WikiLeaks suffers major breach, prompting accusations and a theory on what went wrong

Jason Ukman The Washington Post 9/1/2011

The full, unredacted versions of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables are floating around online after the security of a WikiLeaks database was compromised.

Thousands of the cables had previously been published, but many of those cables had been carefully redacted to protect the names of individuals who consulted […]

Ex-Wikileaks man ‘deleted files’

BBC News 22 August 2011

A former Wikileaks spokesman claims to have deleted thousands of unpublished files that had been passed to the whistleblowing site.

Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the German newspaper Der Spiegel that the documents included a copy of the complete US no-fly list.

He said he had “shredded” them to avoid their […]

WikiLeaks rival is launching Monday: OpenLeaks

Michael Calderone Yahoo! News 12/13/2010

WikiLeaks hasn’t stopped publishing State Department cables over the past week, despite editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s current imprisonment in London and a possible espionage indictment in the United States. By Monday, WikiLeaks had put 1,344 of its quarter-million diplomatic cables online.

But some former WikiLeaks members believe Assange’s growing notoriety has […]

Now Wikileaks suffers its own leaks

“Julian is incredibly like-able, incredibly enjoyable to be with – if you are agreeing with him. If you criticise him, he is very abusive. He has a very high IQ but very low EQ [emotional intelligence].”

“Our raison d’être was transparency, but we were not transparent ourselves.”

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Wikileaks Julian Assange Tries to Control Leaks in His Organization

Photo: Julian Assange (left) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Jacob Appelbaum/Flickr

A domino chain of resignations at the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks followed a unilateral decision by autocratic founder Julian Assange to schedule an October release of 392,000 classified U.S. documents from the war in Iraq, according to former WikiLeaks staffers.

September 30th, 2010 | Tags: , , , | Category: Afghanistan, Bloggers, Iraq, Military | Comments are closed