners the necessary tools to fight "foreign rogue sites" (WikiLeaks, The Pirate Bay) designed to steal and distribute U.S. goods, music and video.
In 2008, the United States imposed sanctions aimed at shutting down a Venezuelan-based bank that it said was operating closely with an Iranian bank that helped finance Iran s weapons development program. That was followed by efforts to establish ties between a sanctioned Iranian bank and the Central Bank of Ecuador, according to news reports in that country and State Department cables revealed through WikiLeaks.
Victims of a data breach at the security analysis firm Stratfor apparently are being targeted a second time after speaking out about the hacking. Stratfor said on its Facebook page that some individuals who offered public support for the company after it revealed it was hacked "may be being targeted for doing so."
Lawyers for the Army intelligence analyst blamed for the biggest leak of U.S. secrets in the nation's history are employing a three-pronged defense: The troubled young private should never had access to classified material, his workplace security was inexplicably lax, and the data in question caused little damage to national security anyhow
A computer-crimes investigator testified Sunday he found more than 10,000 diplomatic cables and other sensitive information on the work computer of the Army private charged with spilling a mountain of secrets to WikiLeaks. Moreover, Special Agent David Shaver told a military hearing he discovered evidence that someone had used the computer to streamline the downloading of the cables with the apparent aim of "moving them out."
A defense lawyer for Bradley Manning, the Army private accused in the most famous leak of government secrets since the Pentagon Papers, began a frontal attack during Private Manning s first court appearance here on Friday morning, claiming the Army s investigating officer at the evidentiary hearing was biased and should recuse himself from the case.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Army discliplined 15 people as a result of an internal investigation into the decisions and failures that put Pvt. Bradley Manning in a position to download and leak thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables he allegedly provided to WikiLeaks, an Army spokesman said Wednesday. At least one non-commissioned officer was reduced in rank for dereliction of duty, according a legal filing made public by Manning's defense over the weekend.
A London court ruled on Wednesday that Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, can be extradited to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual abuse there last year. He will seek a final appeal to the Britain s highest court, according to a person close to Mr. Assange
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said on Monday that his controversial Web site could be forced to shut down by the end of the year because a 10-month-old "financial blockade" had sharply reduced the donations on which it depends
There s little doubt that large numbers of Cubans want to leave the communist-ruled island, according to a 2009 dispatch written by U.S. diplomats in Havana and provided by WikiLeaks to McClatchy, which owns El Nuevo Herald.
But a diplomatic cable published last month by the WikiLeaks website reveals that most of the CDM projects in India should not have been certified because they did not reduce emissions beyond those that would have been achieved without foreign investment. Indian officials have apparently known about the problem for at least two years.
In a raw display of Beijing s mistrust of Washington, the Chinese Communist Party has seized on diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks as evidence of anti-China plotting by U.S. diplomats and a 'Gang of Four' comprising prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures.
US diplomat convinced by Saudi expert that reserves of world's biggest oil exporter have been overstated by nearly 40%. The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show.
The man in the rubber boots and a thick coat to protect against the evening chill walked purposefully about a farm here, scattering pheasants as he went. He could have been an English gentleman out for a bit of hunting, except he carried no gun.
Recent leaks of cables by whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks reveal growing frustration in Washington with Ch vez s anti-US rhetoric in recent years. One cable describes Ch vez s repeated "vitriol" against President Barack Obama, in one instance cursing at him on national television.
Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news network financed by Qatar, named a member of the Qatari royal family on Tuesday to replace its top news director after disclosures from the group WikiLeaks indicating that the news director had modified the network s coverage of the Iraq war in response to pressure from the United States
Concerning national security, Google s Wikileaks actions exacerbated this serious national security breach because Google s leadership decided to publicly index and make accessible via Google search all of the stolen Wikileaks documents (which contained national security secrets, confidential law enforcement information, private information and property). Google is the only public corporation supporting Wikileaks criminality.
