Interesting articles

•December 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

No. 1 on my list:
US asked its diplomats, in violation of international treaties, to gather information from UN officials, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, credit card numbers, and ID photos, as well as information on the telecommunications infrastructures, including security measures, passwords, personal encryption keys.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/28/us-embassy-cables-spying-un

Saudi Arabia urges U.S. to attack Iran to stop nuclear programme:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/28/us-embassy-cables-saudis-iran

China’s increasing readiness to accept Korean reunification and ‘to abandon North Korea’:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/29/wikileaks-cables-china-reunified-korea

US pressured Germany not to prosecute CIA Agents who kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured an innocent German citizen
http://www.aclu.org/national-security/us-pressured-germany-not-prosecute-cia-officers-torture-and-rendition

UK promised to “put measures in place to protect [US] interests during the UK inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/30/wikileaks-chilcot-iraq-war-inquiry

Secret agreement between U.S. and UK to allow U.S. to store cluster bombs on British territory despite a ban on them, bypassing the Parliament:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/01/wikileaks-cables-cluster-bombs-britain

US Military contractor DynCorp involved with drugs and hired ‘dancing boys’ in Afghanistan, U.S. asked to ‘quash’ the story:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/02/foreign-contractors-hired-dancing-boys
Here the response of DynCopr to another article concerning this, that was written in a more drastic tone (linked in the response):
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/12/wikileaks_dyncorp_responds.php

Involvement of a leading chinese politician in the hacking of Google:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/dec/04/wikileaks-cables-google-china-hacking

Nato plans to defend Baltics and Poland from Russia:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/06/wikileaks-cables-nato-russia-baltics

Likely correlation between threats by Gaddafi and the release of the Lockerbie-bomber:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/07/wikileaks-gaddafi-britain-lockerbie-bomber

Shell’s grip on/infiltration of Nigerian government:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/08/wikileaks-cables-shell-nigeria-spyin

US lobbyism for Visa & Mastercard in Russia, esp. interesting in light of the recent events:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/08/wikileaks-us-russia-visa-mastercard

Burma seemingly builds secret nuclear and missile sites with the help of North Korea:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/09/wikileaks-cables-burma-nuclear-weapons

Pfizer’s attempted blackmail against the Nigerian attorney general in order make him drop legal action over a controversial drug trial involving children with meningitis:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/09/wikileaks-cables-pfizer-nigeria

Ukrainian freighter carrying tanks and weapons that was captured by Somalian pirates in 2008 carried of several arms shipment to Sudan happening in consultation with the US
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/africa/09wikileaks-tank.html

Latest on ‘CyberWar’

•December 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Who Are the ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Supporting WikiLeaks? | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS.

Including video:

link: MasterCard, Visa targeted in apparent cyberattack

Anon Ops: Manifesto

 

MasterCard apparantly affected by attacks

Recent Cable News

•December 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

BBC News – Hackers ‘hit Mastercard payments’, attack Visa.

Guardian: Shell infiltrated Nigerian Government?

Op-Ed by Julian Assange in The Australian

•December 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Op-Ed by Julian Assange | The Australian.

Read!

 

DDoS War

•December 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Operation Payback (Anon_Operation) on Twitter.

Anonymous lauch pro Wikileaks campaign

Summary of DDoS war between AnonOps, PayPal, PostFinance and WikiLeaks

Assange arrested in London, Update: bail refused

•December 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

BBC News – Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London. A spokesman for City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court said Assange must appear before 12.30pm (local time) unless a judge gives special permission for a later hearing.

Assange’s legal team will fight extradition

Bail refused

One amusing note:

Assange appeared in court in a blue suit, white shirt and no tie.

Asked to give an address he replied “PO Box 4080”. When the question was asked again, he said: “Do you want it for correspondence or for some other reason?” Later he gave an address in Australia.

haha 🙂

Ron Paul: Don’t Blame Wikileaks!

•December 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment