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  • WikiLeaks Cash-For-Votes Exposé Rocks Indian Government
    By on March 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    mage7 writes “While the world’s attention seems to be focused on the events unfolding in Japan and the Middle-east, Indian headlines are being dominated by the latest WikiLeaks’ revelations. The newly leaked cable (dated 17 July 2008) suggests that India’s ruling Congress party bribed MPs in order to secure their votes for a controversial nuclear deal between India and the US. Among other details, it describes how a senior Congress aide showed a US (more…)

  • US Judge Orders Twitter To Give Up WikiLeaks Data
    By on March 12, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    cultiv8 writes “A US judge Friday ordered Twitter to hand over the data of three users in contact with the activist site WikiLeaks. ‘US Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan rejected arguments raised by the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a host of private attorneys representing the Twitter account holders, who had asserted that their privacy was protected by federal law, the First Amendment, and the Fourth Amendment. Buchanan rejected each (more…)

  • WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange’s 60 Minutes Interview
    By on January 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Exclusive: 60 Minutes on CBS News: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, Pt. 1 – 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.


  • Swedish Court Orders Detention of Wikileaks Founder Assange
    By on November 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is likely to be detained for questioning over his alleged connection to a rape case. The Director of Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has requested the District Court of Stockholm to detain Assange, claiming that they have not been able to meet with him to accomplish the interrogations. ‘I request the district court of Stockholm to detain Mr Assange in his absence, suspected of rape, sexual molestation (more…)

  • Newspapers Cut Wikileaks Out of Shield Law
    By on September 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The US press has been pushing for a (much needed) federal shield law, that would allow reporters to protect their sources. It’s been something of a political struggle for a few years now, and things were getting close when Wikileaks suddenly got a bunch of attention for leaking all those Afghan war documents. Suddenly, the politicians involved started working on an amendment that would specifically carve out an exception (more…)

  • Wikileaks Targets the Local News Frontier
    By on December 23, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “Wikileaks has been pretty successful on a global scale — from ACTA documents to East Anglian e-mails, it is the definitive place to find suppressed documents. But some are saying that now Wikileaks should begin focusing on a local level. From the article: ‘The organization has applied for a $532,000 two-year grant from the Knight Foundation to expand the use of its secure, anonymous submission system by local newspapers. The (more…)