Freedom of Information
. The New Yorker
looks behind the scenes at The Guardian
under current editor Alan Rusbridger, including the investigation of the News of the World
phone hacking scandal (previously
), overseeing the release of US diplomatic cables obtained by Wikileaks (previously
), and the continuing reporting on NSA material obtained by Edward Snowden (previously
posted by figurant
on Oct 10, 2013 -
has come into focus
as a platform where leakers submit material specifying participating media organizations to receive early access as well as a later date for a full non-exclusive release. In principle, OpenLeaks cannot access the leaked documents themselves until this later release date. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on May 20, 2012 -
Wikileaks has alleged that Guardian editor David Leigh
negligently leaked the encryption passphrase to the unredacted 'Cablegate' archive in an upcoming book. The Guardian
denies the charges, but states that "[a] Twitter user has now published a link to the full, unredacted database of embassy cables"
, potentially putting informants at risk.
posted by p3on
on Aug 31, 2011 -
for U.S. defense contractors HBGary Federal, Palantir Technologies, and Berico Technologies to discredit Wikileaks which was pitched to Bank of America on December 3rd has been leaked
. Assange had perviously stated that Wikileaks' next mega-leak will "expose an ecosystem of corruption" in a major American bank, which many believe
to be Bank of America. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on Feb 10, 2011 -
On the afternoon of November 1, 2010, Julian Assange, the Australian-born founder of WikiLeaks.org, marched with his lawyer into the London office of Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian. Assange was pallid and sweaty, his thin frame racked by a cough that had been plaguing him for weeks. He was also angry, and his message was simple: he would sue the newspaper if it went ahead and published stories based on the quarter of a million documents that he had handed over to The Guardian just three months earlier. [. . .]
"The Man Who Spilled the Secrets,"
In Rusbridger’s office, Assange’s position was rife with ironies. An unwavering advocate of full, unfettered disclosure of primary-source material, Assange was now seeking to keep highly sensitive information from reaching a broader audience. He had become the victim of his own methods: someone at WikiLeaks, where there was no shortage of disgruntled volunteers, had leaked the last big segment of the documents, and they ended up at The Guardian in such a way that the paper was released from its previous agreement with Assange—that The Guardian would publish its stories only when Assange gave his permission.
by Sarah Ellison, documents the tumultuous relationship between The Guardian
posted by Weebot
on Jan 15, 2011 -
have been issued for wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He is wanted on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion - charges he denies.
The warrants follow a detention order
issued on Thursday
by the Stockholm District Court after a request from Sweden's Director of Prosecution, Marianne Ny. [more inside]
posted by Ahab
on Nov 21, 2010 -