The fallout continues to spread over Wikileaks. Now, from the “I can’t believe what I’m reading” department to Julian’s defense! Here’s what the Wikileaks InfoManager found since Wednesday… * PayPal cuts WikiLeaks from money flow
* US tries to keep troops in Iraq away from WikiLeaks
* US agencies curb unauthorized WikiLeaks access
* How WikiLeaks altered the way we see the world in just a week
* Clinton: WikiLeaks cables show diplomacy at work
* Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks Founder’s Rights
* Ron Paul stands up for Julian Assange
* WikiLeaks: Diplo-smack! Making sense of the cable dump
* Could WikiLeaks survive without Julian Assange?
PayPal cuts WikiLeaks from money flow
Online payment service provider PayPal says in a company blog it has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations.
The company said in a blog posting the move was prompted by a violation of its policy, “which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.”
Full story : www.foxnews.com
US agencies curb unauthorized WikiLeaks access
The White House told government agencies to take measures to prevent employees without proper authorization from accessing classified US diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks.
“The recent disclosure of US government documents by WikiLeaks has resulted in damage to our national security,” the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in a message to all federal agencies obtained by AFP.
Full story : www.bloomberg.com
US tries to keep troops in Iraq away from WikiLeaks
The US military in Iraq is trying to prevent soldiers from viewing WikiLeaks documents and has posted a web advisory suggesting they could be breaking the law, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.
The warning, posted Friday, pops up on the US military’s unclassified network, NIPRNet, before soldiers can access news and other websites and tells troops they should not view, download, or forward the secret releases.
Full story : Associated Press
Could WikiLeaks survive without Julian Assange?
Its founder is a wanted man, its systems are under attack, it is condemned from the capitals of the world. But although the future is uncertain for WikiLeaks, the website dedicated to releasing classified information has opened a Pandora’s Box of secret-spilling that will be difficult to reverse.
WikiLeaks, which has triggered global governmental alarm by releasing reams of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, is facing attacks in cyberspace and in the legal sphere. The site is assailed by hackers and has been booted from its U.S. server. Frontman Julian Assange is in hiding and faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
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How WikiLeaks altered the way we see the world in just a week
A torrent of information was released, leading to howls of protest from leaders and WikiLeaks being hounded offline
Shortly before 6.30pm on Sunday night, the first cracks appeared in the dam. The largest ever leak of US government classified documents streamed out online, revealing never publicly seen details about Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan and Russia.
Full story : www.guardian.co.uk
Clinton: WikiLeaks cables show diplomacy at work
The confidential U.S. embassy cables posted online by the website WikiLeaks simply show “diplomats doing the work of diplomacy,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday.
Clinton said she was not making light of the leaked documents, which reveal secret communications from U.S. diplomats around the world and have caused embarrassment for the United States and others.
Full story : CNN Wire Staff
WikiLeaks: Diplo-smack! Making sense of the cable dump
Five bruising accusations from WikiLeaks. And one laurel that will make Sarah Palin’s blood boil … It was a remarkable week for the internet. On Nov. 29, as the first WikiLeaks documents trickled out, many observers dismissed the diplomatic cable dump as mere gossip fodder. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confidently asserted that the fallout would be manageable.
It didn’t take long for things to change. As the pixels fell into place, sexual misconduct charges against Julian Assange quickly took on a new urgency. Interpol issued a warrant for the WikiLeaks leader.
Full story : David Case – GlobalPost
Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks Founder’s Rights
Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is standing up for the founder of WikiLeaks, going against many of his Republican colleagues by defending Assange’s leaks of secret American documents.
In a Thursday interview with Fox Business, Paul said that Julian Assange should get the same kind of protections as the mainstream media when it comes to releasing information.
Full story : www.cbsnews.com
Ron Paul stands up for Julian Assange
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is taking a stand as one of Julian Assange’s few defenders in Washington, arguing that the WikiLeaks founder should get the same protections as the media. Attorney General Eric Holder said this week that the Justice Department is examining whether Assange can be charged with a crime for posting hundreds of thousands of leaked government intelligence documents and diplomatic cables.
Many Republicans have gone even further in their attacks on Assange, especially former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee, who said this week that the source who leaked to the WikiLeaks founder should be tried for treason and executed if found guilty.
Full story : www.politico.com
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