Pakistan's civilian government complained to the US that it was being kept in the dark about American funding to the military and that money provided for the war on terror had been used for other purposes, according to secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.
The Wikileaks cables keep coming, and we ve pored through them to find the most interesting news related to Los Angeles. Mostly LA seems to be a haven for international organized crime; many of the other cables discuss relations with Latin America vis-a-vis Los Angeles, but aren t specific to our city.
IT STILL beggars belief to consider that the American government treats the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables as classified, making it is illegal for US officials who lack the proper security clearance to go online and read them something any middling journalist or al-Qaeda operative can do. It actually sets up a situation whereby American diplomats must interact with foreign counterparts who may be better informed than they are.
In the latest WikiLeaks dump of classified government documents, hundreds of risk-assessment files on Guantanamo Bay detainees tell a "he said, he said" story of terror plots considered and potentially planned as a follow-up to the 9/11 attacks.
A federal grand jury in Virginia is scheduled to hear testimony on Wednesday from witnesses in one of the government's biggest criminal investigations of a national security leak. Prosecutors are trying to build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose website has embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing sensitive diplomatic and military information.
In January 2010, more than 130 people gathered to celebrate the opening of Room B-28, a 'hacker space' in the basement of the computer science building at Boston University. The room had two rows of computers running open-source software, and, in conformity to the hacker ethic, its walls were painted with wildly colored murals, extensions of the free expression to be practiced there.
Wikileaks has given us a flavour of the American embassy's reporting to Foggy Bottom on the vexed subject of Bulgaria's media. It could be a clever fake by Bulgaria's enemies (or America's) but it rings true.
Anyone surfing the Internet this week is free to read leaked documents about the prisoners held by the American military at Guant namo Bay, Cuba, to print them out or e-mail them to friends.
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.
Authorities at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, regarded Pakistan's national intelligence agency, or ISI, as either involved in or supporting terrorism, according to leaked documents made public Monday, a designation that could anger leaders in the nuclear-armed Muslim country and worsen a relationship already marred by deep distrust.
Detainees from Yemen and Saudi Arabia are the most problematic, according to classified documents released by WikiLeaks. And with Yemen roiled in political upheaval, some worry that the former inmates will see an opportunity.
He peers out from the photo in the classified file through heavy-framed spectacles, an owlish face with a graying beard and a half-smile. Saifullah Paracha, a successful businessman and for years a New York travel agent, appears to be the oldest of the 172 prisoners still held at the Guant namo Bay prison. His dossier is among the most chilling.
A senior Al Qaeda military commander strongly warned Khalid Shaikh Mohammed not to kill Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, cautioning him "it would not be wise to murder Pearl" and that he should "be returned back to one of the previous groups who held him, or freed."
Most of those remaining at the Guantanamo Bay military prison are considered "high-risk" detainees who if released would pose grave threats to the U.S. and its allies, as did a third of those set free earlier, according to thousands of pages of classified documents being made public by WikiLeaks.
On Sept. 11, 2001, the core of al-Qaeda was concentrated in a single city: Karachi, Pakistan. At a hospital, the accused mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole was recovering from a tonsillectomy. Nearby, the alleged organizer of the 2002 bombing in Bali, Indonesia, was buying lab equipment for a biological weapons program.
Nearly 800 classified U.S. military documents obtained by WikiLeaks reveal extraordinary details about the alleged terrorist activities of al Qaeda operatives captured and housed at the U.S. Navy's detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A trove of more than 700 classified military documents provides new and detailed accounts of the men who have done time at the Guant namo Bay prison in Cuba, and offers new insight into the evidence against the 172 men still locked up there.
The sputtering end of the Obama administration s plans to prosecute Khalid Sheik Mohammed in federal court came one day late last month in a conversation between the president and one of his top Cabinet members.
The Army private suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks arrived Wednesday in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he will stay at a state-of-the-art facility that Pentagon officials say provides extensive mental, emotional and physical health care.
A Pentagon official says the Army private suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks is being moved to a state-of-the-art facility at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. But the Pentagon's general counsel says this does not suggest that the soldier s treatment of the soldier at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., was inappropriate.
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.
The State Department has been secretly financing opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Washington Post reported, citing previously undisclosed diplomatic documents provided to the newspaper by the WikiLeaks website.
A United Nations diplomat charged with investigating claims of torture said Monday that he is 'deeply disappointed and frustrated' that U.S. defense officials have refused his request for an unmonitored visit with Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of passing classified material to wikileaks.
The Bush administration was so intent on keeping Guantanamo detainees off U.S. soil and away from U.S. courts that it secretly tried to negotiate deals with Latin American countries to provide "life-saving" medical procedures rather than fly ill terrorist suspects to the U.S. for treatment, a recently released State Department cable shows.
Why Bradley Manning, this former intelligence clerk without terrorist connections or secrets to hide should be treated with a cruelty that no dog pound would tolerate remains a mystery. But that nastiness may be lucky, in a bizarre way, because what the ACLU primly calls "the gratuitously harsh" nature of his captivity has finally put Pvt. Manning in the news.
