Recommended by elsterama on December 1, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Amazon.com has taken down the Wikileaks web site under what appears to be pressure from the U.S. government. Senator Lieberman issued a statement saying that Amazon.com has informed his staff that the company has ceased hosting Wikileaks.
Wikileaks latest Twitter update reads "WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free--fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe." Wikileaks' other web site, Cablegate, is still up.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on November 29, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
While much of the focus on Wikileaks addresses the legal, ethical, and security ramifications surrounding the release of secret government documents, the publication yesterday of 250,000 diplomatic cables also raises a number of questions about the existence of, as well as the security of, such a large database of classified government communications.
Recommended by elsterama on November 28, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Wikileaks had set this afternoon as the date to release another round of secret U.S. government documents - this time, over 250,000 classified cables from various U.S. embassies.
Hours prior to the documents' publication, Wikileaks tweeted that the website was experiencing a "mass distributed denial of service attack." But whether or not the site goes down - it's functioning, albeit slowly at this time - the documents released today have already been distributed to a number of international news agencies who are publishing their findings from the trove of leaked documents.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on November 7, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Back in September, we reported that whistleblowing site Wikileaks had hemorrhaged a number of prominent personnel. Now some of those who've left have begun assembling an organization designed to directly compete with its parent. Continue
Recommended by elsterama on November 1, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Note to Android developers: the Google Android Market is open, but it's not that open. After being profiled by the New York Times Bits blog, DLP Mobile's new app Secret SMS Replicator, which forwards all SMS text messages to another device unbeknownst to a phone's owner, has been banned from the Android Market.
The reason? The app violates the "Android Market Content Policy," which states that apps that involve "invasions of personal privacy" are not allowed. Continue
Recommended by elsterama on October 27, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Anonymous whistle-blowing outfit Wikileaks has been criticized for insufficiently redacting (covering or deleting) the names of civilians in its release of Afghanistan war documents. Everyone from the more predictable U.S.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on October 25, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
As most readers probably know by now, Julian Assange, Wikileaks' leader, has gone ahead with the release of 391,832 secret documents related to the war in Iraq. These documents cover most of the period between May 2004 and March 2009.
Recommended by elsterama on October 18, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Take a look this morning at Reuters, the BBC, CNN or any number of other media sources and you'll read that WikiLeaks, the controversial wiki-based site for whistle-blowers, is about to release nearly half a million records pertaining to the Iraq War.Continue