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Obama, Manning, and Crowley

This is despicable. On Friday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley denounced the conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention as “ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid,” forcing President Obama to address those comments in a Press Conference and defend the treatment of Manning. Today, CNN reports, … Continue reading

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Bush Refuses to Share Stage with Assange

Oh delicious. The man who squandered our national surplus; let down his guard to terrorists; ignored the plight of New Orleans; started an unnecessary war in Iraq while shifting resources from the war in Afghanistan; undermined our moral authority by … Continue reading

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The United Corporations of America, The Never-Ending Story

What Big Business wants, Big Business gets. The US embassy in Paris advised Washington to start a military-style trade war against any European Union country which opposed genetically modified (GM) crops, newly released WikiLeaks cables show. In response to moves by … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Embarrass Thy Government

“It’s an awful thing, solitary,” John McCain wrote of his experience in isolated confinement in Vietnam. “It crushes your spirit.”  As Gawande documented: “A U.S. military study of almost a hundred and fifty naval aviators returned from imprisonment in Vietnam … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Update Updated

I noted in a post a few minutes ago that the cyberattacks had seemed to taper off. Reuters now reports that Operation Payback is over. The group Anonymous is no longer engaging in or encouraging the Denial of Service attacks … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Update

Operation Payback seems to be winding down. I see no new major sites under attack. But the revelations in the cables released by Wikileaks continue to have effect. Shell Oil and Pfizer pharmaceutical are now in the spotlight. WikiLeaks US … Continue reading

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V is for VVikileaks

Wired has a story about the arrest by Dutch authorities of a 16 year old hacker, snagged for participating in Operation Payback. Here’s the story: Dutch Arrest Teen for Pro-WikiLeaks Attack on Visa and MasterCard Websites | Threat Level | … Continue reading

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Emerging Properties of Wikileaks and the Hackerflock

Ever seen a flock –a very large flock– of starlings flying in to roost? Here’s one of many videos:  starlings on Otmoor. It starts slowly but by the 4 minute mark it is quite impressive. Google “starlings flocking” for more. … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Update

A summary from The Guardian includes: • The UN’s top human rights’ official Navi Pillay has suggested the the US is “potentially violating WikiLeaks’ right to freedom of expression”, by pressuring private firms to cut ties with the site. Thousands of … Continue reading

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Wikileaks, A New Twist: FakiLeaks!

Foreign Policy says that A front-page story in Pakistan’s The News today reports that new WikiLeaks cables have confirmed what reads like a laundry list of Pakistani suspicions and grievances against India: Except that: The only problem is that none of … Continue reading

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