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Fallout begins as 4chan starts defending Wikileaks

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The fallout has begun. Within hours of the news of the arrest of Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange, the notorious site 4chan has come out in support for the site in the usual way – by taking down its enemies’ sites. The site attacks are part of “Operation Payback”, which has also been used to coordinate attacks on the RIAA after anti-piracy lawsuits.

Julian Assange arrested by UK police

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It was always going to happen, and now it has. Julian Assange, the Australian behind Wikileaks, has been arrested by the UK Police. The 39-year-old elusive whistleblower was arrested at 9:30am London time, in relation to an European Arrest warrant issued by Sweden in relation to a sexual assault charge.

TECHGEEK Podcast 21: We dropped the cable

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Okay, we get it. We fail at comedy. Don’t get your knickers in a twist. We discuss the Wikileaks saga, the fact that Porn aims to be the next Google in stealing your private data and that Apple tries to push a dead social network with a dead celebrity. Yep, and while I’m so going to get angry emails from Michael Jackson fans, Tom is going to get emails from […]

Interpol adds Assange to wanted list after Swedish request

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been added to Interpol’s worldwide wanted list, coming within days after it was announced that both the Attorney General of Australia, Robert McClelland, and the United States’ Attorney General, Eric Holder, both announced separate investigations on his recent leak of US Diplomatic Cables. However, the ‘red notice’ – the term Interpol uses to signify help from one country’s police force to find a person it […]

Ecuador offers residence to Assange

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The founder of Wikileaks and the man who has managed to create uproar in Washington by leaking classified documents from both the US military and the US State Department, Julian Assange, has been offered a place of residence in Ecuador. Telling Ecuadorinmediato (In Spanish), the deputy Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas said that they were willing to give him residence in the country with no conditions. “We are ready to give […]

Criminal investigation underway with Wikileaks leak

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President Barack Obama is considering taking legal action against Wikileaks, which is currently based in Iceland, after more than 250,000 diplomatic cables were released in the wild. In addition, the Justice Department has announced that it has an active criminal investigation on how the cables were leaked.

Wikileaks leaks US diplomatic cables

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Wikileaks newest leak, promised to be seven times larger than the Iraq War Logs, have been revealed to be the diplomatic communications between the United States and its allies. The site, similar its previous leak, has given first access to the New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais and Der Spiegel, who all released the news at the same time. More than 250,000 diplomatic cables between its allies […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 20: The Big 2-0

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Yep. 20 episodes. We have actually made it this far, surprisingly, without being pulled from the internet because of our irrelevant and often nonsensical information regurgitation. Anyway, two million finds “She Loves You”, and we talk about Telstra finally being split up into two. Also, Farmville is no longer the King of Facebook applications and we get into a heated discussion of whether an iPad 2 will be out (I […]

Wikileaks to publish more Afghanistan docs

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Wikileaks, the notorious website known for leaking classified documents, is said to be publishing the last batch of documents on the current Afghanistan war within weeks, according to wire service AFP. Spokesperson and founder Julian Assange said in a press conference in Stockholm that the are “about halfway through” of the final batch of the 15,000 classified files leaked on the site, and that it is just “a couple of […]

The Year in Review 2009 – Australia in Perspective

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The year 2009 has been an interesting year for Australians. Not only we remember the political scandals like Utegate and the Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s controversial lie detector stunt on radio; but we also remember how Australians got together and showed solidarity amongst one another via charity work after the Bushfires caused havoc to many Australians living in the countryside in Victoria. techgeek.com.au now takes a look back at […]

Wikileaks website blocked in Australia after blacklist leaked

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Australian users are not able to get into the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks for unknown reasons, in a sign that the Government has misused the ACMA blacklist to not let anyone have access to see which sites have been listed on the list. As seen by techgeek.com.au, many of the websites include child pornography websites, but also several Wikipedia images, several porn websites hosted outside of Australia, YouTube accounts, and a […]