"WIKILEAKS" Discussion Thread [Serious]

Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by pkaji123, Nov 30, 2010.

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Do you think the activity of WIKILEAKS is right??

  1. Yes,Ofcourse they are doing a great job!!!

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  2. NO,they should stop such things.

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  1. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    #1 pkaji123, Nov 30, 2010
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    WIKILEAKS

    Discuss all about Wikileaks here and your opinion about the leaks,please feel free to share your opinion,here are some info's about it.
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    Founded:

    2006
    Founder:

    Julian Assange

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    New Address: http://www.WikiLeaks.ch

    Company Overview:

    WikiLeaks is a distributed organization which publishes and analyzes information though an uncensorable approach -- focusing on documents, photos and video which have political or social significance.

    Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the west who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their own governments and corporations.

    We have received over 1.5 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources.

    Mission:
    WikiLeaks, published by Sunshine Press, is an non-profit organization funded by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the general public.

    Through your support we have exposed significant injustice around the world— successfully fighting off over 100 legal attacks in the process. Our work produces reforms daily and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2008 Index on Censorship-Economist Freedom of Expression Award as well as the 2009 Amnesty International New Media Award. We do not accept government or corporate funding. We have never compromised a source.

    Products:

    Free information.

    WikiLeaks accepts classified, censored or otherwise restricted material of political, diplomatic or ethical significance. WikiLeaks does not accept rumour, opinion or other kinds of first hand reporting or material that is already publicly available.

    Facebook Page:

    http://www.facebook.com/wikileaks

    Twitter:

    @wikileaks

    What do you feel about Leaks and truth's??
     
  2. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    I totally disagree with the site in general and the site is down right now don't know why but they deserve it
     
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  3. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    Thanks for sharing your opinion:)
    I think the reason is they are under attack by many for releasing such information.

    Thats not the official public stuff but its the truth, the DOS attack started soon after a publication about them releasing more documents followed by a warning and just before its release a massive ddos attack started.
     
  4. Yen

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    WIKILEAKS is great! (and on again)..


    It is right that the diplomatic face (especially of the US Americans) will be torn down a bit. At the public they are mimicking the friendly nation but on the other side they are racketeering.

    ...next leak will be something about a US-bank and their dirty business....finally those bank jerks are (were) responsible for the economic crisis.....

    It is a benefit for a global, critical public!!!

    PS.: I had the same idea to open this thread, but pkaji123 was faster. :D
     
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  5. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    The only reason I think it is wrong is because they are posting locations of US soldiers which can threaten their lives because terrorists could look at the site and then go attack them. :(
     
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    i think the leaks this time expose the doublespeak of entire diplomatic community across all the nations. kudos wikileaks
     
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  7. Yen

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    I cannot consider it as a problem for now.
    But if you should become right, I would have to agree with your concerns, even though a soldier has chosen his job voluntarily.

    What do you await when you are carrying weapons? Holidays?
     
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  10. pkaji123

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    Added a photo in the 1st post:)

    Wikileaks retreats to Amazon after DDoS attack

    After becoming the victim of an effective Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Sunday, the controversial and influential Wikileaks has decided to move their operation to Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing platform. A DDoS attack effectively takes down its target by flooding it with massive amounts of traffic, crashing servers unless specific countermeasures are in place. Wikileaks, already starved for cash and relatively small as far as targets go, was unprepared.

    At first glance, Amazon seems to be the last hosting platform Wikileaks would find sanctuary in. It is, after all, an American company, and the US government isn’t quite pleased right now with Wikileaks owner Julian Assange and his repeated releases of confidential and controversial information surrounding aspects of the military and government. However, according to The Guardian, Amazon doesn’t host all of its servers in the US, and the US government would be sparking an international incident by attacking Wikileaks’ new home, which would in turn likely only fuel Assange’s passion for closet skeleton hunting.

    Wikileaks has recently released cables from various embassies around the world that exposed alleged corruption, collusion and human right violations around the world. Conversations that were thought to be confidential and under the table are now above ground and freely available for anyone that cares to read them. They had also previously released a trove of documents relating the Iraq War and exposed military missteps and violations throughout the conflict. As Wikileaks grows in popularity and influence, its reach only grows in parallel. According to Forbes, government and military are only the first steps for Assange. If what he says is true, big business, including banks, Wall St., and other “Big” industries will soon fall under enormous social pressure when their secrets are eventually revealed.

    China was behind 2009 Google hack


    Cyber attacks which led Google to cease censoring search results in China were ''directed'' by the Chinese Politburo, according to diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.

    According to The New York Times, among some 251,287 confidential communications between 274 embassies around the globe were cables revealing official Chinese involvement in the attacks.

