WikiLeaks suggests questionable database of verified Twitter users
WikiLeaks, a website that once stood for the disclosure of private and secretive government documents but has since gone a bit crazy, has come up with the bizarre idea of creating an “online database” of verified Twitter users and their financial, occupational, and even personal information. The idea was proposed on Twitter, of course, by the WikiLeaks Task Force, an … Continue reading...
Intel report on hacking says Russian interference with US election was ‘boldest yet’
 Today the U.S. intelligence community released a report claiming that the Russian government was behind hacks of American political organizations during the 2016 election cycle and that the hackers acted with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct approval. The new report is a joint effort backed by the CIA, FBI, and NSA and draws on intelligence gathered by all three agencies. A… Read More ...
‘Stop taking down the U.S. internet,’ WikiLeaks implores its supporters
In a message sent out via Twitter (one of the many internet sites affected by the attack on Dyn), WikiLeaks implored its "supporters" to stop attacking the web at large. "Mr. Assange is still alive and WikiLeaks is still publishing." The post ‘Stop taking down the U.S. internet,’ WikiLeaks implores its supporters appeared first on Digital Trends....
WikiLeaks’ Assange is still holed up in an embassy and now he’s had his internet access cut
WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange is still holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. But just as the whistleblowing site is in the middle of posting a bundle of new highly sensitive material, officials have suddenly blocked his access to the internet. The post WikiLeaks’ Assange is still holed up in an embassy and now he’s had his internet access cut appeared first on Digital Trends....
Sheryl Sandberg shoots down rumors of a role in Clinton administration
 Rumors have swirled for months that, if Hillary Clinton succeeds in her bid to become the next U.S. president, she would appoint Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg as Treasury Secretary. But Sandberg shot down those rumors today at the Virtuous Circle conference, hosted by the Internet Association. “I’m staying at Facebook,” Sandberg said when asked during a… Read More ...
Donald Trump irresponsibly asks Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails
 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to steal some of the Democratic Party’s spotlight during the Democratic Convention with yet another puzzling declaration. At a press conference in Florida today, Trump invited Russia (yes, the entire country of Russia) to hack into Hillary Clinton’s inbox and release “the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” Read More ...
Facebook admits to blocking links to Wikileaks DNC emails
Facebook is once again caught in conservative crosshairs after admitting to accidentally blocking users from posting links to Wikileaks files of DNC emails. The incident has once again raised allegations of bias against the social network. The post Facebook admits to blocking links to Wikileaks DNC emails appeared first on Digital Trends....
Democratic National Committee chair steps down following Wikileaks email release
 In a massive shake up just ahead of Monday’s convention in Philadelphia, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced today that she will be stepping down from her role as the head of the Democratic National Committee after the end of the event. The move comes as calls for her to resign have increased in the wake of a massive release of DNC staff member emails by Wikileaks.… Read More ...
Documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm reveal a global web of corruption
 All day, the Internet has been abuzz with stories culled from the “Panama Papers” — roughly 2.6 terabytes of documents, related to hundreds of thousands of offshore companies, leaked from a small, relatively unknown Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca. Read More ...
Wikileaks docs reveal Trans-Pacific Partnership could out copyright infringers
The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't publicly available, but Wikileaks leaked the chapter about intellectual property on the Internet, and it could make things sticky for those who commit copyright infringement. The post Wikileaks docs reveal Trans-Pacific Partnership could out copyright infringers appeared first on Digital Trends....
Assange’s inventive escape plans revealed in secret papers from Ecuadorean Embassy
Leaked papers detailing Julian Assange's life inside the Ecuadorean Embassy reveal a sometimes tense atmosphere, with talk of "clashes with embassy staff, concerns over Assange’s psychological health, and potential escape plans." The post Assange’s inventive escape plans revealed in secret papers from Ecuadorean Embassy appeared first on Digital Trends....
Assange: Sweden to drop sex assault inquiry, but he’s staying put
Sweden's statute of limitations laws means prosecutors look set to drop their investigation into assault allegations made against Julian Assange. He's evaded questioning by hiding away in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, but the story seems far from over. The post Assange: Sweden to drop sex assault inquiry, but he’s staying put appeared first on Digital Trends....
Following WikiLeaks Revelations, Julian Assange Asks For Asylum In France, France Rejects His Request
 It was easy to see it coming. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to Le Monde. Over the past couple of weeks, WikiLeaks dropped multiple documents related to France and Germany. We learned that the NSA monitored French presidents and officials, spied on top French companies and eavesdropped Angela Merkel for sure. Read More ...
NSA sued over surveillance by Wikimedia & more
The NSA may be used to lurking in the shadows and quietly reading our emails, but the ACLU and Wikimedia Foundation aren't willing to let them stay that way, filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government agency's actions. The suit, filed today in the US District Court for the District of Maryland, takes issue with NSA "upstream" surveillance … Continue reading...
Wikileaks’ Julian Assange turns up on stage in Nantucket – as a hologram
When Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said back in August that he was planning to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy "soon," perhaps he was simply referring to a holographic version of himself. The post Wikileaks’ Julian Assange turns up on stage in Nantucket – as a hologram appeared first on Digital Trends....
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange still in Ecuador’s embassy after 2 years, intends to leave ‘soon’
After two years cooped up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on assault allegations, Julian Assange told reporters on Monday he plans to leave the premises "soon." However, UK officials said he still faces extradition. The post WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange still in Ecuador’s embassy after 2 years, intends to leave ‘soon’ appeared first on Digital Trends....
WikiLeaks’ Assange skeptical about Obama’s NSA reforms
There was a time when Barak Obama was defending NSA’s spying actions to the extent that he was supporting the team as patriots that were assigned “an extraordinarily difficult job.” … Continue reading
Movie Studios Target Leaked Copies of Wikileaks Films
Hollywood premiered two films on Wikileaks this year, The Fifth Estate and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. Like most other releases, pirated copies of both films leaked onto the Internet soon after they came out. In an attempt to stop this unauthorized sharing the studios have been sending out numerous takedown requests. While there’s nothing new about major Hollywood studios sending takedown notices, there’s an amusing irony to this case. The studios are trying to suppre...
Movie Studios Target Leaked Copies of Wikileaks Films
Hollywood premiered two films on Wikileaks this year, The Fifth Estate and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. Like most other releases, pirated copies of both films leaked onto the Internet soon after they came out. In an attempt to stop this unauthorized sharing the studios have been sending out numerous takedown requests. While there’s nothing new about major Hollywood studios sending takedown notices, there’s an amusing irony to this case. The studios are trying to suppre...
Movie Studios Target Leaked Copies of Wikileaks Films
Hollywood premiered two films on Wikileaks this year, The Fifth Estate and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. Like most other releases, pirated copies of both films leaked onto the Internet soon after they came out. In an attempt to stop this unauthorized sharing the studios have been sending out numerous takedown requests. While there’s nothing new about major Hollywood studios sending takedown notices, there’s an amusing irony to this case. The studios are trying to suppre...