"What do you get when a U.S. Army band plays an Eastern Orthodox wedding hall in a Yezidi town with Arab, Christian and Kurdish musicians under the watchful gaze of the Barzani patriarch, a crucifix, and the Iraqi flag, plus a banner celebrating the anniversary of an anti-Saddam uprising?"
Messianic Jews in a suburb west of Jerusalem continue to be harassed for following their faith, this time by someone anonymously placing flyers in public areas singling out members of Messianic congregations.
The computer hackers, chat room denizens and young people who comprise the loosely affiliated Internet collective have increasingly turned to questionable tactics, drawing the attention of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal investigators. What was once a small group of pranksters has become a potential national security threat, federal officials say.
Federica Ferrari Bravo's story of meeting American diplomats in Rome seven years ago hardly reads like a James Bond spy novel or a Cold War tale of a brave informant sharing secrets to help the United States. So it came as a something of a surprise to her to hear that in one of the 250,000-odd State Department cables released by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, she was deemed a source so sensitive U.S. officials were advised not to repeat her name.
The producers of New York's Fashion Week have canceled a show scheduled for next week by the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan amid pressure from a human rights group and a planned protest over the use of child labor in her country. Her image as a philanthropist was dealt a blow recently with the release of U.S. diplomatic cables by Wikileaks
Nigeria's political elite and soldiers have profited from large-scale oil theft in the Niger Delta that may cost the country up to a tenth of its production, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks at the end of last week.
This capital city s skies were clogged with pollution, as is often the case, and China s government was concerned. So it summoned officials of the American Embassy here to a meeting.
Negotiations to keep U.S. troops in Iraq came under new strain Friday in the wake of WikiLeaks' release of a U.N. letter alleging that an Iraqi family was handcuffed and shot in the head in a 2006 raid by American forces - not accidentally killed in an airstrike.
A WikiLeaks computer file that allows anyone to read every word of 251,287 leaked United States diplomatic cables by typing a password made public six months ago was posted online by mistake last year, potentially endangering human rights activists and other sources who spoke to American officials in confidence.
In the photo, children killed, allegedly by U.S. troops. This cell phone photo was shot by a resident of Ishaqi on March 15, 2006, of bodies Iraqi police said were of children executed by U.S. troops after a night raid there. A State Department cable obtained by WikiLeaks quotes the U.N. investigator of extrajudicial killings as saying an autopsy showed the residents of the house had been handcuffed and shot in the head, including children under the age of 5. McClatchy obtained the photo from a resident when the incident occurred.
Thousands of the cables had previously been published, but many of those cables had been carefully redacted to protect the names of individuals who consulted with American diplomats and who could, U.S. officials said, be put at risk in their home countries if their involvement with the Americans became known.
A torrent of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks has been published in the last few days, with at least 170 of them naming sources whose identity was meant to be protected, according to an analysis of the documents by CNN.
In a shift of tactics that has alarmed American officials, the antisecrecy organization WikiLeaks has published on the Web nearly 134,000 leaked diplomatic cables in recent days, more than six times the total disclosed publicly since the posting of the leaked State Department documents began last November.
Newly leaked U.S. cables from WikiLeaks identify four men said to have helped finance the Syrian regime or hide money for it. EUobserver reports the diplomatic notes, dating from 2006 to 2009 and published by WikiLeaks, focus on actions against Syrian President Bashar Assad because of his suspected role in the assassination of pro-Western politician Rafik Hariri in Lebanon in 2005.
The most effective official in the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana may well be a U.S. Coast Guard officer who's technically a counter-drug specialist but is sometimes approached by the Cuban government for some back-channel diplomacy.
The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it hacked into some 70 mostly rural law enforcement websites in the United States, a data breach that at least one local police chief said leaked sensitive information about an ongoing investigation.
Two U.S. administrations declined in recent years to place sanctions on Syrian officials who now are involved in that country s harsh crackdown on dissidents, despite the officials involvement in crushing internal opposition previously, according to secret State Department cables obtained by WikiLeaks.
