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Bradley Manning’s Day In Court

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm (UTC-4)
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The Alleged Wikileaks Leaker Is Arraigned Doug Bernard | Washington DC For the last year and a half, U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning has sat alone in a prison cell. A variety of prison cells, to be exact. In Spring 2010, the military identified Manning as the source of several high profile leaks on the […]

Who’s Buying All the Spy Gear?

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)
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The Full Truth Is Hard To Know Doug Bernard | Washington DC Five times a year, in cities as diverse as Prague, Washington, Brasilia, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, thousands of buyers and sellers of electronic gear gather for a series of events that have come to be known as “The Wiretapper’s Ball.”  On display are […]

The Way of Wiki

Posted January 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm (UTC-4)
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The Web’s Most Overused – and Least Understood – Word Take a short hike around the Internet and it’s almost guaranteed you’ll stumble over a wiki-something. Wikileaks.  Wikipedia.  Wikispaces or Wikispots.   The Apple Corporation has a wiki (although not open to the public)  as does IBM, and GE, and just about every other Fortune 500 […]

What Devices Rule Your Life?

Posted January 11th, 2011 at 2:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Is the “Wiki” Generation Too Wired For Its Good? This week we’re partnering with our pals who run the really-worth-your-time blog “VOA Student Union” with this question: what does the Internet generation think about all the wired devices that have come into our lives? It’s a question we’ve been returning to as we’ve read, and […]

Wikileaks and the Right to Know

Posted December 22nd, 2010 at 1:38 pm (UTC-4)
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Does National Security Trump Freedom of the Press? Elizabeth Lee | Washington Sensitive information released by the Wikileaks website has generated a  heated debate in the United States: should the news media publish  classified information, and does it compromise national security?  And who decides? Those questions, and others, after the jump.

Chasing Secrets

Posted December 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm (UTC-4)
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Once a Secret is Out of the Bag, Can It Ever Go Back In? Kate Woodsome | Washington, D.C The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly considering whether to file espionage charges against the WikiLeaks Web site and its founder Julian Assange. The case has raised broad legal questions about how the government will protect the […]

Wiki-Wars

Posted December 12th, 2010 at 2:53 pm (UTC-4)
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“The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is Wikileaks.” – John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Drip, Drip, Drip…

Posted December 5th, 2010 at 3:30 pm (UTC-4)
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How Wikileaks Exploits Technological, and Human, Weaknesses Kate Woodsome |Washington DC Historians, anti-war activists and armchair observers of human nature will have plenty to mull over in the coming years, thanks to the online group WikiLeaks. The website has published hundreds of thousands of previously unreleased U.S. military and diplomatic documents, dating from February of […]

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What Is Wikileaks?

Posted July 26th, 2010 at 2:15 pm (UTC-4)
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How One Website is Changing Journalism Wikileaks first came online in 2007, promising any individual a forum to anonymously publish previously classified, hidden or sensitive documents and make them publicly available. The idea was relatively simple: given the viral nature of the Internet – and the ease of duplicating digital documents – once secret information […]

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The Internet Springs a Leak

Posted May 13th, 2010 at 2:26 pm (UTC-4)
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The recent posting of U.S. Defense Department video on the Wikileaks website has rekindled an old debate over leaking sensitive documents. But now it’s not just about the public’s right to know vs. the government’s right to secrecy – it’s also about the global reach of the World Wide Web. VOA’s Doug Bernard spoke with […]

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