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US military threatens soldiers not to read Wikileaks

The US military in Iraq is warning soldiers not to access the documents released by WikiLeaks, informing them it could result in their computers being “sanitized.” An anonymous tipster told Gawker that “the Army’s unclassified, NIPRNET network in Iraq has blocked every major news website because of the Wikileaks issue.”…

Swedish prosecutor denies charges against Wikileaks founder are ‘political’

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A Swedish prosecutor handling rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dismissed suggestions from one of his lawyers Sunday that the case might be politically motivated. And as fresh leaks of US diplomatic cables heaped more embarrassment on Washington, one report suggested that the revelations would force…

Students warned: Read WikiLeaks and you’re out of a government job

Graduate students at US universities are being warned not to read or post links to WikiLeaks documents, or they could be denied work with the US government. Several news reports suggest the State Department has been warning university departments that students could fail security screening if they are seen to…

Exclusive: Wikileaks chief said he has 5GB of secret docs on Bank of America

In an interview published Monday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange revealed that his whistleblower website intends to publish a trove of secret documents exposing the corruption of a major American bank. He declined to say which bank, but he offered what may be a telling hint last year as to who…

Fox News ‘is my favorite,’ Sen. Lieberman declares

Former Dem wishes press would stop reporting on Wikileaks Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman isn’t hiding his love for Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. In a Monday interview on Fox Business News’ Imus in the Morning, the senator from Connecticut declared that the Fox Business Network, Fox News and anything Murdoch owned…

Wikileaks: Next batch of secret documents seven times larger than Iraq war logs

STOCKHOLM — Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks said Monday it was planning to publish nearly three million more secret documents in its next mass release of confidential material, according to its Twitter feed. WikiLeaks did not say when the release would be, nor on what subject, but the number of documents would…

Larry King all but accuses Wikileaks founder of rape

‘Rape is not trivial,’ King tells WikiLeaks founder Only days after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange walked out of a CNN interview because of questions about his personal life, he was back on the network — and the questions continued. In a Friday interview, Assange warned CNN’s Atika Shubert that he…

Iraqi PM personally ran secret army squad: report

Supporters of Nouri al-Maliki say Wikileaks documents are fraudulent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been running a “detention squad” that exists outside the military command structure and may be cracking down on Sunni Muslims who oppose the Shia Muslim leader, according to an analysis of documents in the WikiLeaks…

No Wikileaks release Monday: spokesman

Pentagon asks media not to publish documents REYKJAVIK — An Icelandic spokesman for WikiLeaks said the whistleblowing website would not publish some 400,000 secret military reports on the Iraq war on Monday, but would make new documents public “very soon.” “There are rumours that have been floating around for some…

Wikipedia co-founder slams Wikileaks

KUALA LUMPUR — The co-founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, on Tuesday slammed whistleblower WikiLeaks over its release of Afghan war documents which he said could “get people killed”. Wales also expressed irritation over the website’s use of the term “Wiki” in its name, which refers to a site…

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