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U.S. spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks

Toukyo - The US spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday, in the latest revelation about Washington's snooping on allies.

Swedes waiting for Ecuador as Assange deadline looms

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Thursday that they were still waiting for Ecuador's permission to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, as the statute of limitations nears for some of his alleged crimes.

Report: U.S. could lift ban on transgender soldiers in military

Washington - There could be as many as 15,000 transgender men and women in the U.S. military, although the exact number is understandably not known.

France refuses Assange's 'request' for asylum

Paris - The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place.

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about U.S. spying

Paris - Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French presidents, including current leader Francois Hollande.Here are some key points revealed by the documents, which can be found at https://wikileaks .org/nsa-france/.

Assange 'celebrates' 3 years in London Ecuadorian embassy

London - As of June 19, Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks has spent three years now in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. He sought asylum in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face questioning on sexual assault accusations.

Wikileaks publishing over half a million secret Saudi documents

The transparency advocacy website, Wikileaks, is publishing secret documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has confirmed that Wikileaks is publishing these documents in batches.

Op-Ed: New study exposes a different kind of journalism war

Sydney - Journalism comes with risks new and old. The new risks are increasing intersections with dangers which didn’t exist in the past. Surveillance, hostage taking, murder, and criminal gangs are all part of the new, nasty, mix.

Ben Affleck hid ancestry, appologizes on Facebook

A trailer for "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" starring Ben Affleck was just released. But the actor's appearance on the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" is also turning heads. Leaked emails suggest that Affleck asked the show to censor one finding.

Assange demands rape case files before Sweden questions him

Ginebra - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, but only if he is given access to the investigation files, his defence said Monday.

Julian Assange: The $15 million man

Keeping an eye on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - who is holed up inside the Ecuadoran embassy in London - has cost British law enforcement over $15 million dollars, or $10 million British pounds.

Canada denies asylum, deports alleged Anonymous hacker to U.S.

Ontario - A former U.S. soldier who fled to Canada in the face of criminal charges filed after he was accused of computer hacking for the group Anonymous has been deported from Canada.

Canada deports alleged Anonymous hacker Matt DeHart to U.S.

A former US soldier who unsuccessfully sought asylum in Canada, claiming he was tortured by American agents investigating Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, has been deported to the United States, raising concerns about his wellbeing.

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google gives emails to U.S. gov't

The whistleblower website WikiLeaks is demanding Internet giant Google explain why it handed over emails and other electronic data of three of its senior staffers to the United States government.

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to U.S.

London - WikiLeaks on Monday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the U.S. authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years.

WikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for traveling spies

Washington - WikiLeaks on Sunday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders.

Swiss ex-banker faints as trial over WikiLeaks leak opens

Geneva - A former Swiss banker fainted Wednesday at the opening of his trial for breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks and German authorities, media reported.

Wikileaks releases FinFisher 'weaponized malware' customer list

The whistleblower website Wikileaks on Monday released portions of the FinFisher surveillance suite, along with a customer list which includes police in Australia and the Netherlands as well as security and intelligence agencies in 15 nations.

Op-Ed: Australia — Land of the media suppression order, but with reason

Sydney - There’s a big stink in Australian media at the moment about a gag order which has prevented any reporting of an alleged corruption case. Nobody can report a thing about this case. It can't even be discussed.

Assange asked to model at London Fashion Week

London - Julian Assange has been asked to star in a fashion show by British designer Ben Westwood at Ecuador's London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder is currently holed up in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Wikileaks publishes world information sharing agreement

Wikileaks has released what their writers call the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). This document, if approved, would allow for international sharing of personal data between 50 countries.

80 companies cooperating with NSA, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and more

Wikileaks reports that roughly 80 companies have been cooperating with the NSA to collect data on American citizens without their awareness or consent.

Op-Ed: New Wikileaks cable shows the immorality of the U.S. government

Baghdad - A new cable released by Wikileaks shows another example of detainee abuse in Iraq. Giving the international community another reason to doubt the moral justification of torture.

Op-Ed: The secret rise of corporate spying Special

Olympia - Last November a global protest led by the leaderless collective Anonymous was held in hundreds of cities all over the world, including Olympia, Washington.

Op-Ed: What happens to WikiLeaks matters to everyone

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has said it will not bring charges against Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Those who believe the DOJ statement are in the minority. That says something very important about the Department’s standing.

Vigil for Chelsea Manning held at Wales–USA World Cup rugby match

A vigil is being held in North Wales in the United Kingdom today for Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, the imprisoned solder who passed classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Review: ‘The Fifth Estate’ reawakens the call for truth Special

‘The Fifth Estate’ follows the real-life events that turned an Internet start-up into the world’s most debated organization.

Review: Fifth Estate —The military industrial complex does Julian Assange

America has become the nation of cover-ups from lying us into wars to crimes against humanity to nuclear cover-ups to gag orders silencing crime victims. A public tired of lies, stays home as "The Fifth Estate" flops.

Op-Ed: Social media is the new fifth estate

Denver - If Jean Valjean were alive today his story might well end up on social media. Iraq's weapons of mass destruction certainly would have been a prime target.

Video: Assange on Latin America, NSA surveillance and Snowden

London - Eva Gollinger of RT Spanish interviewed Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London about US interception of communications in Latin America, Snowden, whistleblowers and journalists in general and also the upcoming film on WikiLeaks and Assange.
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