Struggling Wikileaks stops publishing classified files - BBC News

Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by Ada Fucking Lovelace, Oct 24, 2011.


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  2. Xenu Is Lord Member

    This is the Nazi bullshit of a capitalist state. Send money orders!
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  3. veravendetter Member

    I think I probably agree with you, but to save our blushes please don't say this again.
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  4. The Wrong Guy Member

    Silenced: WikiLeaks shuts down, Assange vows to fight

    Assange on WikiLeaks shutdown & fighting blockade

    The internet whistleblower Wikileaks is suspending operations to focus on fund-raising instead. Its founder Julian Assange, speaking at a news conference in London, said a financial blockade imposed by American financial institutions cut off most of the website's funding. RT's Ivor Bennett was at the conference.
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  5. heatberd Member

    blockade" had been imposed by Bank of America

    Aren't they out of business anyway?
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  10. Anonymous Member

    So will I get my wikileaks mouse pad or not?
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  12. Anonymous Member

    The real reason why wikileaks stops publishing is because a ) Assange is too fucking retarded to fix his submission system, b) no real whistleblower trusts wikileaks anymore c) Assange wants money.
  13. The Wrong Guy Member

    WikiLeaks Funding Killed By Corporations

    Companies such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Western Union have not let their customers use their services to donate money to the Julian Assange founded WikiLeaks. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.
  14. DeathHamster Member

    Why aren't people going to jail for bank fraud?
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  15. wolfyrik Member

    Because they're the bankers and they've made too much money from the fraud. This is the west, matey. If you're facking rich,however you got there (oh and white male), the law is always on your side...however much you break it.
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    BreakiingNews Breakiing News
    BREAKING: Wikileaks to release detailed document on what Willis was talkin' 'bout.
    10 hours ago
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  18. The Wrong Guy Member

    FreeAssangeNow Free Julian Assange!
    WikiLeaks bids to end credit card ban so it can start sending out… #FreeAssangeNow
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    WikiLeaks bids to end credit card ban so it can start sending out confidential documents again | Mail Online

    Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks will resume releasing confidential documents if it can end a bitter dispute with Europe’s biggest credit card company.

    Talks between the controversial website and Visa Europe will take place at the Icelandic embassy in London on Wednesday.

    WikiLeaks was forced to stop publishing documents last month because of financial problems resulting from credit card companies blocking supporters’ donations from being processed.

    The financial embargo was triggered by concerns raised by the US Government that the releases had put lives at risk.

    Iceland – with which WikiLeaks has business links – has taken a leading role in trying to end the blockade in Europe. Benedikt Jonsson, Iceland’s ambassador in London, said: ‘We alerted both parties that the embassy would host a meeting if that could help solve the dispute.’

    WikiLeaks lawyer Sveinn Andri Sveinsson confirmed the meeting was taking place.

    Visa Europe declined to discuss the meeting, but a spokesman said: ‘When a merchant wants to accept Visa payments, it must abide by our regulations and also the applicable laws in the country or countries where the cardholder and merchant are based.’

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  19. The Wrong Guy Member

    2011-11-06: Wikileaks Emergency Funding Drive | WL Central

    Unfortunately, Wikileaks has made a lot of powerful enemies. Since December 2010, in the wake of its highest profile publishing efforts thus far, a new and worrying suppression strategy has been in effect. The very financial organizations across whose infrastructure private individuals make their donations have put Wikileaks behind a financial blockade. Bank of America, Western Union, Paypal, Visa and Mastercard have blacklisted Wikileaks, disallowing donations using credit cards or money transfer. It is no longer possible for ordinary people to transfer donations to Wikileaks. The effect has been - as reported in this press conference held recently by Wikileaks - to block over 95% of the donations Wikileaks needs to survive.

    In February the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Timothy Geithner, concluded that there were no legal grounds for putting Wikileaks on its SDN blacklist. The actions by the blockading institutions are purely discretionary - having no legal basis - and seems calculated only to fatally marginalize Wikileaks. The blockade amounts to an unlawful use of financial power to silence an institutional actor for political reasons. This is an unprecedented attack on freedom of expression. If our financial institutions successfully manage to eliminate Wikileaks, an extremely worrying precedent is set for all organizations that rely on donations by similar means.

    For the past year, Wikileaks has managed to survive on reserve funds, and, although crippled in many of its functions, continue with publishing. On the 10th of October 2011, Wikileaks announced that it had shut down publishing operations as a result of the financial difficulties it has suffered under the blockade.