Anonymous, the hacker collective that supports whistleblower site WikiLeaks, posted an "official communique" to PayPal and its customers on Tuesday, urging people to close their accounts with the online payment service.
The computer hacking community is gearing up for its own version of the annual Oscars, with two notorious "hacktivist" groups and industry heavyweight WikiLeaks among those vying for the top award. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/07/27/lulzsec-anonymous-may-win-grand-prize-at-hacking-convention/#ixzz1TevEAFbV
Rep. Dan Burton criticized the White House last September for ignoring the persistent violence and unrest in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir. Barack Obama, he noted, pledged during the 2008 presidential campaign to defuse what long has been a flashpoint between Pakistan and India, nuclear-armed neighbors that each claim Kashmir as their own. "So far, this is a promise unfulfilled," Burton, R-Ind., said.
A 16-year-old British hacker fingered by law enforcement sources as a "significant figure in the investigation" of the notorious hacker group LulzSec and its parent group Anonymous was released on bail on Wednesday, FoxNews.com has learned.
NATO is looking into claims that hackers have breached its security and accessed scads of material so confidential the hacker group itself deemed it "irresponsible" to publish them all, despite a series of international raids Tuesday designed to corral the hacking activity.
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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
Frontline Club s upcoming event featuring WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and renowned Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek was deemed too controversial for the University of London s Institute of Education (IOE). The event, which will take place on 2 July at the Troxy in East London, had originally been tentatively scheduled to take place at Logan Hall, a 900-capacity auditorium hired out by the IOE.
A publicity-seeking hacker group that has blazed a path of mayhem on the Internet over the last two months, including attacks on law enforcement sites, said unexpectedly on Saturday it is dissolving itself.
Just a day after hacker group LulzSec teamed up with underground associates Anonymous and openly declared war on the U.S. government - among other high profile international institutions, the UK has struck back, allegedly arresting a British teenager suspected of being a mastermind behind an organization veiled in secrecy. Here s a look at how we got here.
LulzSec recently broke into mainstream consciousness after a string of attacks on governments and companies alike. The outfit emphasizes that it does not hack for financial profit and its main motivation is simply 'to have fun by causing mayhem.'
US administrations may change, but US interests don't. A recent leak of 1,918 WikiLeaks cables related to Haiti reveals the known - but rarely acknowledged - corrupt US dealings with Haiti. Despite a distracting veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.
The Bradley Manning case returned to the public eye this week, with the appearance of his friend David House before the federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va. probing possible prosecution of WikiLeaks and leader Julian Assange.
After six months under virtual house arrest, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange acknowledged Thursday that his detention is hampering the work of the secret-spilling site. His supporters accused Britain of subjecting him to "excessive and dehumanizing" treatment.
A supporter of the Army private suspected of supplying classified documents to the WikiLeaks website on Wednesday refused to testify to a federal grand jury, accusing the U.S. justice department of using Nixon-like fear tactics to intimidate advocates of transparency in government
Washington deployed 22,000 troops to Haiti after the January 12, 2010, earthquake despite reports from the Haitian leadership, the US Embassy and the UN that no serious security threat existed, according to secret US diplomatic cables.
Spanish police say they have arrested three suspected computer hackers for allegedly belonging to loose-knit international activist group "Anonymous" that has attacked corporate and government websites around the world..
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
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."
PBS just learned an unpleasant lesson about what happens when you kick an Internet hornet's nest. After televising its "Frontline: Wikisecrets" documentary, the public television consortium's site, PBS.org, was hacked into and defaced by a group calling itself LulzSec -- a combination of the word security and the Internet argot for laughs had at another's expense.
LESS than a month after a new government took office in Japan in September 2009, American officials talked their Japanese counterparts through a longstanding frustration: stalled plans to build a new airbase for American marines on the southern island of Okinawa. According to confidential minutes of the meeting sent to Washington, DC by the American embassy in Tokyo, leaked by WikiLeaks, Kurt Campbell, an assistant secretary of state, said a new airstrip was necessary because of China s growing military strength. But that could not be discussed publicly, 'for obvious reasons'.