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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…

Hackers infiltrate Italy government website in anti-Berlusconi protest

ROME – The Italian government’s website came under attack from computer hackers on Sunday, police said, after opponents of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said they would target the site to protest against curbs to media freedom. The action was the latest against Berlusconi, who has faced protests since prosecutors opened…

Kucinich demands visit with accused Wikileaks source

A liberal congressman has demanded a chance to visit with accused secrets leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being held in US military custody. “As you know, I am concerned about reports of his treatment while in custody that describe alarming abuses of his constitutional rights and his physical health,”…

Update: Bradley Manning is American, not British, lawyer says

UPDATE: Bradley Manning, the Army private allegedly behind the Wikileaks release of State Department cables, doesn’t consider himself a UK citizen and won’t be pursuing that avenue in his effort to be released from solitary confinement, Manning’s lawyer said Wednesday. In what was widely seen as an attempt to gather…

Bank of America scurries to mount defense ahead of Wikileaks revelations

Fearing that Wikileaks could publish secrets that will damage its reputation, top Bank of America officials are internally investigating what information Wikileaks may possess, as the company’s chief executive officer closely monitors the situation. On November 30, just hours after Raw Story first unearthed evidence that Wikileaks held data exposing…

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!…

‘Disgrace’: Wired editor criticized for withholding Bradley Manning chat logs

Update (12/29/2010): Wired responds to Greenwald’s criticism but still refuses to release the chat logs. Almost two days after Salon’s Glenn Greenwald called for Wired Magazine to release the full chat logs between Pfc. Bradley Manning and Adrian Lamo, the magazine responded with an attack on Greenwald. “Greenwald’s piece is…

Raw Story report confirmed: Bank of America is Wikileaks’ target

LONDON (AFP) – – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday the Swedish women who have accused him of sexual assault had got into a “tizzy” about the possibility they had caught a sexually transmitted disease from him. Assange told the BBC that one account of what happened in August —…

No ‘substantive’ damage from Wikileaks, Biden admits

WASHINGTON — US Vice President Joe Biden says there has been no “substantive” damage to US foreign policy from the WikiLeaks drama, despite embarrassment caused by thousands of leaked diplomatic cables. Biden commented on the fallout from the WikiLeaks campaign in an MSNBC interview broadcast on Thursday and recorded a…

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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