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Preview — WikiLeaks by David Leigh. Luke Harding. A team of journalists with unparalleled inside access provides the first full, in-depth account of WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange, and the ethical, legal, and political controversies it has both uncovered and provoked.
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Rating details.Khatchadourian was "embedded" with WikiLeaks earlier this year and got to know Assange — and the man believed to be filling in for him, Kristinn Hrafnsson. The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, remains in custody in London - not for his recent dump of classified State Department cables, but for alleged sexual assault.
His arrest raises questions about how WikiLeaks will continue its campaign of disseminating secret documents. And we're going to talk about that with Raffi Khatchadourian of the New Yorker magazine. He spent weeks embedded, you could say, with WikiLeaks. When I was embedded in WikiLeaks, there were about four or five core members who were working on WikiLeaks, basically on a full-time basis.
Outside of that, there was a concentric circle of active volunteers who would be pretty regularly involved in large leaks. And then you had about, you know, several hundred - or hundreds of people who would come in and participate in a very transient way - you know, do one or two things that were key and helpful, and then kind of disappear back into the ether. What does it actually mean to be embedded with WikiLeaks?
Where were you? Well, they called it the Bunker. And they basically got there and, you know, right away, Julian pulled the shades and computers were set up. And a hour operation, for a period of about a week, was set up in this house. You describe Julian Assange before his arrest as being a man who seemed to have no home.
He seemed to move from place to place, even country to country. He's got this large but somewhat amorphous group of people who may be paid, but are mostly volunteers. And now, Assange is in jail.
There have been reports that an Icelandic journalist named Christian Hrafnsson is emerging as a kind of interim leader, or someone to sort of keep the operation managed while Julian is in custody. And I met Christian while I was in Iceland.
Christian doesn't have Julian's charisma, perhaps, but there's no question that he's an advocate for government transparency, and a believer in the overall WikiLeaks mission. INSKEEP: The fact that this is such a decentralized organization, Julian Assange seemed to be most of the heart of the organization, maybe the only guy who knew everything that was going on.
That may have given it some strength and some secrecy of its own. But is it going to make it hard for it to continue, now that Assange is in jail? So, I mean, in some sense, I don't know that Julian can be replaced.
He's the prime mover within WikiLeaks, and he founded the organization and designed some of its foundational infrastructure and shaped the ethos, and all that. But in another sense, WikiLeaks is an evolving thing, and there are many other people involved. And it is decentralized, as you said.
And one of the strengths of that decentralization is that you have many people working in different jurisdictions, on small fragments of a particular project. And it increases the level of security that WikiLeaks has, which is key to what it does and the anonymity that it promises, you know, leakers.The group has released a number of prominent document caches.
Early releases included documentation of equipment expenditures and holdings in the Afghanistan war a report informing a corruption investigation in Kenya  and a manual for operations at the U. The latter allowed the mapping ofdeaths in "significant" attacks by insurgents in Iraq that had been reported to Multi-National Force — Iraqincluding about 15, that had not been previously published.
In AprilWikiLeaks began publishing secret files relating to prisoners detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. National Security Agency on successive French Presidents,   and the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnershipa controversial international trade agreement which had been negotiated in secret. InWikiLeaks released nearlyemails it described as coming from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party later found to be taken from public mailing archives,  and over 50, emails from the Turkish minister of energy.
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WikiLeaks has, for instance, revealed Social Security numbersmedical information, credit card numbers and details of suicide attempts. The wikileaks. WikiLeaks was originally established with a " wiki " communal publication method, which was terminated by May Despite some popular confusion, related to the fact both sites use the "wiki" name and website design template, WikiLeaks and Wikipedia are not affiliated. On 26 Septemberit was announced that Julian Assange had appointed Kristinn Hrafnsson as editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks while the organisation's statement said Assange was remaining as its publisher.
His access to the internet was cut off by Ecuador in March after he tweeted that Britain was about to conduct a propaganda war against Russia relating to the Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.THE FIFTH ESTATE with Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl \u0026 Dan Stevens (2013)
Ecuador said he had broken a commitment "not to issue messages that might interfere with other states" and Assange said he was "exercising his right to free speech". According to the WikiLeaks website, its goal is "to bring important news and information to the public One of our most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth.
The online "drop box" is described by the WikiLeaks website as "an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to [WikiLeaks] journalists".
In a resolution, the International Federation of Journalistsa trade union of journalists, called WikiLeaks a "new breed of media organisation" that "offers important opportunities for media organisations". But it's not there yet. According to a January interview, the WikiLeaks team then consisted of five people working full-time and about people who worked occasionally, none of whom were compensated. WikiLeaks describes itself as "an uncensorable system for untraceable mass document leaking".
Until AugustWikiLeaks was hosted by PRQa company based in Sweden providing "highly secure, no-questions-asked hosting services". PRQ was reported by The Register website to have "almost no information about its clientele and maintains few if any of its own logs ".
He talks about the Swedish constitutionwhich gives the information—providers total legal protection. Furthermore, "WikiLeaks maintains its own servers at undisclosed locations, keeps no logs and uses military-grade encryption to protect sources and other confidential information.
After the site became the target of a denial-of-service attack on its old servers, WikiLeaks moved its website to Amazon 's servers. The company further explained: "There were several parts they were violating. For example, our terms of service state that 'you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content While the court in Lille immediately refused to force OVH to deactivate the WikiLeaks website, the court in Paris stated it would need more time to examine the complex technical issue.
Despite that, EasyDNS upon request of a customer who was setting up new WikiLeaks hosting began providing WikiLeaks with DNS service on "two 'battle hardened' servers" to protect the quality of service for its other customers. WikiLeaks restructured its process for contributions after its first document leaks did not gain much attention. Assange stated this was part of an attempt to take the voluntary effort typically seen in "Wiki" projects, and "redirect it to The "about" page originally read: .
