Another day, another leak, another scandal. Except this one has made Wikileaks pale in comparison and made Julian Assange’s hair stand on end. For now, Wikileaks isn’t big bad boy on the block. Confidence and trust in our elected leaders has never been very high. Show More Summary
WikiLeaks has made our democracy stronger and more transparent, argues the renowned political scientist
By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Noam Chomsky had a complex answer when asked if he sees a difference in the role technology companies play compared to Washington lawmakers in protecting and encouraging privacy.
"The threat is that the public will know what the government is up to." Noam Chomsky had a complex answer when asked if he sees a difference in the role technology companies play compared to Washington lawmakers in protecting and encouraging privacy: WikiLeaks is a democratizing force. Show More Summary
Five Years Ago This week in 2011, even as the Defense Department was dragging its heels in fixing the security hole that lead to the Wikileaks disclosure, the government was torturing Chelsea Manning (then Bradley) and courting criticism from a wide array of legal scholars and even mainstream media reporters. Show More Summary
The Panama Papers leak follows Wikileaks, the Sony hack and countless other examples that show data privacy is an illusion
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors still believe an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be upheld, they said on Thursday in reply to the Stockholm District Court that will decide whether to lift the warrant.
First we had Wikileaks. Then we had Snowden. Now we have the Panama Papers. These leaks are a reckoning. They’re a takedown of the rich and powerful, a deliberate exposing of the secret manipulations and machinations of the 1 percent to the cold and pitiless gaze of the 99. The social conditions are [...]
This is Wednesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here. Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, in between meetings at his office last week When Wikileaks published...Show More Summary
As we predicted last week when Wikileaks released an IMF transcript which suggested trubulent times may be ahead for Greece, Reuters today writes that "the leaking of a conference call of International Monetary Fund officials on Greece's...Show More Summary
After similar coups by WikiLeaks and others, we had an idea of who pulled the trigger, and why. Not this time. “Hello. This is John Doe. Interested in data?” That line — apparently written in English and using an American cultural reference —...Show More Summary
WikiLeaks said that the so-called Panama Papers leak that allegedly exposed offshore financial schemes was sponsored by the US. According to WikiLeaks, the leak is an information attack against Russia and more so, personally President Vladimir Putin.
The WikiLeaks founder speaks to Richard Gizbert about secrets, leaks and why all 11.5 million files should be published.
The international whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks claims the U.S. Agency for International Development and American hedge fund billionaire George Soros funded the attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin that was part of theShow More Summary
WikiLeaks Blasts Panama Papers Journalists On Twitter The pro-government transparency activists at WikiLeaks have been critical of the decision to curate the massive Panama Papers data leak instead of creating a publicly searchable database. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the international whistleblowing organization said on Twitter that the Panama Papers data leak was produced by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), "which targets Russia and [the] former USSR."Show More Summary
After similar coups by WikiLeaks and others, we had an idea of who pulled the trigger, and why. Not this time
The last few days days have been rife with speculation about the motivation, if any, behind the release of the Panama Papers, with the most prominent example coming from Wikileaks two days ago on Twitter which accused the journalistShow More Summary
OSLO/REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - A poet and former WikiLeaks supporter who says revolution is her favorite word, Birgitta Jonsdottir would probably become Iceland's next prime minister if elections were held tomorrow. She leads the PirateShow More Summary
Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 2.6 terabytes The magnitude of leaks appears to be growing only larger: Compared to the 1.73 gigabyte leak WikiLeaks obtained of State Department communications, the latest reveal of 2.6 terabytes of data from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca takes […]