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Ecuador grants Julian Assange asylum, despite UK threat

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Ecuador has granted Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s request of political asylum. Assange has been inside the embassy after escaping on June 19 from house arrest to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he believes he would be further extradited the United States. In a press conference, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Richard Patino noted that his fears of political persecution were “legitimate”, according to the BBC. “The Ecuador government, loyal to its […]

Julian Assange loses appeal, will be extradited to Sweden within 14 days

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Julian Assange, the founder of the controversial website Wikileaks, will now be extradited to Sweden to hear allegations of rape and sexual assault by two former volunteers, after his bid to block the extradition failed. Two judges from the High Court in London rejected his appeal that the extradition was unlawful, ruling that the warrant stands and that Assange should face questioning over the allegations made. “There can be no […]

Attorney General: Assange won’t be prosecuted over new leaks

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Julian Assange will not be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s office despite breaching Australian law by identifying an ASIO officer in the recent unredacted cables that were recently published by Wikileaks, according to the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper reports that the department is currently not preparing to investigate or prosecute Assange because “he did not operate in Australia”. This is in contrast with the US Government’s response, where the Justice Department […]

Report: Assange wanted all cables released to public

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Image: gnuckx/Flickr (Creative Commons) Julian Assange told last year to associates that he wanted to release all of the US diplomatic cables which they have releasing slowly, according to notes from that discussion seen by news agency Reuters. The notes were reportedly made during a discussion between him and other activists in Wikileaks at Ellingham Hall, where he is residing while he is on bail while the courts examine allegations […]

Latest update on Wikileaks cables publishes unredacted names, leaked months before

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Wikileaks’ latest round of cables have caused an extraordinary impact in the Australian media scene, but a latest update to the cables has published unredacted names of potential informants in countries such as Israel, Iran and Jordan. According to the New York Times, the site has published cables that were given the label “strictly protect” – which means that they must keep their source of information highly secret as they […]

Gadgetlyst Bytes 3: iPads, Xooms and Zunes

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Welcome to the third episode of Gadgetlyst Bytes – our new monthly podcast recapping the month in gadget news. This month, we take a look at all of the new iPad, Xoom, Atrix, Commodore 64 and of course, Zune! Hosted by Stewart and I Terence and Tom (because Stewart is ‘too tired’), we also provide you an update of the all the latest reviews on TECHGEEK.com.au, namely the Nokia E7 and Parallels Desktop […]

Judge gives Wikileaks Twitter Records to US Government

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The United States Government has been given the go-ahead to access Twitter records relating to associates of website Wikileaks after Birgitta Jonsdottir’s motion to have the request thrown out failed, with the judge saying that the associates have no standing to challenge the order. Judge Theresa Buchanan, also denied a request to unseal the order, saying that the Twitter order “does not demand the contents of any communication… and thus […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

Man sues Wikileaks for creating “nucliar WAR” fear

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No, that isn’t a spelling mistake. That’s how he actually spelt it. David Pitchford, a Florida native, is suing Wikileaks for “treason” – which I thought was only limited to crimes against the state and not a man – and is also claiming the release has put emotional distress on him.

Iceland “furious” over US Wikileaks subpoena

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Jónsdóttir helped Wikileaks to release the Collateral Murder video – she is now no longer a volunteer for the site. The Icelandic government has summoned the US ambassador to Iceland to explain why the United States has subpoenaed the personal details of an Icelandic MP’s Twitter account who had links to Wikileaks and Julian Assange, the site’s founder.

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #23: The Live Unorganised Organised Podcast

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We were planning to recording our live show, but Stewart forgot – with the exception of this 30 minute segment of the news. So, we decided to release this – as a way to recap this week’s news. So, what happened in the week. Assange was released on bail, Gawker got hacked and some new Microsoft slates We also have some last minute additions as we reveal our plans for […]

AFP: Wikileaks release has not broken laws (yet)

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has concluded that Wikileaks has not broken any Australian law when it released the United States diplomatic cables last month, ending some weeks investigating the matter after being referred to them by Attorney-General Robert McClelland.

Morning Briefing: Friday 17 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Friday 17th December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Julian Assange is freed on bail by a London court. He vows to clear his name of allegations of sexual assault in Sweden and continue his work on the infamous site Wikileaks. After axing 4% of its […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop. We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say […]