Before he was in the national spotlight, Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who now faces charges of giving classified material to WikiLeaks, was an isolated young man with a troubled family life, according to Frontline correspondent Martin Smith.
Three WikiLeaks backers appealed a magistrate judge's ruling allowing U.S. prosecutors to review their Twitter account data in a criminal probe of leaks of classified information.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took to the floor of both houses of Parliament on Wednesday to defend himself and his party from a growing furor over a WikiLeaks cable alleging government corruption
THE system for keeping secrets in a democracy has never consisted solely of the government and its decisions about what to classify. It includes the traditional, institutional press, which sometimes - in fact, every single day - chooses not to publish everything it knows.
Wearing T-shirts and carrying signs bearing the smiling image of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, hundreds of people rallied Sunday outside the base where he is being detained on charges of providing classified data to WikiLeaks.
The U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigned Saturday amid furor over a leaked diplomatic cable in which he complained about inefficiency and infighting among Mexican security forces in the campaign against drug cartels.
A WikiLeaks cable suggesting Indian government payoffs to lawmakers to secure support for a controversial nuclear deal in 2008 rocked the parliament Thursday, when opposition parties demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Army Private First Class Bradley Manning sleeps under tear-proof blankets. Guards check on him every five minutes; if his face isn't visible, they wake him to make sure he's O.K. And every night that he spends at the Marine brig in Quantico, Va., for allegedly providing WikiLeaks with hundreds of thousands of classified government documents, he is stripped naked, ostensibly for his own safety.
We first interviewed Mr. Brian Manning after he had come from a visit to the Quantico Brig where he says he had met twice with Bradley -- for 90 minutes on Saturday, the 26th and three hours on Sunday, the 27th. The next day, he sat down with us for an on-camera interview.
Ever since those first cables from Tunis leaked on Dec. 7, 2010, informing the world that Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's extended family was a "quasi-mafia" and that his son-in-law's "over the top" mansion housed not only an infinity pool but also a tiger who fed on "four chickens a day," WikiLeaks has been intimately bound up with the revolutions. Indeed, the Tunisian uprising began only 10 days later, and its shock waves have spread across the Arab world.
Military jailers are forcing Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old soldier accused of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks.org, to strip naked in his cell at night and sleep without clothing, a requirement his lawyer says was imposed after Manning made a "sarcastic quip" about his confinement.
A lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks, has complained that his client was stripped and left naked in his cell for seven hours on Wednesday.
Soon after Coca-Cola decided to move into Libya in 2005, it received a harsh lesson in how the personal jealousies and brutality of the feuding family of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi shape the nation s economy.
The U.S. Army Wednesday notified Pfc. Bradley Manning, a prime suspect in the WikiLeaks case, that he now faces 22 more charges in connection with allegedly downloading secret information from computers in Iraq.
A British court on Thursday ordered Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, to be extradited to Sweden to face accusations of sexual abuse. His lawyers have seven days to appeal the ruling and immediately indicated that they would do so.
After New Year s Day 2009, Western media reported that Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of the Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, had paid Mariah Carey $1 million to sing just four songs at a bash on the Caribbean island of St. Barts.
As Libya spiraled further out of control today, WikiLeaks posted two new cables from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli detailing the family squabbles of strongman Muammar al-Qaddafi's family. Both are from March 2009, and both are signed by U.S. Ambassador Gene Cretz, the United States' first ambassador in Libya since 1972, who lost his job last month following the release of the infamous "voluptuous blonde" cable (and/or other more serious dispatches) he had signed
You resigned as the No. 2 at WikiLeaks in September, and you write in your new book, "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, that you might resort to violence if you saw WikiLeaks's founder, Julian Assange, in person again. Of all the awful things you describe him doing, what was the most hurtful?
Tuesday morning the U.S. government will attempt its first round of legal battles against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks - and they'll do it via Twitter. The U.S. Attorney General brought an action against Twitter, demanding that it disclose information about people who have used Twitter from WikiLeaks.
Leaked U.S. diplomatic cables claim NATO is not impressed by Russia's military capabilities because its forces rely on aging equipment, lack strategic transport and suffer from manpower shortages
A U.S. diplomat called Equatorial Guinea's dictator of 31 years one of "the good guys" in leaked diplomatic cables and urged Washington to engage with its third largest oil supplier or risk endangering energy security. In 2009 cables published by WikiLeaks, Anton K. Smith, the ranking U.S. diplomat at the time, described a country beset by foreign and homegrown predators, "sharks ... buccaneers and adventurers," since U.S. wildcatters discovered oil in 1994.
As an economic crisis began gripping Cuba in early 2009, U.S. diplomats in Havana reported the island was better equipped to withstand the blow than when its Soviet subsidies collapsed in 1989.