    A Chinese contact reportedly told the American Embassy in Beijing in January this year that the Google cyber attacks were part of a ''coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government.''

    American government and business systems and systems of US allies were also targeted, according to the cables.

    The Google attacks occurred in mid-December 2009 and were reported by the search giant to be a ''highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google.''

    At least twenty other companies were also targeted including Adobe Systems, Symantec, Yahoo, Northrop Grumman and Dow Chemical.

    Google also stated that ''a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.''

    As a result of the attacks, Google reversed its policy of complying with Chinese censorship and began redirecting search queries from mainland China to servers in Hong Kong which delivered uncensored results. The resulting dispute with the Chinese government was only resolved in July when Google backed down and agreed to resume censoring searches from google.cn.

    WikiLeaks began publishing a massive cache of diplomatic cables on Sunday and will continue to release them over coming months. Just hours before the first cables were published, WikiLeaks reported via Twitter that it was ''currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack.''
     
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    Interpol puts Assange on most-wanted list

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    The International Criminal Police Organization, better known as Interpol, has added WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to its wanted list.

    The notice, issued earlier today, targets Julian Paul Assange, listed as a 39-year-old male from Townsville, AustraliaAustralia, for sex crimes. The warrant for his arrest that sparked the Interpol listing comes from the International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenberg, Sweden.

    The warrant stems from accusations of sexual assault made earlier this year by two women he met in Sweden during a WikiLeaksWikileaks-related trip. When the more serious charge of rape was dropped, he called the accusions a smear campaign.

    However, the case against Assange was reopened and upheld by an appeals court. Swedish authorities intend to interrogate the WikiLeaks founder and have issued an EAW (European Arrest Warrant) to get him.

    WikiLeaks has been the center of media and political attention for its recent leak of the Afghan War Diaries and sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables. The result has been an unprecedented look into U.S. diplomacy, including discussions surrounding Pakistan relations, a plan of action for North Korea, and the hacking of Google’sGoogle servers by China’s Politburo that caused an international uproar.

    For his part, Assange has been unusually quiet, given the recent release of the diplomatic cables. According to The Guardian, Assange is laying low somewhere outside of London with his supporters.

    Assange asks Hillary to resign

    Julian Assange urged the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to resign the post.

    During an interview with Time magazine on Tuesday, Nov 30, Julian Assange asked Hillary t resign for ordering US officials to spy on United Nations leadership.

    "She should resign, if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering US diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations, in violation of the international covenants to which the US has signed up. Yes, she should resign over that," Assange said.

    The diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks exposed that Hillary Clinton asked US Officials to spy on United Nations leadership and to get biometric information on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
     
  12. Yen

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    IMHO a conspiration of the US government. Sex crimes lol..maybe Hillary Clinton should ask her husband, he's familiar with that...that's typically for US..sex is that bad...lol..
     
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  13. Hoppyah

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    Love the yanks spitting there dummy out as usual.
    BTW before any Americans reply I have a question for you.

    Britain,France,USA etc.. can build nuclear power stations CORRECT.
    How come Iran cant?
     
  14. pkaji123

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    Is UN still sitting like a silent watcher???
    They should take action against any country irrespective of their status,if thier part is proven.
     
  15. Yen

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    Ever heard of Stuxnet virus? Iran would misuse uranium 235 to produce nuclear weapons (this is stated by USA)..and I guess they are right. Better Iran can't!!!
    You have to read that!!!

    Haha lol! This is not meant seriously!! Are you sure what you are talking about?
    You mean for Assange..well Sweden is already a democratic country, he'll get a fair law suit. He's not guilty until proven guilty.
    Really you would help him? How about your government? I guess they would put you under arrest therefore..remember google attack of China 2009 leaked by wikileaks as well!!!
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9198198/Leaked_U.S._document_links_China_to_Google_attack
     
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  16. pkaji123

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    WikiLeaks site already blocked by Chinese firewall..
     
  17. Hoppyah

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    Yeah and Iraq was meant to have WMD
     
  18. Yen

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    That time I didn't believe Bush..and I was right, finally the aggressor Bush (USA) started the war.
    http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/WMDlies.html?q=WMDlies.html

    Anyway it was about chemical WMD...
    And that time USA got a Republican President.

    Regarding concentration of uranium 235 I don't trust Iran, though
    There are several countries I rate to be militant. Iran..... and USA when ruled by republicans are two of it. But that's another story.
     
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  19. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    @ yen I love the Chinese philosophy over there country 'keep your nose out of our affairs'
     
  20. pkaji123

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    Yeah,Bush was the one i hate much,but Obama is a nice personality,i am eagerly waiting for the leaks regarding India,as they have a count of 3500+ secrets..