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Assange abused my cat, WikiLeaks insider says

BERLIN — Daniel Domscheit-Berg accuses WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of many things in his book presented Thursday, but perhaps the oddest allegation is that he abused the former insider’s cat. “Julian was constantly battling for dominance, even with my tomcat Herr Schmitt,” Domscheit-Berg says in his book “Inside WikiLeaks: My…

WikiLeaks crippled by ex-associates, sources say

LONDON – WikiLeaks’s ability to receive new leaks has been crippled after a disaffected programmer unplugged a component which guaranteed anonymity to would-be leakers, activists and journalists who have worked with the site say. Details of the breakdown are contained in a book by estranged Assange collaborator Daniel Domscheit-Berg which…

Anti-Assange book sparks WikiLeaks war of words

BERLIN – A war of words erupted on Thursday between WikiLeaks and a disgruntled former employee who published a tell-all book dishing the dirt on the whistle-blowing website and its founder Julian Assange. “Inside WikiLeaks” is billed as an account of Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s time as programmer and media spokesman for…

WikiLeaks insider dishes dirt on Assange

BERLIN – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was on the sharp end of some unwelcome exposures himself on Thursday as a former ally spilled the beans on the controversial Australian and his whistle-blowing organisation. “Inside WikiLeaks” is billed as a warts-and-all account of Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s time as chief programmer and media…

WikiLeaks ‘actually based on espionage,’ new ‘Miss America’ declares

Some beauty queens might expect to get questions about world peace. But the question asked of the newly minted Miss America on Saturday night touched on a less generalized topic: secrets outlet WikiLeaks. “Everybody’s talking about the WikiLeaks, how do we balance people’s right to know with the need for…

WikiLeaks allegedly given details on thousands of Swiss bank accounts

LONDON — A former banker behind a previous disclosure by secrets outlet WikiLeaks has turned over a second, larger set of data detailing thousands of Swiss bank accounts, according to claims made at a news conference in London on Monday. Standing outside the Frontline Club where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange…

Gack: “I’m wearing you”

I’m still in travel mode for at least today and tomorrow—hopefully, the blizzard will let us get home on time. I may be lucky enough to post more later today, but right now, I have no time. But I did work all the way until early evening on Christmas Eve!…

If you must be a douche, could you at least not use nauseatingly florid language while you’re at it?

What is it about douchebaggery and overdoing it in the prose department? Well, I know what it is—douchebags are trying to be hyper-intellectual in order to distract from their basic “bitches ain’t shit” message. A nice bit of pseudo-intellectualizing, some nauseastingly overdone prose, and of course going on at length…

Shine on, crazy Wikileaks leaks

Couple of things before I dig into this post: last night’s interview on “Joy of Resistance” on WBAI was a lot of fun, especially since Jill Filipovic was in-studio with me. You can listen to the archived version here, along with their last episode. A lot is covered, but we…

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