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Lawyer for Wikileaks' Assange urges U.S. to decide if it'll prosecute

Lawyer for Wikileaks' Assange urges U.S. to decide if it'll prosecute

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, urged the United States to decide if they'll prosecute his client.
Officials: Investigation of WikiLeaks founder Assange is ongoing

Officials: Investigation of WikiLeaks founder Assange is ongoing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have not filed an indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, despite rumors an investigation led to charges, law officials said.

Icelandic MP: Britain spied on Iceland during banking crisis

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A member of the Icelandic Parliament says the British government hacked into Icelandic phone messages during the financial crisis.
Julian Assange appears via Skype at M.I.A. concert

Julian Assange appears via Skype at M.I.A. concert

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared via Skype at British performer M.I.A.'s weekend concert in New York, Rolling Stone reported.

Madeleine Albright: Independent journalism is foundation of democracy

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said independent journalism is the foundation of democracy and a weapon against totalitarianism.
Report: Russia's domestic security agency protects, controls Snowden

Report: Russia's domestic security agency protects, controls Snowden

MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden is protected by Russia's Federal Security Service, which also exerts control over his activities, a Russian journalist said.
NSA denies spying on College of Cardinals

NSA denies spying on College of Cardinals

FORT MEADE, Md., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency denied spying on Roman Catholic cardinals in the run-up to the election of Pope Francis, saying an Italian news magazine was wrong.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.
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NSA leaker Snowden raps U.S. in video

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Former national security contractor Edward Snowden says the Obama administration allows top U.S. officials to lie while persecuting those who tell the truth.
WikiLeaks: Secrets-leaker Snowden met with former U.S. spy officials

WikiLeaks: Secrets-leaker Snowden met with former U.S. spy officials

MOSCOW, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks Thursday revealed secrets leaker Edward Snowden met with ex-U.S. security officials in Moscow, the whistle-blower website said in a tweet.
European lawmakers eye CIA renditions

European lawmakers eye CIA renditions

BRUSSELS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Members of the European Parliament said they were frustrated some members of the European Union were working alongside the CIA on secret interrogations.
Julian Assange declined to meet with Benedict Cumberbatch for film

Julian Assange declined to meet with Benedict Cumberbatch for film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote a letter to Benedict Cumberbatch, praising the British actor, but blasting his film "The Fifth Estate."

13 alleged hackers charged with attacks on anti-piracy groups

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Virginia prosecutors said they have charged 13 alleged hackers for cyber attacks on institutions that would not process donations to WikiLeaks.

Brazil's soybean bonanza hampered by choking ports

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Brazil is set to overtake the United States as the world's largest soybean producer but its exporters face a potentially crippling bottleneck -- congested ports.

The fall of our discontent

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A long, hot and wet summer in Washington risks metastasizing into a "Fall of Discontent."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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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
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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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