Wikileaks Newslinks 23 December 2011

23 December 2011 — williambowles.info

WikiLeaks founder helped Army private get data, prosecutors say
Los Angeles Times
During closing arguments in the pretrial hearing of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, prosecutors flashed excerpts of chat logs to the courtroom that they alleged showed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coaching Manning on how to decode computer passwords to …
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-manning-hearing-20111223,0,3196435.story

Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency: careful where you click
The National
Unlike other similar-themed works, Sifry purposefully avoids much mention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s personal life. Instead, his thought-provoking but slimline tome focuses on putting the whistle-blowing website in the context of the …
http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/wikileaks-and-the-age-of-transparency-careful-where-you-click

Defense says Manning victim of military overreach
Atlanta Journal Constitution
21, 2011, after a military hearing that will determine if he should face court-martial for his alleged role in the WikiLeaks classified leaks case went on recess for the day. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, …
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/defense-says-manning-victim-1268168.html

THE “INDEPENDENT SHI’A” OF LEBANON: WHAT WIKILEAKS TELLS US ABOUT AMERICAN …
GLORIA Center (blog)
By Phillip Smyth December 22, 2011 US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have given a new insight into American policy in Lebanon, especially efforts to counter Hizballah. Hizballah’s willingness to use a combination of hard power through violence …
http://www.gloria-center.org/2011/12/the-%E2%80%9Cindependent-shi%E2%80%99a%E2%80%9D-of-lebanon-what-wikileaks-tells-us-about-american-efforts-to-find-an-alternative-to-hizballah/

How the US coaxed Myanmar in from the cold
Reuters India
Interviews with dozens of officials in Yangon, Washington and Southeast Asia, and an examination of diplomatic cables obtained by Wikileaks, show that the United States and Myanmar had started waltzing warily toward each other in the first year of …
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/12/23/myanmar-engagement-idINDEE7BM00Z20111223

Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
InformationWeek
As if the leak of sensitive diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks wasn’t embarrassing enough to the US government, the full trove of more than a quarter million unredacted cables wound up on peer-to-peer site BitTorrent. The confidential documents included …
http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/232300753

Obama can’t take credit for withdrawal
Green Bay Press Gazette
This information was disclosed following the illegal release of classified information to Wikileaks. This includes a failed chemical attack in May of 2003 in Baghdad that likely would have killed thousands of Americans and Iraqis. …
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20111223/GPG0603/112230545/Obama-can-t-take-credit-withdrawal

OWS and Code Pink hit the Road in Defense of Bradley Manning
The Indypendent
Since becoming the coordinator of CODEPINK’s “Hands Off WikiLeaks” campaign seven months ago I’ve struggled with the degree to which the WikiLeaks community is dominated by men. Sure, there are plenty of female, queer and transgendered Bradley Manning …
http://www.indypendent.org/2011/12/22/ows-and-code-pink-hit-road-defense-bradley-manning

Analysis – What’s the plan if North Korea collapses?
Reuters UK
“The Chinese are always skittish about these things,” he said, adding that the disclosure of secret US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks have made them especially wary of contingency planning. Still, the transition of power in North Korea from the …
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/12/23/uk-korea-north-collapse-idUKTRE7BM0EG20111223

Idle staff surf the net in London’s Iranian banks
Reuters
After multiple investigations, British authorities told US officials in 2008 according to cables released by Wikileaks, they could detect no wrongdoing by the Iranian banks. “In fact, after being subjected to increased regulatory scrutiny, …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/22/iran-banks-britain-idUSL5E7N21SW20111222

Closing arguments today on court-martial for Bradley Manning in Wikileaks case
Christian Science Monitor
Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of US military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks website. His defense attorneys argue that weak oversight is to blame. By Scott Baldauf, Staff Writer / December 22, 2011 Army Pfc. …
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011/1222/Closing-arguments-today-on-court-martial-for-Bradley-Manning-in-Wikileaks-case

Thousands of grave markers may have errors
Detroit Free Press
… closing arguments in the preliminary hearing to determine whether Manning should be tried for allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of diplomatic documents and Iraq and Afghanistan war zone field reports to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. …
http://www.freep.com/article/20111223/NEWS07/112230339/Thousands-of-grave-markers-may-have-errors

Israeli firm sold web spy kit to Iran, report says
ZDNet UK (blog)
At the start of December, Wikileaks published a collection of security vendor catalogues and price lists that it terms the Spy Files, showing precisely what it was that was being hawked around. A week or so later, the European Commission got involved, …
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/communication-breakdown-10000030/israeli-firm-sold-web-spy-kit-to-iran-report-says-10025080/

