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WikiLeaks’ Swedish servers come under attack again

Swedish Web company hosting WikiLeaks reports suspected computer attack, servers unresponsive WikiLeaks’ Swedish servers came under suspected attack again Monday, the latest in a series of online computer assaults that have knocked the secret-spilling group across the Web. The owner of the Internet service provider PRQ said his servers had…

WikiLeaks accuses ‘cowardly’ Amazon of lying

WikiLeaks lashed out at Amazon on Friday for kicking the whistleblower website off its servers, accusing the US company of lying and being “cowardly.” The accusations came after Amazon broke days of silence and provided its first explanation for its decision to no longer provide Web-hosting services to WikiLeaks.org. Amazon…

WikiLeaks.org domain taken down: DNS host cites ‘mass attacks’ as site vanishes from Web

Update: The site has relocated to Switzerland, and is now available at Wikileaks.ch. Read more about the move at the New York Times here. Service on the domain was spotty by mid-Friday. Second update: Since being kicked off Amazon’s cloud, WikiLeaks had been hosted in-part by French firm OVH. French…

Full-body scanners popping up at courthouses

Airports not the only place for full-body scanners; equipment popping up at courthouses Taking a trip during the holidays isn’t the only time that people might get a full-body scan to pass through security. People heading to court to testify, get a restraining order, pay a ticket or answer criminal…

Facebook poised to launch email service: report

WASHINGTON — Facebook, rumored for some time to be planning its own email service, may finally be on the verge of doing so in a move that would send a shot across the bow of Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft. TechCrunch, a leading Silicon Valley technology blog, reported Friday that the…

UK spy boss defends secrecy, nukes key threat

Britain’s top spy, in the first public speech by a serving UK espionage chief, said on Thursday terrorists might hit the West again “at huge human cost” but nuclear proliferation by states was a more far-reaching danger. Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) chief John Sawers, in an address to the Society…

China launches own version of Google Earth

China has launched an official online mapping service as US Internet giant Google continues to hold out on applying for a licence to provide a similar service in the country, state media said Friday. The government-backed service Map World is free and allows users to search for two and three-dimensional…

White House press secretary: My Twitter went haywire

Twitter came under attack on Tuesday as hackers exploited a security flaw to wreak havoc on the microblogging service. Computer security firms said thousands of users, or more, were affected by the bug, which appears to send out or “re-tweet” messages simply by rolling over an infected link with the…

McCain ’08 campaign joked with Secret Service: ‘Shoot out [Palin's] tires’

After John McCain’s presidential campaign decided to withdraw from Michigan, his vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin dissented. Once the Secret Service learned of Palin’s plan to drive to Michigan one morning anyway, it got a blunt response upon asking how to handle it: “Shoot out the tires.” That was but…

Caroline Giuliani’s case set for dismissal in NYC

Giuliani daughter’s NYC shoplifting case to be dismissed if she does day of community service A judge told former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 21-year-old daughter Tuesday to do a day of community service and keep out of trouble to get rid of charges that she stole makeup from a high-end cosmetics…

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