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Wikileaks is an international, online, self-described not-for-profit organisation publishing submissions of secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous news sources and whistleblowers. Its website, launched in 2006 under the Sunshine Press organisation, claimed a database of more than 1.2 million documents within a year of its launch. Julian Assange, an Australian internet activist, is generally described as its founder, editor-in-chief, and director. Kristinn Hrafnsson, Joseph Farrell and Sarah Harrison are the only other publicly known and acknowledged associates of Julian Assange. Hrafnsson is also a member of the company Sunshine Press Productions along with Assange, Ingi Ragnar Ingason and Gavin MacFadyen.


The group has released a number of significant documents which have become front-page news items. Early releases included documentation of equipment expenditures and holdings in the Afghanistan war and corruption in Kenya. In April 2010, Wikileaks published gunsight footage from the 12 July 2007 Baghdad airstrike in which Iraqi journalists were among those killed by an Apache helicopter, known as the Collateral murder video. 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 to the public. In October 2010, the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called the Iraq war Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations. This allowed the mapping of 109,032 deaths in "significant" attacks by insurgents in Iraq that had been reported to Multi-National Force – Iraq, including around 15,000 that had not been previously published. In April 2011, Wikileaks began publishing 779 secret files relating to prisoners detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.


In November 2010, Wikileaks collaborated with major global media organisations to release U.S. state Department diplomatic cables in redacted format. On 1 September 2011, it became public that an encrypted version of Wikileaks' huge archive of unredacted U.S. state Department cables had been available via BitTorrent for months, and that the decryption key (similar to a password) was available to those who knew where to look. Wikileaks blamed the breach on its former partner, The Guardian, and that newspaper's journalist David Leigh, who revealed the key in a book published in February 2011; The Guardian argued that Wikileaks was to blame since they gave the impression that the decryption key was temporary (something not possible for a file decryption key). Der Spiegel reported a more complex story involving errors on both sides. The incident led to widely expressed fears that the information released could endanger innocent lives.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (R) and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino attend a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, Aug. 18, 2014.
In his final press conference, beginning around 8 minutes 30 seconds in, Obama admits that they have no evidence of how Wikileaks got the DNC material. This undermines the stream of completely evidence-free nonsense that has been emerging from the ...
A recent post surfaced on 8Chan, indicating how Wikileaks had been compromised. As one would come to expect, that news was utterly fake.
Previously, Assange, who founded the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, said that if Obama were to fully pardon Manning he would hand himself over to authorities to be extradited to the US, where he believes he is wanted for his role in leaking US ...
Paris - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, arguing Wednesday via his lawyers that what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon for the ...
Keeping secrets safe may no longer possible in tightly interconnected world - for individuals, Corporations or governments. In 2007, a loose band of journalists, computer programmers, activists and volunteers - with Australian Julian Assange as the ...
President Barack Obama's decision to commute the bulk of former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking classified materials places Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the spotlight. Just five days prior, Assange offered to ...
Stephen Bassett is a UFO lobbyist from Washington D.C. who is executive director of the Paradigm Research Group (PRG). With his permission, we are showing their list of emails from Wikileaks pertaining to the UFO phenomenon that he has sent to the ...
The mainstream media is focusing on alleged Russian interference in the recent election, but ignoring the fact that Wikileaks exposed real media interference favoring Hillary Clinton. No one wants to say it, but in a way, the leaks provided balance to ...
Assange has denied the validity of the sexual assault claims, but in several Wikileaks tweets prior to Manning's commutation, Assange offered to submit himself to a US extradition in exchange for her release.
A White House official said there was no connection between Manning's commutation and renewed U.S. government concern about Wikileaks in last year's presidential election, or a promise by its founder Julian Assange to accept extradition if Manning was ...
It all started when I went on twitter (as you do) and saw Wikileaks being EXTREMELY butt-hurt about the "illegality" of the Obama administration supposedly leaking information to NBC News.
Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks. Her sentence is now set to expire May 17. She was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 ...
London (AFP) - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will travel to the United States to face charges he says he faces there for whistleblowing only if his "rights are guaranteed," his website said on Wednesday.
The material, which Wikileaks published in 2010, included a classified video of a US helicopter attacking civilians and journalists in Iraq in 2007.
President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. soldier who disclosed classified data to Wikileaks relating to the Iraq war. Manning was originally serving a 35-year sentence, but on Tuesday Obama reduced ...
He claimed the reduction of the 35-year sentence for the former US military intelligence analyst, who handed over sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, "devalues the courage of real whistle blowers who have used proper channels to hold our ...
Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks. Her sentence is now set to expire May 17. She was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 ...
Wikileaks says President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting the former army intelligence analyst clemency, but the decision doesn't make up for the harm Manning has suffered.
London (AP) - Wikileaks says President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting the former army intelligence analyst clemency, but adds that the decision doesn't make up for the harm she has suffered.
Sirta oo ay sidoo kale ku jireen qoraaladii ay isdhaafsan jireen Diblumaasiyiinta Maraykanka ee caalamka ku kala sugan ayaa lagu shaaciyey Shabakada Wikileaks. Arrintaasi oo dhalisa xiisado badan maadaama dalal badan ay ogaadeen qoraalada sirta ...
Wikileaks seemed to indicate Tuesday evening that founder Julian Assange intends to make good on a pledge last year to agree to U.S.
Manning, a former army intelligence analyst, has been serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks. She asked Obama last November to commute her sentence to time served.
Chelsea Manning, who leaked a vast trove of US state secrets to Wikileaks, was granted commutation. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters.
Manning first made contact with Wikileaks in January 2010 - around the same time she posted on facebook that she felt "so alone".
The question is provocative, but the answer is hard. The reaction to Wikileaks' publication of the fruits of Russia's DNC hack raises many puzzles about how we should think about publication of truthful secret information that touches on public affairs.
Although there have been several conspiracy theories regarding Wikileaks and Julian Assange, it is a fact that the pro-transparency organization has been in ...
Trump holds up his notes about an email from Sidney Blumenthal found in Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's inbox released by Wikileaks. Screenshot/YouTube. An unverified dossier provided to US intelligence officials alleges that President-elect ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - According to an alleged e-mail by Hillary Clinton published by Wikileaks, the former United States Secretary of State was willing to discuss a New York Times editorial calling on Washington to ditch Taiwan in return for China ...
Julian Assange could be in danger, supporters fear after a strange tweet from Wikileaks raised the possibility that the controversial whistleblower could be a target for assassination.
NOTE: No present Wikileaks staff, including our editor, have medical, psychological or drug conditions which could lead to sudden death.
Wikileaks said its founder Julian Assange "will agree to U.S. extradition" if President Barack Obama commutes whistleblower Chelsea Manning's jail sentence.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange apparently has a new follower: the incoming president of the United States. Early in January, Donald Trump tweeted Assange's denial that Russia was the source of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee ...
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is more heel than hero, hurting diplomacy with his leaks of American political emails, BU's Paul Hare says.
Sen. Angus King grilled President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for CIA Director about his views on Wikileaks, bringing up a recent tweet that seemed to show support for the organization.
Anyone who has taken the time to read Wikileaks, must see the fallacy in that argument. And contrary to what Gerson writes, Wikileaks has a 10 year history of revealing the truth and has never been linked to the death of any intelligence operatives.
President-elect Donald Trump called Wikileaks "disgraceful" and said there should be a "death penalty" for the site's actions during a 2010 interview.
Angus King grilled President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for CIA Director about his views on Wikileaks, bringing up a recent tweet that seemed to show support for the organization.
Wikileaks' patently strange attack on others publishing leaked documents in circulation among Washington power brokers comes on the heels of a bad night for founder Julian Assange.
In a series of tweets, Wikileaks said: "Evidence mounts as to the lack of credible sourcing for the CIA's report on Russia & Donald Trump.
A recent post surfaced on 8Chan, indicating how Wikileaks had been compromised. As one would come to expect, that news was utterly fake.
Tuesday morning, Wikileaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange hosted a Reddit AMA. It was a surprise reappearance by an elusive and highly controversial public figure.
On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed News released a 35-page dossier of "explosive - but unverified - allegations" that was compiled by an alleged former British intelligence official.
Her reason is that Wikileaks clearly had something to do in the elections' outcome, considering how the Republican candidate Donald Trump took advantage of the publications and used to discredit Hillary Clinton both on the debates and his social media ...
Did Hillary Clinton criticize Michelle Obama in a 2016 Wikileaks email dump? Clinton emailing her daughter insults about Obama is fake.
It is a natural human tendency to want all good things to go together and all bad things to go together. That's why we don't like hearing that Hitler built great ...
Wikileaks brought renewed attention to an audio recording in which Secretary of State John Kerry admits not only that he supported war in Syria for the purpose of overthrowing the government, but that the United States knew about the strength of ...
During a "press conference" Monday morning, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said it was clear that the ODNI report on the hacking of the DNC and former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chief John Podesta was clearly politicized.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Monday denounced last week's U.S. intelligence report on Russian hacking, calling it a politically motivated "press release" that provided no evidence that Russian Actors gave Wikileaks hacked ...


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