Wiki Leaks

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for those that care or pay attention, Wiki Leaks is

WikiLeaks is an international non-profit media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press.[1] Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents

these guys have released a lot of "cool" stuff over the years.


official website


Wiki Leaks website said:
At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832 reports ('The Iraq War Logs'), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a 'SIGACT' or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout.

The reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 'civilians'; 23,984 'enemy' (those labeled as insurgents); 15,196 'host nation' (Iraqi government forces) and 3,771 'friendly' (coalition forces). The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60%) of these are civilian deaths.

Today they released Cables (Confidential or Secret Files) on what the U.S.A. thinks of other countries or what it has learned from its U.S. Embassies in the last 3 years.

notable stuff:

  • global computer hacking effort: China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government. They have broken into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002, cables said.

  • Bargaining to empty the Guantánamo Bay prison: When American diplomats pressed other countries to resettle detainees, they became reluctant players in a State Department version of “Let’s Make a Deal.” Slovenia was told to take a prisoner if it wanted to meet with President Obama, while the island nation of Kiribati was offered incentives worth millions of dollars to take in Chinese Muslim detainees, cables from diplomats recounted. The Americans, meanwhile, suggested that accepting more prisoners would be “a low-cost way for Belgium to attain prominence in Europe.”
  • For instance, it has been previously reported that the Yemeni government has sought to cover up the American role in missile strikes against the local branch of Al Qaeda. But a cable’s fly-on-the-wall account of a January meeting between the Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Gen. David H. Petraeus, then the American commander in the Middle East, is breathtaking.

    “We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours,” Mr. Saleh said, according to the cable sent by the American ambassador, prompting Yemen’s deputy prime minister to “joke that he had just ‘lied’ by telling Parliament” that Yemen had carried out the strikes.

  • Volatile Libyan leader as rarely without the companionship of “his senior Ukrainian nurse,” described as “a voluptuous blonde.” They reveal that Colonel Qaddafi was so upset by his reception in New York that he balked at carrying out a promise to return dangerous enriched uranium to Russia.

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US cuts access to files as Interpol seeks Assange

some new developments from the information leak.

  • Interpol placed Julian Assange on its most-wanted list and Europe sent out a "red notice" for nations to be on the lookout for the website's founder. whose whereabouts are unknown
  • In Washington, the State Department severed its computer files from the government's classified network
  • While Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, taunted the U.S. from afar on Tuesday, lawyers from across the government were investigating whether it could prosecute him for espionage
  • why they were asked to provide DNA samples, iris scans, credit card numbers, fingerprints and other deeply personal information about leaders at the United Nations and in foreign capitals by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • WikiLeaks has not said how it obtained the documents, but the government's prime suspect is an Army Pfc., Bradley Manning, who is being held in a maximum-security military brig at Quantico, Va., on charges of leaking other classified documents to WikiLeaks. Authorities believe Manning defeated Pentagon security systems simply by bringing a homemade music CD to work, erasing the music, and downloading troves of government secrets onto it.
 

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No one ever thinks of the simple things.

Actually I believe everyone who works there probably has, but realized that there's probably all kind of logs indicating who accessed what information and what they did, and decided they didn't want to be sent to a maximum security prison.
 

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Actually I believe everyone who works there probably has, but realized that there's probably all kind of logs indicating who accessed what information and what they did, and decided they didn't want to be sent to a maximum security prison.

That sounds more likely.

The main thing that gets me about all this is that a month ago I was watching Julian Assange sit down with Colbert and now he's INTERPOL's most wanted. Crazy.
 

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Julian is just this months scapegoat

I wonder if I could look up some of Dooms old missions in the war logs?
 
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more news:


  • The online payment service provider PayPal has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations.
    WikiLeaks' PayPal account redirects users to a German foundation which provides the organization with the money. The Wau Holland Foundation, named after a German hacker, confirmed Saturday in a Twitter message that their PayPal account had been taken down because of the "financial support to WikiLeaks."
  • WikiLeaks had become an Internet vagabond Friday, forced to move from one website to another as governments and hackers hounded the organization, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public.
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he and his colleagues are taking steps to protect themselves after death threats following the publication of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables on their website.
  • WikiLeaks moved its website address to the Swiss http://wikileaks.ch on Friday after two U.S. Internet providers ditched it and Paris tried to ban French servers from hosting its database of leaked information.

wonder if Venezuela will host the site, just to tick off the U.S. government.
 

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and more news

  • Julian Assange, who is now in a British jail fighting extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations.
  • Many U.S.-based Internet companies have cut their ties to WikiLeaks, including MasterCard Inc., Visa Inc., Amazon.com, PayPal Inc. and EveryDNS. Those moves have hurt WikiLeaks' ability to accept donations and support publishing efforts — and touched off a bout of Web-based warfare. by Hackers who gather under the handle "Anonymous."
  • In the Netherlands, a 16-year-old boy suspected of being involved in digital attacks by Wikileaks supporters was arrested
  • "The campaign is not over from what I've seen, it's still going strong. More people are joining, more and more people are downloading the voluntary botnet tool which allows people to command dos (distributed denial of service) attacks," he added.
link and and link
 

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more and more people are downloading the voluntary botnet tool which allows people to command dos (distributed denial of service) attacks," he added.

Yes, this is a brilliant move, people. Download and install software that lets other people - people who are demonstrating the ability and willingness to cripple other computers and websites based on the operators' non-conformance with their personal beliefs and convictions - control your computer. Sign me up!
 

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