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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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Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks over alleged election conspiracy ... Trump another potential legal headache Friday, filing a federal lawsuit that alleges an illegal election conspiracy between his presidential campaign, the Russian government, the WikiLeaks organization and others.
US Democratic party sues Donald Trump, Russia and WikiLeaks. The multi-million dollar lawsuit alleges the 2016 election campaign was disrupted to help Donald Trump win. Added 3 hours ago. FShareTTweetBMailJTumblrGShareLLinkedInWWhatsAppQSMS ...

This morning I saw a lot of excitement and happiness from folks who greatly dislike President Trump over the fact that the Democratic National Committee had filed a giant lawsuit against Russia, the GRU, Guccifier 2, Wikileaks, Julian Assange, the Trump campaign, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul ...
The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit today asking for millions of dollars from the Russian government, WikiLeaks, and the Trump campaign for Russia's "all-out assault on our democracy ... hurting the Democratic Party and electing Donald Trump." The big picture: The last time the DNC used a ...
Unable to load video. A major lawsuit from the Democratic National Committee, targeting the Russians, the Trump campaign and Wikileaks for conspiring to help the President win the 2016 election. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story. Published: 1:28 PM EDT April 20, 2018. Updated: 2:22 PM EDT April 20, 2018 ...
Document: DNC Sues Russia, Trump Campaign and WikiLeaks for Election Interference ... Court for the Southern District of New York against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and associated persons, and WikiLeaks, alleging an illegal conspiracy to influence the outcome of the election.

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Democratic National Committee has filed a lawsuit against the Russian government, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign, and its associates, arguing that the parties conspired to influence the 2016 presidential campaign in a way that damaged the Democratic Party. The complaint ...
(CNN) -- Here's a look at WikiLeaks and the trial of Chelsea Manning. Facts:WikiLeaks is an organization that facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information through its website. It was founded in 2006 by Julian Assange, activist, computer programmer and hacker. Chelsea Manning, a former Army ...
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Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks over alleged election conspiracy ... Trump another potential legal headache Friday, filing a federal lawsuit that alleges an illegal election conspiracy between his presidential campaign, the Russian government, the WikiLeaks organization and others.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said in a summary report released Thursday that some aides to Donald Trump's campaign made “ill-advised” contacts with WikiLeaks, but there was no evidence of collusion with Russia. On a party-lines vote, the committee voted to end its investigation ...
Even before all this, though, Cambridge was under scrutiny in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election — both because Nix contacted Julian Assange of WikiLeaks that summer to discuss hacked Democratic emails and because of broader ...
John Podesta said Wednesday that daily Wikileaks' dumps of his emails in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election were meant to "divert attention, at least to give the anchors on Fox News something to talk about other than the 'Access Hollywood' tape." "The data from your emails, your email dump came ...
BAYWATCH beauty Pamela Anderson could face a grilling from the FBI over her relationship with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The actress has enjoyed several visits to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Assange has been granted asylum, and often drops off vegan food for the silver-haired ...
Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for passing on information that led to the arrest of Chelsea Manning, has died aged 37. In online messaging conversations, Manning confided in him, describing confidential military material Manning had sent to Wikileaks. Wikileaks published the video of a US ...
On Tuesday, Stone said he never discussed WikiLeaks or the hacked emails from Clinton's campaign with Trump. On the campaign trail in 2016, Trump had declared “I love WikiLeaks” after the organization published the emails. “I can honestly say that candidate Trump, Donald Trump, President Trump and ...
After private Twitter messages between Roger Stone and Wikileaks were published by The Atlantic—despite denials from both parties that direct communication ever occurred—the former Trump advisor is teasing a deep-state conspiracy. “[Their release] raises questions of whether I was hacked or under ...

WikiLeaks, the transparency organization known for publishing leaked documents that threaten the powerful, finds itself under pressure like never before, as does its editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. Now, the fight to silence Wikileaks is not only being waged by powerful government figures but also by the ...
Mueller's team has also asked about longtime Republican operative and Trump confidant Roger Stone's communications with Julian Assange, the founder of the radical pro-transparency group WikiLeaks. Mueller is tasked with overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 ...
Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether President Donald Trump knew about the theft of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential election before it was publicly known, NBC News reported on Wednesday. Mueller has asked witnesses about the emails published by WikiLeaks and the ...
Talks between the UK and Ecuador over the future of Julian Assange at its London embassy have broken down, the South American country's foreign minister said. Maria Fernanda Espinosa suggested British officials had been unwilling to negotiate over the Wikileaks founder's potential release. Earlier this ...
Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing site founded by Julian Assange, wanted a Republican to become US president, according to a leaked conversation. Files obtained by The Intercept show the Wikileaks Twitter account revealing its preference to a group of supporters, via private chat. "We believe it would be ...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost a legal bid on Tuesday to persuade British authorities to drop further action against him for breaching his bail conditions when he walked into the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012. The ruling means Assange remains in a legal and diplomatic impasse, with no ...
Wikileaks published over 20,000 emails stolen from the election campaign of French President, Emmanuel Macron, on Monday morning along with a tool to search the documents. The leaked emails, which includes records of campaign expenses and logistics, do not so far appear to contain any obvious ...
The parents of Seth Rich, a Jewish Democratic National Committee staffer killed near his Washington, D.C. home in 2016, have sued Fox News for a story saying he was part of a conspiracy involving WikiLeaks. The federal lawsuit, first reported by ABC News, which obtained a copy of the document, names ...
The longtime Trump adviser told the House intelligence committee last year that he had exaggerated just a few weeks earlier when he described using a backchannel to communicate with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, Mother Jones has learned. Stone told the committee his claim of a ...
Speaking at the SXSW Conference Tuesday morning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst said she had no regrets about her “data dump” of hundreds of thousands of classified military documents with WikiLeaks in 2010. “I made a decision to do something and I made that decision and I'm owning that ...
In September, Stone testified under oath to the House Intelligence Committee that he only communicated to Wikileaks via an "intermediary," which he later identified as radio host Randy Credico. "I have never said or written that I had any direct communication with Julian Assange and have always clarified ...
The depth of Stone's relationship with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange has been closely scrutinized by congressional investigators examining whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia—or anyone serving as a cut-out for Moscow—to damage Hillary Clinton's candidacy. Stone confirmed the ...
Private Twitter messages obtained by The Atlantic show that Stone and WikiLeaks, a radical-transparency group, communicated directly on October 13, 2016—and that WikiLeaks sought to keep its channel to Stone open after Trump won the election. The existence of the secret correspondence marks yet ...
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictments on Friday focused only on the social media and grassroots components of Russia's interference campaign. But they didn't address the hacked emails from John Podesta and the DNC that WikiLeaks released — and which Donald Trump and ...
The report from The Intercept is based on 11,000 messages in a private Twitter chat group of WikiLeaks' loyal supporters that were turned over by a longtime supporter of Assange known only as Hazelpress. The messages were sent to The Intercept after the WikiLeaks Twitter account, believed to be run by ...
Leaked conversations from a private WikiLeaks chat group reportedly reveal founder Julian Assange as favoring a Republican Party candidate in the last US presidential election. Rumors have been swirling for some time that the whistleblowing site in some way colluded with Russia over the leaking of ...
Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing site founded by Julian Assange, wanted a Republican to become US president, according to a leaked conversation. Files obtained by The Intercept show the Wikileaks Twitter account revealing its preference to a group of supporters, via private chat. "We believe it would be ...
In little more than a year, WikiLeaks would be engulfed in a scandal over how it came to publish internal emails that damaged Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and the extent to which it worked with Russian hackers or Donald Trump's campaign to do so. But in the fall of 2015, Trump was polling at ...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost a legal bid on Tuesday to persuade British authorities to drop further action against him for breaching his bail conditions when he walked into the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012. The ruling means Assange remains in a legal and diplomatic impasse, with no ...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks in 2016 from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has been holed up since ... A British judge on Tuesday upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving him still a wanted man in the country where he has spent ...
For her part, Gilliam said the time she used posing as Hannity gave her a window into “paranoia I'd never seen before” from Hannity's followers, who are “disturbingly angry.” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears on screen via video link during a news conference at the Frontline Club in London, ...
WikiLeaks founder and leader Julian Assange is a polarizing figure. That was the case even before the 2016 US presidential campaign, during which WikiLeaks communicated with members of Donald Trump's entourage, including his son, Donald Jr., and made public internal emails from the Democratic ...
Mr Assange maintains that his self-imposed exile within the confines of the embassy is unrelated to the Swedish investigation and that he wants to avoid deportation to the United States, where he could receive the death penalty for leaking classified information through Wikileaks. In an article published by ...
Julian Assange's long stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London is having a “dangerous” impact on his physical and mental health, according to clinicians who carried out the most recent assessments of him. The pair renewed calls for the WikiLeaks publisher to be granted safe passage to a London ...
Unfortunately for Julian Assange, his self-imposed exile in Ecuador's London embassy coincided with Obama's second term in office. The WikiLeaks founder has since spent more than five years holed up there. Although Assange is no longer wanted by Swedish prosecutors, to face a rape charge, the UK ...
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, Ecuador' President Lenin Moreno speaks during a military ceremony on Independence Day in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's president lashed out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Jan. 21, 2018 even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to ...
WikiLeaks, the transparency organization known for publishing leaked documents that threaten the powerful, finds itself under pressure like never before, as does its editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. Now the fight to silence WikiLeaks is not only being waged by powerful government figures but also by the ...
The most-shared domain among the accounts has been WikiLeaks, and the most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks' "submit" page. WikiLeaks said on Thursday that it would reward anyone with access to the "FISA abuse memo" who chooses to submit it to the site. The Russia-linked accounts have ...
Indeed, the pressure against WikiLeaks has reached fever pitch, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' calling Assange's arrest a “priority” and CIA Director Mike Pompeo labeling it a non-state hostile intelligence service. Last Thursday, former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou stated his belief that ...
WikiLeaks conceded Wednesday that the Trump administration is "a frequent source of false information" moments after sharing links to President Trump's "Fake News Awards." "Comment: While @WikiLeaks, as a primary source organization with a perfect verification record welcomes debate over 'fake ...
Known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest, the former Army intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning came out as transgender after being sentenced to 35 years in prison. President Barack Obama granted Manning ...
Chelsea Manning, the transgender Maryland woman convicted of sharing thousands of military documents with Wikileaks, has filed her candidacy to challenge Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin in this year's election. Manning declared her intentions Jan. 5 with the Federal Election Commission, which posted the ...
FaithLeaks, a young transparency organization focused on religious communities, published its first big trophy this week: a collection of 33 letters and documents from an internal investigation into alleged sexual abuse within a congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Like other whistle-blower organizations, ...


 

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