Movement Times: TechPresident’s Top Posts of 2011
techPresident
From the streets of Tunisia to Wall Street, and online from the WikiLeaks wars to the early election skirmishes of 2012, this has been a tumultuous time. Next year, who knows, maybe everything will just get really boring. Though we kind of doubt it. …
http://techpresident.com/news/21544/icymi-our-best-posts-2011

Putin has modest income, documents show
Reuters
Gunvor said at the time that the US diplomatic documents, published on WikiLeaks, repeated old rumors and that its ownership was a matter of public record. US President Barack Obama declared pre-tax family income of $1.73 million in 2010, according to …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/22/us-russia-putin-income-idUSTRE7BL12920111222

Ron Paul’s moment
Washington Times
He lionizes anti-American, anti-war websites such as the odious WikiLeaks. He will not stand up to China’s predatory trade practices, blindly adhering to free-trade nostrums. His support for homosexual rights and the legalization of drugs, …
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/22/ron-pauls-moment/

WikiLeaks suspect ‘abused’ trust: U.S. Army prosecutors | The Raw …
By Agence France-Presse
Defense attorneys argued meanwhile at the conclusion of a seven-day hearing that the charges against the 24-year-old soldier from Oklahoma accused of spilling secrets to WikiLeaks should be reduced. Manning, who served in Iraq from …
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/22/wikileaks-suspect-abused-trust-u-s-army-prosecutors/

NewsDaily: Hearing concludes for suspected WikiLeaks leaker …
By Lily Kuo
The Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking classified files to the WikiLeaks website gave U.S. enemies “unfettered access” to government secrets, a military prosecutor said on Thursday, but a defense lawyer said the soldier had done …
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre7bl1g6-us-usa-defense-manning/

Did WikiLeaks pay for the documents? – CNN Security Clearance …
By Adam Levine
By Charley Keyes Pfc. Bradley Manning allegedly suggested to someone at the Kansas military prison where he is being held that WikiLeaks paid for the hundreds of thousands of leaked documents, according to a legal document filed in the …
http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/22/did-wikileaks-pay-for-the-documents/

WikiLeaks defendant rests case, hearing | Technology | BigPond News
Lawyers for the US soldier accused of spilling secrets to WikiLeaks have rested their defence at a hearing.
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Technology/2011/12/23/WikiLeaks_defendant_rests_case_hearing_699743.html

Closing arguments begin in WikiLeaks case
The preliminary hearing for an Army intelligence analyst accused of creating the biggest national security leak in U.S. history is winding down with closing arguments.
http://www.wishtv.com/dpps/military/closing-arguments-begin-in-wikileaks-case-nt11-jpe_4020047

Closing arguments to begin for WikiLeaks suspect – YouTube
By CBSNewsOnline
Closing arguments are scheduled at a preliminary hearing for Army Private Bradley Manning in the “WikiLeaks” case. Debbye Turner Bell reports.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiaSFs5QqII

Daily Chronicle | Defense rests in WikiLeaks hearing
Defense rests in WikiLeaks hearing. By The ASSOCIATED PRESS. Created: Thursday, December 22, 2011 5:30 a.m. CST. Comments (…) Tweet. Text Size: AaAaAaAaAa. FORT MEADE, Md. – Lawyers for the Army intelligence analyst blamed …
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2011/12/21/defense-rests-in-wikileaks-hearing/aft0vce/

Closing Arguments in Pre-Trial for Wikileaks Suspect Bradley …
By takeawaydigital@gmail.com (Public Radio International and WNYC Radio) A seven day pre-trial that closes Thursday will determine if Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, a suspect in leaking confidential military …
http://www.thetakeaway.org/2011/dec/22/closing-arguments-for-wikileaks-suspect-bradley-manning/

WikiLeaks defence calls first witness | Security| | Darknet :: IT …
By darknet
WikiLeaks defence calls first witness.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hagengraf/6271571070/. Attorneys for US Army Private Bradley Manning began presenting their defence, on Wednesday, of the low-ranking soldier blamed for one of the …
http://www.darknet.org/?p=942

Manning awaits decision on military tribunal — RT
By RT
Closing arguments wrapped up Thursday morning in the Article 32 pre-trial hearing against alleged WikiLeaks contributor Private First Class Bradley Manning.
http://rt.com/usa/news/manning-military-wikileaks-arguments-455/

Closing arguments begin in WikiLeaks case – KOTV.com
NewsOn6.com is your local source for information in Tulsa, delivering breaking news, weather, sports, lifestyle and classifieds.
http://www.newson6.com/story/16376994/closing-arguments-begin-in-wikileaks-case

Prosecutors link Manning to WikiLeaks’ Assange – Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: FORT MEADE, MD (Reuters) – Military prosecutors sought to link U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning directly to WikiLeaks…
http://news.yahoo.com/prosecutors-manning-wikileaks-assange-001029769.html

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Posted 23rd December 2011 by InI in category Spies-R-Us

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