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Facebook admits to blocking links to Wikileaks DNC emails

Facebook is once again caught in conservative crosshairs after admitting to accidentally blocking users from posting links to Wikileaks files of DNC emails. The incident has once again raised allegations of bias against the social network.

Pirates beware: Trans-Pacific Partnership could out copyright infringers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't publicly available, but Wikileaks leaked the chapter about intellectual property on the Internet, and it could make things sticky for those who commit copyright infringement.
DT Daily

Middle-finger emojis, CIA chief’s email hacked, Boomerang app: DT Daily 2:16

Today on DT Daily: Apple adds middle-finger emoji in iOS 9.1 update, CIA director's personal email hacked on AOL, and Instagram launches Boomerang, a new one-second GIF video format.

London cops end 24/7 watch of Julian Assange hideout, though he’ll likely stay put

If Julian Assange peers out from behind the curtain of his Ecuadorean Embassy hideout today, he'll notice that the cops who've been outside 24/7 for the last three years are no longer there. However, it doesn't mean they've given up hope of…

Assange’s inventive escape plans revealed in secret papers from Ecuadorean Embassy

Leaked papers detailing Julian Assange's life inside the Ecuadorean Embassy reveal a sometimes tense atmosphere, with talk of "clashes with embassy staff, concerns over Assange’s psychological health, and potential escape plans."

Assange: Sweden to drop sex assault inquiry, but he’s staying put

Sweden's statute of limitations laws means prosecutors look set to drop their investigation into assault allegations made against Julian Assange. He's evaded questioning by hiding away in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, but the story…
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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange turns up on stage in Nantucket – as a hologram

When Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said back in August that he was planning to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy "soon," perhaps he was simply referring to a holographic version of himself.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange still in Ecuador’s embassy after 2 years, intends to leave ‘soon’

After two years cooped up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on assault allegations, Julian Assange told reporters on Monday he plans to leave the premises "soon." However, UK officials said he still faces…

Spies monitored WikiLeaks visitors in real time, Snowden docs show

As part of its surveillance efforts, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) collected real-time data on visitors to WikiLeaks, which included country of origin, and search terms used to arrive at the website.

Anonymous hackers plead guilty to 2010 PayPal hack

WikiLeaks releases documents, PayPal suspends their account and Anonymous in turn attacks PayPal in a retaliatory move. The next part of the story? Those hackers just plead guilty to the attacks. Read more here.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is likely off the hook in the US

WikiLeaks founder Juilan Assange is likely off the hook – at least as far as the U.S. government is concerned. But he may still have legal trouble due to sexual assault charges in Sweden.

Wikileaks says Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries

Edward Snowden, the man who last month blew the lid off the NSA's mass digital surveillance program, has applied for political asylum in no less than 21 countries, including China, Cuba, India and Ireland.