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The CIA Wants To Compromise Your Router

While WikiLeaks isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, if you’re in the IT field and haven’t investigated the Vault 7 release, this article will be of interest to you. In 2017, WikiLeaks published a series of documents describing hacking tools allegedly in use by the CIA. The release published June 15th …

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Apple, Samsung and Microsoft speak out on Vault 7 CIA leaks

In case you missed it last night or this morning, this week, WikiLeaks dropped the largest intelligence agency leak in history, dropping well over 8000 confidential CIA documents outlining the agency’s illicit spying tactics amongst other activities. The first drop in a series of coming ‘Vault 7’ leaks alleged that …

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Julian Assange offers to hand himself in, if U.S. pardons Manning

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent the last four years living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has pledged to hand himself over to the U.S. authorities, but on one condition: that President Obama grant clemency to imprisoned document leaker, Chelsea Manning. Manning, formerly known as Bradley, was a …

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Guccifer hacker sentenced to 4+ years in jail

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The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, has been sentenced to a total of 52 months in jail by a U.S. court, after extradition to the country earlier this year. He plead guilty to several charges relating to hacking various high-profile members of the U.S. political system and has now been …

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Wikileaks drops 300,000 Turkish emails following purges

Wikileaks has managed to drop its near 300,000 Turkish parliamentary emails and documents, despite being hit with a sustained denial of service attack over the past few days. This comes in response to the purges taking place in Turkey following its recent coup attempt, which has seen thousands of political …

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Wikileaks releases trove of CIA director’s emails

Wikileaks has released a number of professional emails of current CIA director John Brennan, after they were hacked out of his AOL account by a hacker who in some cases is cited as being just 13 years old. Supposedly he gained access to the account through social engineering weaker accounts with …

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Slur offers commercial alternative to Wikileaks

Whistleblowing can be a dangerous business. Edward Snowden’s actions over the past couple of years have cost him his freedom and as many a Hollywood movie would show us, it can often lead to loss of life too. Fortunately we live in a world where people have the morale gumption …

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Wikileaks documents show US spied on French presidents

Apparently not content with snooping on the smartphone of the German chancellor Angela Merkel, the NSA also spent over half a decade spying on the last three French presidents, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande between 2006 and 2012, according to some newly leaked Wikileaks documents. Titled, “Espionnage Élysée”, they show …

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Sony decries Wikileaks document release

Whistle blowing website Wikileaks announced yesterday that it had published all of the emails hacked from Sony’s servers as part of the digital backlash it received in the wake of announcing political satire The Interview late last year, and since then people from all over the world have poured over …

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Google gave Wikileaks staffer emails to US government

One of the worst parts of the Edward Snowden revelations back in 2013, was that they explained how it was possible for the US and other governments to force companies to hand over information on their customers without telling anyone. And that’s exactly what looks to have happened in the …

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US government still pushing for restrictive copyright bill

Remember SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? Those copyright enforcing, internet freedom restricting bills were set to be pushed through by governments around the world just a few short years ago, but the internet rose up like an angry swarm and swatted them aside. Unfortunately, the clear distaste the world has for these …

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US’ TPP trade agreement is stalling

It was back in November that we first started to hear details of the SOPA like, US trade agreement known as the Trans Pacific Patnership, that would impose big limits of personal privacy, see worldwide draconian crackdowns on software and media piracy and potentially stop life saving drugs from being …

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Australian Wikileaks site hit by DDOS

The Australian version of the Wikileaks Political Party site has been hit by a denial of service attack. It’s been down for just over 12 of hours and is still very difficult to access at the time of writing. It does appear after a while, but it’s not quick. Claiming …

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Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate

WikiLeaks’ founder and leader, Julian Assange, is reportedly planning to run for a seat in the Australian Senate next year. However Assange is currently being held in England on bail ahead of a possible extradition to Sweden over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women. “We have discovered that it …

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