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Posts Tagged ‘information

Why is Internet freedom different for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks than protestors in Egypt?

February 17, 2011

In a major policy address, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton challenged autocratic regimes in the Middle East and elsewhere to embrace online freedom and the demands of cyber dissidents or risk being toppled by tides of unrest. Meanwhile, the US government’s legal hunt for Julian Assange the founder of WikiLeaks continues in a magistrates court […]

How Bradley Manning passed on the classified material to WikiLeaks

November 29, 2010

An innocuous-looking memory stick, no longer than a couple of fingernails, came into the hands of a Guardian reporter earlier this year. The device is so small it will hang easily on a keyring. The 1.6 gigabytes of text files ran to millions of words. Bradley Manning, 22, a former intelligence analyst is charged with […]

The NSA’s Big Brother Database

October 12, 2009

On a remote edge of Utah’s dry and arid high desert, where temperatures often zoom past 100 degrees, hard-hatted construction workers with top-secret clearances are preparing to build what may become America’s equivalent of Jorge Luis Borges’s “Library of Babel,” a place where the collection of information is both infinite and at the same time […]