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ACLU: U.S. court may be concealing secret demands for WikiLeaks-related records

It became known last December that a Virginia grand jury investigating the whistleblower site WikiLeaks had issued subpoenas for the Twitter records of three supporters of the group, including a member of the Icelandic parliament. Now the ACLU believes it has evidence that four such demands were issued in secret…

John Ashcroft to lead Blackwater on ethics: report

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, a controversial and polarizing figure from the Bush-era, will lead the U.S. private security firm Xe Services, Inc. in determining its ethics policies going forward, according to report by Spencer Ackerman of Wired Magazine. XE Services is better known by its original name: Blackwater…

‘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…

Target sneered at for mocking home-made Halloween costumes

A Target ad intended to show the inferiority of home-made Halloween costumes as compared to those sold at their stores may have backfired on the retail giant. In the ad, an unhappy-looking child, dressed in an Ironman costume that appears to consist of a cardboard box, a battery-powered LED light…

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