WikiLeaks suffers cyberattack

WikiLeaks suffers cyberattack

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A cyberattack shut down WikiLeaks' Web site while the whistleblower group was publishing tens of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables, visitors said.

Iraqi oil deal signed despite U.S. warning

BAGHDAD, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Hunt Oil Co. was warned before it signed a contract with the Kurdish government in Iraq that it might not be dealing in Kurdish territory, cables reveal.
Latest WikiLeaks postings name names

Latest WikiLeaks postings name names

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Nearly 134,000 U.S. cables posted on the Web recently by WikiLeaks list names of people who spoke in confidence to U.S. diplomats, government officials said.

Is China's nuclear power risky?

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- By settling for cheap technology, China has "vastly increased" the risk of a nuclear accident, claim diplomatic cables from the American Embassy in Beijing, The Guardian newspaper reports.
U.S.: Canada's China trade policy weak

U.S.: Canada's China trade policy weak

OTTAWA, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. diplomatic note leaked Wednesday said Canada's business courtship of China in 2007 "resulted in no apparent deliverables," but good press.

WikiLeaks IDs four said to have helped Syrian regime

BRUSSELS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Newly leaked U.S. cables from WikiLeaks identify four men said to have helped finance the Syrian regime or hide money for it.

WikiLeaks: Cuba confides in Coast Guard

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has developed into a productive middleman between American and Cuban officials, diplomatic messages released on WikiLeaks revealed.

Colombian government Web sites shut down

BOGOTA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Several Colombian government agency Web sites were shut down by online activist group Anonymous in its ongoing AntiSec campaign, officials said.
WikiLeaks backers freeze MasterCard site

WikiLeaks backers freeze MasterCard site

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Supporters of WikiLeaks say they partially blocked U.S. credit card giant MasterCard's Web site as revenge for its decision not to take donations for WikiLeaks.
Jail, not bail, for WikiLeaks founder

Jail, not bail, for WikiLeaks founder

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A magistrate in London denied bail Tuesday for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, remanding him into custody on sexual assault allegations arising from Sweden.
WikiLeaks posts list of vulnerable targets

WikiLeaks posts list of vulnerable targets

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks has released a U.S. State Department cable listing sites worldwide with the potential to be high-impact targets for terrorists.
More than 200 sites copy WikiLeaks content

More than 200 sites copy WikiLeaks content

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- At least 208 WikiLeaks "mirror sites" began running after some companies cut their services to the whistle-blowing Web site, The New York Times reported.

WikiLeaks: Bank monitoring irked Europe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Europe quickly soured on a U.S. counterterrorism program to electronically monitor banking transactions, diplomatic cables posted by WikiLeaks said.
WikiLeaks not so public about itself

WikiLeaks not so public about itself

Publishing a superpower's classified documents and facing sexual assault charges are making for an interesting year for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.
JOSEPH CHRYSDALE, United Press International

PayPal, others, cut ties with WikiLeaks

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Finance management Web site PayPal said it had cut all of its ties to WikiLeaks after its release of U.S. diplomatic cables this week.
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The WikiLeaks Internet page showing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is displayed with a Swiss Internet 'ch' address on December 5, 2010. WikiLeaks had to switch to a Swiss Internet address from the normal org address after WikiLeaks released secret United States Embassy Cables. Supporters view Assange as a savior of free speech, whereas critics call him a 'terrorist' for releasing classified material from the United States government. UPI

WikiLeaks is an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents. The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. The Guardian newspaper describes Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, as its director.

WikiLeaks has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine New Media Award. In June 2009, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange won Amnesty International's UK Media Award (in the category "New Media") for the 2008 publication of "Kenya: The Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances", a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights about police killings in Kenya. In May 2010, the New York Daily News listed WikiLeaks first in a ranking of "websites that could totally change the news".

In April 2010, WikiLeaks posted video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians and journalists were killed by U.S. forces, on a website called Collateral Murder. In July of the same year, WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available for public review. In October, the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called the Iraq War Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations. In November 2010, WikiLeaks began releasing U.S. State department diplomatic cables.

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