We still don't know everything about the information Google handed over to the government about three WikiLeaks employees, but a lawyer for the search giant has answered one question about the incident. While a gag order prevented Google from the thr...
The spokesperson for Eastern District of Virginia has confirmed that the United States Justice Department's investigation into WikiLeaks continues. The confirmation came when asked to comment on search warrants that were served against Google for data associated with three of the media organization's staff members. Show More Summary
An attorney for Google has told the Washington Post that the company did fight a gag order preventing it from telling three WikiLeaks journalists their Gmail accounts were monitored by the Justice Department as the result of a warrant issued in March 2012. Show More Summary
So the feds tried to get information from Twitter about an Icelandic politician who was supporting Wikileaks. They institute a broad gag order for an indeterminate period of time that's probably unconstitutional, because "we don't like...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, we wrote about how the feds got a warrant demanding all email and other information about three Wikileaks-associated reporters. While the warrants issued in 2012, Wikileaks only found out about it a few weeks ago when Google told them, saying that an earlier gag order had been partially lifted. Show More Summary
A Google attorney says the firm challenged the government's secrecy orders on the search warrants from the start, and was only allowed to notify users when those orders were partly lifted. Read the rest
Search giant says its policy always contests secrecy orders tacked to data requests.
The company says that it fought the warrants and their gag orders, and the reason they weren't able to follow Twitter's suit by disclosing the warrants' existence was that prosecutors were furious over the public backlash when Twitter got to disclose. Read the rest
In the last days of 2014, Stockholm chose a well-known whistleblower to win the Right Livelihood Award: none other than Edward Snowden, the embattled activist behind WikiLeaks. Snowden is both loved and hated by the global community, though Snowden himself holds to the idea that his agenda is one that champions democracy, freedom, and human [...]Show More Summary
Back in the solidarity movements of the 1980s, activists were encouraged to apply for our FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act. Nobody expected the FBI to tell the truth about what it had. It was intended as a protest of the FBI spying on activists. I applied. Show More Summary
SPYING: Feds Spied On Wikileaks’ Journalists’ Emails.
The Justice Department got a warrant to seize contents and metadata on all emails received, sent, drafted or deleted for three WikiLeaks’ staffers' personal Gmail accounts. Read the rest
Google is catching some heat from WikiLeaks after the company revealed that it handed over emails and other data on three WikiLeaks employees to the US government. Obviously, that in and of itself would be enough to ruffle the feathers of the activis...
WikiLeaks is criticizing Google for taking nearly three years to disclose that it surrendered data belonging to three WikiLeaks employees and handed it over to federal law-enforcement officials. Google alerted WikiLeaks on Dec. 24, 2014,...Show More Summary
WikiLeaks, which has kind of a habit of making secret information publicly available, is pretty upset that Google gave in to a Department of Justice order to hand over data including emails and IP addresses associated with several WikiLeaks staff members. Who could blame them? No one likes to be on the receiving end of that level of irony.
WikiLeaks is demanding explanations after it has come to light that Google gave the FBI emails and digital data belonging to three WikiLeaks staff members when warrants were served in March 2012. It’s taken almost three years for Google to admit to WikiLeaks that it handed over the data to US authorities. More »
The DOJ's war on investigative journalism keeps on going. In 2013, it came out that the DOJ was able to get massive phone records of AP journalists in trying to find the source of a leak. Soon after that, it obtained Fox News reporter...Show More Summary
The United States government served search warrants on Google in March 2012 and demanded that the company hand over data from WikiLeaks staff members for the purpose of an investigation into violations of the Espionage Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a larceny statute and a "conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States" statute.
WikiLeaks has complained about Google’s decision not to inform three of its journalists their personal Gmail accounts had been compromised by a Justice Department warrant until December 23, 2014, nearly three years after the warrant was issued in March 2012. Show More Summary