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NSA, GCHQ WikiLeaks Spying

Report claims NSA spied on WikiLeaks and all of its readers

February 18th, 2014

New documents leaked by former NSA employee turned whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA and GCHQ consistently spied on WikiLeaks in the past years, recording information regarding the people who accessed the site in the process, regardless of their citizenship. The Intercept has seen documents that reveal the extent of WikiLLeaks-related spying that targeted …

Anonymous blows off WikiLeaks, calls Assange a sellout after Lady Gaga dinner

October 12th, 2012

“You’ve changed, Wikileaks. You used to just be about the hacking!” That’s basically the message that hacker collective Anonymous delivered to WikiLeaks this week, as Anonymous sought to distance itself from Julian Assange’s website in a statement posted on its Twitter account. As The Guardian reports, Anonymous “described WikiLeaks as ‘the one man Julian Assange …

WikiLeaks needs a million euros to keep the leaks coming

July 18th, 2012

Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks is desperate for funding and needs “a minimum” of a million euros in order to continue its mission. The organization revealed that its cash reserves have sunken from around $983,600 in December 2010 to less than $120,000 at the end of June, and “within a few months,” reserves will have dwindled to …

WikiLeaks launches encrypted social network

May 22nd, 2012

Backers of the whistle-blowing organisation WikiLeaks recently launched Friends of WikiLeaks (FoWL), an encrypted social network for like-minded individuals. “Friends of WikiLeaks is a network of people from across the globe who defend WikiLeaks, its people, its alleged sources and its mission,” the website’s homepage says. “We publicly and privately promote WikiLeaks and individuals and …

WikiLeaks founder to run for Australian Senate

March 20th, 2012

WikiLeaks announced that its founder and leader Julian Assange is planning to run for a seat on the Australian Senate, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. Despite being under house arrest in England and facing sex crime allegations in Sweden, the group said it is possible for Assange to run. “We have discovered that it …

Wikileaks looks to move servers offshore to avoid prosecution

January 31st, 2012

In an attempt to evade U.S. prosecution, Julian Assange’s investors are said to be in the process of moving Wikileaks’s servers offshore, according to Fox News. Multiple unnamed sources spoke with the news network and said Assange’s financial backers have been going through the logistics of moving the servers to international waters. “They can keep …

‘Anonymous’ launches WikiLeaks for hackers: HackerLeaks

July 1st, 2011

The infamous group of “hacktivists” known as Anonymous Operations on Thursday launched a new tool to aid its digital crusade against targeted governments and corporations. Dubbed “HackerLeaks,” the new site is a tool hackers can use to distribute data anonymously, and it adopts the model popularized by WikiLeaks. Hacker groups like the now-defunct LulzSec used …

Pro-WikiLeaks Amazon, Visa website hackers arrested

January 27th, 2011

An unaffiliated group of pro-WikiLeaks hackers calling itself “Anoymous” finds itself short a few member this evening as multiple alleged culprits were arrested on Thursday in the U.K. The BBC reports that five men were arrested in a series of raids, and they are being held in various locations across England. Allegations against the men …

CIA task force created to look into WikiLeaks; needs a better acronym

December 23rd, 2010

The United States’ clandestine security group — the Central Intelligence Agency — has created a task force to, as the Washington Post reports, “assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks.” The article goes on to note that the WikiLeaks Task Force is better known around the Agency by its …