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U.S. Officials Say Defenses Are up against Alleged Russian Hacking

Posted on October 21st, 2016.

The U.S. has put measures into place that is reported to stop Russia from hacking into emails that could influence the upcoming presidential election, reports NBC News. Back in July, it was reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network...

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Is Russia Really Looking to Hack the U.S. Presidential Elections?

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

Hillary Clinton and her party believe it’s Russia’s fault that various scandals surrounding her and the Democratic National Committee have come to light in recent weeks. From the organization’s early unfair treatment of Bernie Sanders to the fact that the DNC knew Donald Trump was the candidate Hillary could most likely beat, and...

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Julian Assange: Wikileaks is About to Reveal Information That Could Damage Clinton, or Trump, or Both

Posted on October 4th, 2016.

Speaking via video conference at Wikileaks’ ten years anniversary press conference in Berlin, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced the forthcoming, staged release of juicy whistleblowing bits that could impact the ongoing US presidential elections.

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Julian Assange Hints at More DNC Material from WikiLeaks

Posted on July 28th, 2016.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated that there might be a “lot more material” concerning the US presidential campaign released by WikiLeaks in the future. The dark cloud of email scandals has previously loomed threateningly over the DNC presidential nominee. Now, the email scandal engulfing the Democratic National Committee,...

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UN Rules in Favor of Julian Assange, Says Ruling is “Legally Binding”

Posted on February 4th, 2016.

The United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. According to a lawyer representing Assange, this could mean that he’s a free man. A spokeswoman for the Swedish foreign ministry has confirmed the BBC’s scoop of the day. A UN report...

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Julian Assange Likely to Be a Free Man

Posted on February 4th, 2016.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is likely to find himself a free man tomorrow, avoiding extradition to Sweden over a 2012 sexual assault charge that sees Assange currently living in Ecuador’s embassy in London. According to the BBC, the UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is set to rule that Wikileaks founder and one the world’s...

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Breaches

WikiLeaks and CIA Chief Brennan’s Emails; The Roundup So Far

Posted on October 27th, 2015.

The fallout from the social-engineering hack of CIA chief John Brennan’s personal email account continues. WikiLeaks has released a third batch of personal emails. Among information such as an “unidentified Brennan Group,” a detailed dossier of an FBI agent and insight into geopolitical world politics, CIA Director Brennan’s email...

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Communication

WikiLeaks: TPP Could Change White Hat Hacking As We Know It

Posted on October 14th, 2015.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most comprehensive, far-reaching treaty in the 21st century. Its implications are onerous at the very best, and many from all corners of the Internet have pointed out that the agreement, which is now many years in the making, could effectively eliminate sovereignty. Cue the conspiracy theories about a...

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WikiLeaks Releases Text of Controversial Chapter of TPP Trade Deal

Posted on October 9th, 2015.

WikiLeaks has released the final negotiated text of the Intellectual Property Rights Chapter in the U.S. Government’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The whistle-blowing website contends that the intellectual property (IP) rights chapter of the much-debated TPP trade agreement “has perhaps been the most controversial chapter...

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TPP, TTIP, & TISA: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Government Sovereignty and Individual Rights

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

Free speech, including the right to protest, can no longer be taken for granted. According to a newly-released WikiLeaks video (below), multinational corporations have already successfully sued governments on the basis of corporate profits being affected by certain laws. And as the international trade negotiations continue in secret,...

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Politics

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Handshake between the UK and Saudi Arabia

Posted on September 30th, 2015.

Secret cables obtained by WikiLeaks have confirmed a secret deal between the British Government and Saudi Arabia to ensure that both countries were elected to the United Nations’ influential Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2013. The Australian reports a secret handshake that involved vote-swapping may have been the cause for the...

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Saudi Arabia Wanted to Own Hacking Team

Posted on September 28th, 2015.

Leaked emails available at WikiLeaks have revealed a scheme thought up by Saudi Arabia to simply buy Hacking Team outright, rather than continue to pay the outlandish costs for their services. Between 2013 and early 2014, several e-mails were exchanged with the Italian security professionals, who now have a proven history of aiding...

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Cybersecurity

Malware Alert: Files on WikiLeaks Can Infect Your Computer

Posted on August 26th, 2015.

An independent data researcher had originally discovered a massive data dump released by WikiLeaks to contain malware in torrent files made available by the whistleblowing website. Since then, the researcher has also confirmed that some of the files taken from the dump and now hosted on WikiLeaks.org are also malware infected. Josh...

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Opinionated

WikiLeaks: Steinmeier Spying Was About Covering Up Torture

Posted on July 24th, 2015.

According to recent revelations from WikiLeaks dumps, the NSA routinely spied on German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier for reasons that are yet unclear. This is the second major time the United States has been accused to officially spying on Germany, an ally, in recent times. Last summer, there were reports that Chancellor...

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Breaches

Search the WikiLeaks Hacking Team Dump

Posted on July 12th, 2015.

As readers are probably aware, an Italian vendor which worked for governments called Hacking Team, was recently hacked. Their files were made available to the world and are now searchable via WikiLeaks. Also read: Italian Hacking Team Hacked In any case, for now, you can search the archive here. It is very interesting, for instance at...

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Business

WikiLeaks Posts More Leaked Sony E-Mails

Posted on May 5th, 2015.

Readers will remember that last December, with the impending release of ‘The Interview,’ a major breach took place at Sony Pictures.

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Communication

WikiLeaks Moving to International Waters?

Posted on March 27th, 2015.

According to numerous unnamed sources speaking to Fox News, investors in WikiLeaks are working to purchase a boat so they can move WikiLeaks servers into international waters in order to avoid prosecution and outages. The source did not confirm what part of the world the boat would roam in, but the article at Fox News speculated that the...

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Communication

42 Years Before Edward Snowden Leak Finishes

Posted on January 20th, 2015.

The files leaked to the press by former NSA contractor and international fugitive Edward Snowden will take 42 years to reach the light of day, one website that tracks the matter estimates. Since the documents were dumped on Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras in June, 2013, only around 3,400 of the estimated...

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Breaches

WikiLeaks To Monetize Using Slur.io

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

The @wikileaks Twitter account announced the next generation of the platform slur.io with a pair of tweets on Christmas Eve.

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Opinion

Free Speech Can Cost Prison Time: The Barrett Brown Story

Posted on December 24th, 2014.

The United States Constitution was written in the heady days following the American revolution, which was a break from what the founders deemed a corrupt, despotic bastion of totalitarianism. Their contention was not without foundation — elsewhere in the British empire, the Irish were banned from even speaking their native...

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