Harvard Law Prof: Amazon’s WikiLeaks Shutdown Set Dangerous Precedent – Andy Greenberg – The Firewall – Forbes.

As WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange awaits a decision later this week on whether he’ll be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime charges, Harvard Law professor Yochai Benkler wants to remind us of another legal challenge to WikiLeaks that’s been largely forgotten over just the last month: the companies including Amazon, Visa, PayPal and MasterCard who cut off service to the company under political pressure.

22.02.2011

Clinton advarer mot nettsensur – – Verden – Aftenposten.no.

Stater som forsøker å sensurere nettet vil til sjuende og sist bare ødelegge for seg selv, mener USAs utenriksminister Hillary Clinton.

– Vi mener stater som har reist barrierer mot frihet på internett, uansett om det er tekniske filtre, sensurregimer eller angrep på dem som utøver sin rett til ytringsfrihet og forsamlingsfrihet på nettet, til slutt vil oppleve at de er trengt opp i et hjørne, sier Clinton.

16.20.2011

More facts emerge about the leaked smear campaigns – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com.

As I noted on Friday, the parties implicated in the smear campaigns aimed at WikiLeaks supporters and Chamber of Commerce critics have attempted to heap all the blame on HBGary Federal (“HBGary”) and its CEO, Aaron Barr.  Both Bank of America and the Chamber — the intended clients — vehemently deny any involvement in these schemes and have harshly denounced them.  The other two Internet security firms whose logos appeared on the proposals — Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies — both issued statements terminating their relationship with HBGary and insisting that they had nothing to do with these plots.  Only Hunton & Williams and its partner, John Woods — the central cogs soliciting these proposals — have steadfastly refused to comment.

15.02.2011

Jack Goldsmith – Why the U.S. shouldn’t try Julian Assange.

The Obama administration is under pressure to respond to WikiLeaks’ massive disclosures of State Department cables. It cannot stop the continued publication of the cables, which several news organizations around the world possess. It is reportedly leaning toward using criminal law to make an example of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in order to deter future Assanges. The government is conducting “an active, ongoing criminal investigation,” says Attorney General Eric Holder.

The government should fully investigate how this major breach of national security occurred. But prosecuting Assange would be a mistake.

Washington Post 11.02.2011

– Wikileaks-sjefen er stormannsgal – Verden – NRK Nyheter.

– Wikileaks er verdens farligste nettside og klarer ikke å beskytte sine kilder, hevder en tidligere medarbeider. Wikileaks beskylder ham for sabotasje og har saksøkt ham.

11.02.2011

Russland utviser Wikileaks-journalist – – Verden – Aftenposten.no.

For første gang siden den kalde krigen utviser Russland en britisk journalist. Sannsynligvis kastes Luke Harding ut for sin befatning med Wikileaks.

10.02.2011

Store datamengder fjernet fra Wikileaks’ servere – Verden – NRK Nyheter.

Betydelige deler av datamengdene som de siste årene er blitt lekket til Wikileaks, ble fjernet fra WikiLeaks’ servere da flere sentrale medlemmer forlot organisasjonen i fjor.

11.02.2011

Hviterussland bruker Wiki-lekkasjer mot opposisjonelle – Nyheter – Wikileaks – Aftenposten.no.

Regjeringen i Hviterussland skal ha fått tak i amerikanske ambassade-dokumenter fra Wiki-Leaks og bruker dette i kampen mot opposisjonelle.

06.02.2011

The Associated Press: No proof WikiLeaks breaking law, inquiry finds.

LONDON (AP) — A company asked by Visa to investigate WikiLeaks’ finances found no proof the group’s fundraising arm is breaking the law in its home base of Iceland, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

25.01.2011

Gav bankhemmeligheter til WikiLeaks – nå er han dømt | Børs og finans | E24.

19.01.2011



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