Three people associated with the anti-secrecy Web site WikiLeaks are asking a federal judge in Alexandria not to force the social-networking site Twitter to turn over data about whom they communicate with online.
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.
The death of former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva is that country's equivalent of the John F. Kennedy assassaination: a national mystery around which so much speculation circulates that no truth will probably ever be known.
Business Insider's The Wire spoke to Mitchell about the unprecedented media impact of WikiLeaks, its tempestuous relationship with major media outlets, and the intense controversy and scrutiny Julian Assange has undergone.
U.S. investigators have been unable to uncover evidence that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange induced an Army private to leak government documents to his website, according to officials familiar with the matter. New findings suggest Pfc. Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst accused of handing over the data to the WikiLeaks website, initiated the theft himself, officials said.
Resisting a Swedish attempt to extradite him to face accusations of sexual misconduct, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, returned to court for a second day on Tuesday after his lawyers said he would not receive a fair trial if he were sent to Sweden.
Two months after Somali pirates made their debut in the international spotlight by hijacking the MV Faina, a ship filled to the brim with Ukranian tanks and weapons, the U.S. government sent a cable from London with alleged details about the piracy circuit, recounted during a debriefing with a Canadian captain who had recently escorted an aid ship ashore
A classified cable sent to Washington from the United States Embassy in Cairo in 2008 reported that a disgruntled midlevel Egyptian officer corps referred to the country s powerful defense minister, Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, as Mubarak s poodle incompetent and archaic but intensely loyal to his now-besieged president.
Leaked Swedish police documents on the Julian Assange sex cases raise key questions for both sides about the allegations. Was one of the WikiLeaks founder's Swedish lovers asleep during intercourse? Did she consent to unprotected sex? Those answers will determine whether rape was committed under Swedish law.
Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have set up a Facebook page asking for donations to his legal defense fund. As of Friday afternoon, about $5,700 had been raised on the site, which featured a picture of Assange with the words, "I need your help. Please give."
Army investigators have concluded Iraq war commanders in desperate need of intelligence analysts ignored recommendations from low-level military officials at Fort Drum who said Pfc. Bradley Manning -- the accused source of the WikiLeaks document scandal -- was not fit for deployment because of behavioral problems, a military official tells Fox News.
As many as four men from Qatar are suspected of aiding the Al Qaeda hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, but investigators concluded in the days following the attacks that there was insufficient evidence to charge the suspects, law enforcement sources told Fox News on Tuesday.
Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for what many consider as the world's top accolade until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals.
Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says once again he's done nothing wrong in releasing secret U.S. documents, noting he's never asked anyone to take the classified material. Assange, in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" scheduled to air Sunday, denied encouraging anyone to leak the secret U.S. military and diplomatic material.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had executed more than 40 search warrants in the United States on Thursday as part of an investigation into an international group of computer hackers who attacked corporate Web sites last year in a show of support for WikiLeaks.
The FBI issued more than 40 search warrants around the United States on Thursday, including several in the Bay Area, as part of its investigation into the coordinated cyber attacks against major companies that cut off donations to WikiLeaks.
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.
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 lawyer for an Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks says he hopes a new brig commander will ease the soldier's confinement conditions.
WikiLeaks hopes to enlist as many as 60 news organizations from around the world in a bid to help speed the publication of its massive trove of secret U.S. diplomatic memos, the site's founder said Tuesday.
This past June, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, phoned me and asked, mysteriously, whether I had any idea how to arrange a secure communication. Not really, I confessed. The Times doesn t have encrypted phone lines, or a Cone of Silence. Well then, he said, he would try to speak circumspectly. In a roundabout way, he laid out an unusual proposition: an organization called WikiLeaks, a secretive cadre of antisecrecy vigilantes, had come into possession of a substantial amount of classified United States government communications.
A set of 10 diplomatic cables released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks offers some insight into the recent upheaval in Tunisia and starts to answer the question of why so many Tunisians took to the streets to topple their leader.
A biopic on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, billed by producers as a suspenseful drama "thriller," is heading for the bigscreen. Josephson Entertainment and Michelle Krumm Prods. have jointly optioned feature rights to Australian reporter Andrew Fowler's upcoming biography "The Most Dangerous Man in the World."
Oscar-winning documentary director Alex Gibney has found his next hot-button film subject. Universal Pictures has just acquired a documentary that Gibney will direct about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
WikiLeaks, condemned by the U.S. government for posting secret data leaked by insiders, may have used music- and photo-sharing networks to obtain and publish classified documents, according to a computer security firm
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.
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.
Internal U.S. government reviews have determined that a mass leak of diplomatic cables caused only limited damage to U.S. interests abroad, despite the Obama administration's public statements to the contrary.
In an in-depth feature on Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange, Chinese current affairs magazine Xinmin Weekly writes: "We can predict: perhaps in the not-so-distant future, you, me, him, everybody could be Assange."
A former Swiss bank executive said on Monday that he had given the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, details of more than 2,000 prominent individuals and companies that he contends engaged in tax evasion and other possible criminal activity.