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Wikileaks 'hacked ahead of secret US document release'
Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks says it has come under attack from a computer-hacking operation, ahead of a release of secret US documents.
WikiLeaks  hacking  DDoS  attack  20101128 
december 2010 by Vacilando
Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight by Stimulus
In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found.
pollution  unemployment  USA  environment  economy  20101128 
december 2010 by Vacilando
Wikileaks: Bumpy ride ahead for US diplomats
Red faces in Washington? Well yes, almost certainly, and probably in a significant number of other capitals too, not least in the Middle East where a series of leaders and senior figures in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi are quoted as urging Washington to bomb Iran's nuclear programme.
embassy  spying  WikiLeaks  20101128  politics  secret  international  USA  embarrassment  truth  reality  leak  whistleblower 
november 2010 by Vacilando
Gaga among stars quitting Facebook for charity
The celebrities have filmed "last tweet and testament" videos. They will sign back online when the charity raises $1 million. Their videos will appear in adverts showing them lying in coffins to represent what the campaign calls their digital deaths.
blackmail  social_network  celebrity  singer  Facebook  Twitter  charity  20101128 
november 2010 by Vacilando
Wikileaks cables: key issues
The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.
WikiLeaks  whistleblower  leak  secret  embassy  spying  20101128  USA  Pakistan  hacking  nuclear_proliferation  China  Iran  invasion  Saudi_Arabia  biometric  United_Nations  North_Korea  Guantanamo_Bay  Belgium  Italy  UK  Russia  Zimbabwe 
november 2010 by Vacilando
US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis
The cables published today reveal how the US uses its embassies as part of a global espionage network, with diplomats tasked to obtain not just information from the people they meet, but personal details, such as frequent flyer numbers, credit card details and even DNA material.
WikiLeaks  USA  embassy  politics  scandal  20101128  espionage  privacy  intelligence_service  cablegate  from_twitter 
november 2010 by Vacilando
Wikileaks releases secret US embassy cables
Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has released a new set of secret US files. This latest batch of documents - cables sent by US embassies to the state department - is bigger than past releases on Afghanistan and Iraq. It includes reports of Arab states - including the king of Saudi Arabia - urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons programme.
WikiLeaks  leak  politics  embassy  USA  Saudi_Arabia  20101128  hacking  secret 
november 2010 by Vacilando

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