To the user, WikiLeaks will look very much like Wikipedia.After leaving WikiLeakshe announced plans in January to open a new website for anonymous online leaks called OpenLeaks. At a Chaos Computer Club CCC event in Augusthe announced its preliminary launch and invited hackers to test the security of the OpenLeaks system, as a result of which the CCC criticized him for exploiting the good name of the club to promote his OpenLeaks project and expelled him from their club, despite his lack of membership.
I no longer want to take responsibility for it, and that's why I am leaving the project. Domscheit-Berg apparently told weekly Der Freitag that "I took no documents from WikiLeaks with me", leading to suspension of mediations. WikiLeaks and other sources later confirmed the destruction of over unpublished whistleblower communications with some communications containing hundreds of documents,    including the US government's No Fly List 5 GB of Bank of America leaks,  insider information from 20 neo nazi organizations   and proof of torture and government abuse of a Latin American country.
In DecemberDomscheit-Berg announced the intention to start a site named "OpenLeaks"  with the intention of being more transparent than WikiLeaks. It lost its open-source promise. Instead of publishing the documents, Domscheit-Berg said that his proposed OpenLeaks process would send the leaked documents to various news entities or publishers. OpenLeaks was supposed to start public operations in January However, on 23 December Domscheit-Berg announced on the website that the organisation would not go ahead as previously intended and would now only focus on spreading information and expertise regarding how to set up and run leak websites rather than directly facilitating leaks themselves.
Domscheit-Berg is married to activist and politician Anke Domscheit-Berg. As ofDomscheit-Berg is engaged with the makerspace Verstehbahnhof translated: Station of Understanding. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Inside Wikileaks.
German activist. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 January Mackey, Robert et al. Greenwald, Glenn. Archived from the original on 28 November Retrieved 6 March National Post.
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A computer scientist who worked in IT security prior to devoting himself full-time to WikiLeaks, he remains committed to freedom of information on the Internet. Today he is working on a more transparent secret-sharing website called OpenLeaks, developed by former WikiLeaks people, to be launched in early Get A Copy. Hardcoverpages. Published February 15th by Crown first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Apr 03, Peter rated it it was ok Recommends it for: nobody in particular Shelves: politicsnonfiction. A difficult book to judge.Tor is an encrypted anonymising network that makes it harder to intercept internet communications, or see where communications are coming from or going to. If you are at high risk and you have the capacity to do so, you can also access the submission system through a secure operating system called Tails.
Tails is an operating system launched from a USB stick or a DVD that aim to leaves no traces when the computer is shut down after use and automatically routes your internet traffic through Tor. Our submission system works hard to preserve your anonymity, but we recommend you also take some of your own precautions.
Please review these basic guidelines. If you have a very large submission, or a submission with a complex format, or are a high-risk source, please contact us.
In our experience it is always possible to find a custom solution for even the most seemingly difficult situations. If the computer you are uploading from could subsequently be audited in an investigation, consider using a computer that is not easily tied to you.
Technical users can also use Tails to help ensure you do not leave any records of your submission on the computer. If you have any issues talk to WikiLeaks. We are the global experts in source protection — it is a complex field. Even those who mean well often do not have the experience or expertise to advise properly. This includes other media organisations. If you are a high-risk source, avoid saying anything or doing anything after submitting which might promote suspicion.
In particular, you should try to stick to your normal routine and behaviour. If you are a high-risk source and the computer you prepared your submission on, or uploaded it from, could subsequently be audited in an investigation, we recommend that you format and dispose of the computer hard drive and any other storage media you used.
In particular, hard drives retain data after formatting which may be visible to a digital forensics team and flash media USB sticks, memory cards and SSD drives retain data even after a secure erasure. If you used flash media to store sensitive data, it is important to destroy the media. If you do this and are a high-risk source you should make sure there are no traces of the clean-up, since such traces themselves may draw suspicion.
If a legal action is brought against you as a result of your submission, there are organisations that may help you. The Courage Foundation is an international organisation dedicated to the protection of journalistic sources. WikiLeaks publishes documents of political or historical importance that are censored or otherwise suppressed.
We specialise in strategic global publishing and large archives. The following is the address of our secure site where you can anonymously upload your documents to WikiLeaks editors.
You can only access this submissions system through Tor. See our Tor tab for more information. We also advise you to read our tips for sources before submitting.
If you cannot use Tor, or your submission is very large, or you have specific requirements, WikiLeaks provides several alternative methods. Contact us to discuss how to proceed. Today, October 23, WikiLeaks publishes a statement made by a panel that listened to testimony and reviewed evidence from a whistleblower from the OPCW update. Today, January 30th WikiLeaks publishes a set of documents from the Catholic Church, shedding light on the power struggle within highest offices.
Today, 21 DecemberWikiLeaks publishes a searchable database of more than 16, procurement requests posted by United States embassies around the world.
Today, 11 OctWikiLeaks publishes a highly confidential internal document from the cloud computing provider Amazon. ICE Patrol is a searchable archive of U. How to contact WikiLeaks?Feb 15, Minutes Buy. In addition to Germany and the U.
In this book, he reveals the evolution, finances, and inner tensions of the whistleblower organization, beginning with his first meeting with Assange in December What has been made public so far about WikiLeaks is only a small fraction of the truth. A computer scientist who worked in IT security prior to devoting himself full-time to WikiLeaks, he remains committed to freedom of information on the Internet. Today he is working on a more transparent secret-sharing website called OpenLeaks, developed by former WikiLeaks people, to be launched in early Sign in.
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