    In order to break the blockade, Wikileaks must mount legal challenges against the decisions of the financial institutions. Along with the Icelandic company Datacell, Wikileaks is pursuing a competition law complaint with the European Commission, which, it is hoped, will give rise to an investigation into monopolistic practices by banking institutions against Wikileaks and associated organizations. It is therefore necessary for Wikileaks to direct its remaining resources towards this end. The consequences of this bid will be wide reaching. If Wikileaks is not successful, we can expect to see other non-government organizations and human rights advocacy groups targeted by similar means when they attempt to stand up to systematic injustice carried out by the powerful.

    This places Wikileaks in dire need of funding. It remains possible - although more difficult - to donate money to the organization. Alternative means of getting money to Wikileaks are listed here. A donation to Wikileaks at this time goes beyond support for the organization itself, and amounts to an investment in your own freedom to donate your money to worthwhile causes of your own choosing. It is also a significant investment in freedom of expression globally, at a time when that freedom is crucially in question.

    Freedom of speech should be free, but it is not. Wikileaks' very future is now in jeopardy. There has not been a time at which Wikileaks was more in need of your support. Even a small donation will be unusually significant in furthering the cause of justice in the world. As independent supporters of Wikileaks' work, WL Central appeals to all readers to consider giving generously to Wikileaks in the days ahead.

    Donate to Wikileaks Here.

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  20. 1Catherine Member

    The reaccuring theme of peoples response to Wikileaks is to regurgitate the perverted media reports and the nasty catch-phrase titles that have nothing to do with the intellectual construct. You owe a duty of Honorable Loyalty to the people who are defending your unwitting ignorance with highly sophisticated technology. Some of them are the reason you still have a moments chance to stand together against perverted corporate cluster agendas whereby brutality is hidden in complexity.

    Julian Assange said this in 2010 at the Olso Freedom Forum:

    Wikileaks has a situation where a mathematical, intellectual construct may hold up against superpowered weapons of mass destruction. Or against Police force who attack in violation of the constitution and in violation of their penal codes. And the Judges who violate peoples freedom by giving their self the liberty to over-extend their judicial power. Anonymous that are true Anons are helping to support that.
    btw, Thanks for letting me put all this in CONTEXT ..........................................
  21. The Wrong Guy Member

    Quoted from

    WikiLeaks press conference on Dec. 1st

    Online security and the reopening of the submission system

    On December 1st, WikiLeaks will host a press conference which will expose extraordinary privacy threats to journalists, sources and others as well as launch a new phase for WikiLeaks, just over a year after the Cablegate release.

    WikiLeaks is building a state-of-the-art secure submission system. Constructing the system is very complex. Due to the deteriorating state of internet security which directly impacts the ability of sources to communicate with journalists and human rights activists securely, WikiLeaks has decided to postpone the launch initially scheduled for Monday 28th 2011 in the interest of source protection. WikiLeaks' new public electronic drop box is substantially more advanced than its predecessor.

    Online security has become severely and irreversibly compromised over the past months. Over a year or longer SSL certificates have been penetrated by various organised crime groups and intelligence agencies. The entire SSL system, which is the mechanism that guarantees security and anonymity online, has been compromised. SSL is beyond repair.

    The press conference will be in central London at 12:30. PM. Location of the press conference will be announced early next week as well as information on those present.

    Places will be limited so please register your attendance by emailing:

    Three people, including a camera, will be allowed per organisation.
  22. Anonymous Member

    Wonder when we'll get an Anonymous press company?
  23. The Wrong Guy Member

    WikiLeaks delays more secure whistleblower system | Naked Security

    WikiLeaks has indefinitely delayed the release of a new system for whistleblowers to remain anonymous while submitting tips, according to a report from The Financial Times.

    A new, more secure version of the electronic submissions system, which has been offline for a year, was scheduled to roll out on Monday.

    In its Twitter feed over the weekend, WikiLeaks described construction of the new system as "very complex."

    Constructing the system is very complex. Due to the deteriorating state of internet security which directly impacts the ability of sources to communicate with journalists and human rights activists securely, WikiLeaks has decided to postpone the launch initially scheduled for Monday 28th 2011 in the interest of source protection.

    WikiLeaks has taken a beating over the past year. The organization, founded by Australian citizen Julian Assange, has seen its SSL certificates penetrated by "various organised crime groups and intelligence agencies," WikiLeaks reported, to the extent that online security has become "severely and irreversibly compromised."

    In fact, according to WikiLeaks, the entire SSL system, which is supposed to guarantee online security and anonymity, has been compromised. "SSL is beyond repair," the organization says.

    WikiLeaks will hold a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 1, as it launches a "new phase" in its operations.

  24. socacity Member

    Fundraising drive in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
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