Wikileaks Newslinks 11 November 2011

11 November 2011 — williambowles.info

Wikileaks Backers Lose Appeal of Order on Twitter Records
BusinessWeek
10 (Bloomberg) — Three Wikileaks backers lost their appeal of a federal magistrate judge’s order allowing US prosecutors to examine information on them collected from their Twitter Inc. accounts. US District Judge Liam O’Grady in Alexandria, Virginia, …
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-10/wikileaks-backers-lose-appeal-of-order-on-twitter-records.html

Monster Mash: The WikiLeaks opera? US marshals to auction art
Los Angeles Times
Wiki opera: Opera Australia is working on an opera about the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Guardian) Everyone’s a star: A new musical that is essentially Hal Prince’s greatest hits — it opens next summer in Toronto before moving to Broadway …
http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/CultureMonster/~3/winnPUT0R8M/monster-mash-us-marshals-to-auction-art.html

Aussies Planning WikiLeaks… Opera?
Gizmodo Australia
Just when you thought there was enough drama surrounding Julian Assange here comes some more, because Australians are planning a freaking WikiLeaks opera to celebrate the hacker-cum-sexual deviant. The idea was dreamt up by Lyndon Terracini of Opera …
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/11/aussies-planning-wikileaks-opera/

Clint too careful with ‘J. Edgar’
Toronto Sun
Under his watch, the FBI operated with impunity like a sleazier, wire-tapping WikiLeaks. So it’s doubtful Hoover himself would have approved of Clint Eastwood’s cautious, slackly-paced biopic of one of the 20th century’s most notorious figures. …
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/10/j-edgar-unfocused-dull

Mauritius, the new destination for dirty money
Rediff
A confidential document shows that post WikiLeaks and the Swiss bank controversy, many money transactions have shifted to banks in Mauritius. An International Monetary Fund report states that the risk of money-laundering has increased in Mauritius. …
http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-mauritius-the-new-bank-for-dirty-money/20111111.htm

Hacking away at the truth: Alan Rusbridger’s Orwell lecture
The Guardian
Rather improbably, over the past 12 months we’ve been chased by a number of major film studios wanting to make films about both the WikiLeaks and hacking stories. Stephen Spielberg was one of a number of producers who snapped up different rights to the …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/nov/10/phone-hacking-truth-alan-rusbridger-orwell?newsfeed=true

Reset With a ‘Mafia State’ May Backfire
The Moscow Times
Illarionov’s views are shared by diplomats and public officials who, in cables that WikiLeaks published a year ago, described Russia as “a virtual mafia state” and Putin as an “alpha-dog.” Putin’s corporatist model is described in detail in the Oct. 31 …
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/editorial-reset-with-a-mafia-state-may-backfire/447560.html

Joe Biden wishes tongue-in-cheek “good luck” to Rick Santorum at New Hampshire …
CBS News
… of Communications, Vice President Biden lavished praise on journalism and the reach of the Internet – which he called an important tool despite the administration’s heartburn over WikiLeaks’ use of it to reveal embarrassing diplomatic secrets. …
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57322827-503544/joe-biden-wishes-tongue-in-cheek-good-luck-to-rick-santorum-at-new-hampshire-dinner/

Malawi deportations that boomerang, case for dual citizenship
Nyasa Times
Unfortunately, the contents of his confidential cable to Her Majesty’s Foreign Office in London were exposed by Wikileaks. The Malawi Government was not amused by his assesment of President Bingu wa Mutharika whom Dyet had described as intolerant of …
http://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi/2011/11/11/malawi-deportations-that-boomerang-case-for-dual-citizenship/

Convincing victory of «populism» in Nicaragua
Tiwy.com – news of Latin America
However WikiLeaks publications let Farrar down. The dispatches from Havana he signed contained negative comments on some Cuban dissidents, their greed and incapability to act efficiently against «te Castro brothers’ regime».

http://www.tiwy.com/news.phtml?id=210

DVD: Page One: Inside The New York Times (E)
The Independent
The film focuses on the paper’s media desk – and especially the wonderfully cranky David Carr – as it tackled stories including the WikiLeaks Collateral Murder film, the bankruptcy of the Tribune news company and the end of the war in Iraq. …
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/dvd-page-one-inside-the-new-york-times-e-6260121.html

The State Department’s Turn-the-Other Cheek Policy
Heritage.org (blog)
In April 2011, he expelled US Ambassador Heather Hodges following the
release of a WikiLeaks cable he considered offensive. The cable pointed to
corruption within the ranks of the Ecuadorian police. At the time, the
State Department called the …
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/10/ecuador-bolivia-and-the-state-department%E2%80%99s-turn-the-other-cheek-policy/

Death by remote
Ha’aretz
This situation changed somewhat two months ago, when WikiLeaks released two
US State Department documents describing conversations between IDF generals
and American diplomats. The former military advocate general, Maj. Gen.
Avichai Mendelblit, told the …
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/death-by-remote-1.394968

Global Markets Are Buffeted as Italian Bond Yields Surge
New York Times
A federal judge ruled that Twitter must give information to the Justice
Department about three of its account holders who are under investigation
for their links to WikiLeaks. Taking a look at the Groupon tent pole, it is
unclear whether the company …
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/global-markets-are-buffeted-as-italian-bond-yields-surge/

PRESS DIGEST – New York Times business news – Nov 11
Reuters
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that Twitter, the popular microblogging
platform, must reveal information about three of its account holders who
are under investigation for their possible links to the WikiLeaks
whistle-blower site. …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/11/press-digest-nyt-idUSL3E7MB0LK20111111
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‘Anti-Iran states provided IAEA report’
Press TV
Referring to a cable released by the Wikileaks in October 2009 about Amano
siding up with the US regarding Iran’s nuclear case, Jalali said the IAEA
has always adopted a political approach toward Tehran. According to a cable
released by the Wikileaks …
http://presstv.com/detail/209350.html

The social engineering network
Yale Daily News
There were comparisons to Chinese Internet control and the blocking of
Wikileaks. And so a rift was exposed in the ranks of the Facebook faithful.
Over 10 percent of the world’s population uses Facebook. While the
variables are tough to crunch — new …
http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/nov/11/lasman-the-social-engineering-network/

BC-DC—Mid-Atlantic News Digest,Advisory, DC
Washington Examiner
A federal judge says Twitter must turn over account information to
government prosecutors investigating how classified documents ended up on
Wikileaks. By Matthew Barakat. WASHINGTON — Prosecutors are asking a
judge to sentence former Prince George’s …
http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/nation/2011/11/bc-dc-mid-atlantic-news-digestadvisory-dc-4

THOUGHTS OF A REFORMER
Independent.co.ug
Did you read the Wikileaks story about a discussion between President
Museveni and President Kikwete where President Museveni expressed a view
that he would leave power in Uganda if he was given the East African
presidency in 2013? …
http://www.independent.co.ug/rwanda-ed/rwanda/4865-thoughts-of-a-reformer

Mugabe ‘too sick’ to cap NUST graduates
The Zimbabwean
In a report of the June 2008 meeting released by WikiLeaks, McGee wrote:
“Gideon Gono, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), told the
Ambassador on June 4 that President Robert Mugabe has prostate cancer that
has metastasised and, …
http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/news/zimbabwe/54518/mugabe-too-sick-to-cap.html?utm_source=thezim&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=listarticle&utm_content=textlink

Ecuador appoints key economic officials
Reuters
Cely’s appointment signals the end of a diplomatic row with the United
States that began in April when Correa expelled the US ambassador over US
diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks that suggested Correa was aware of
corrupt police practices. …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/10/ecuador-cabinet-idUSN1E7A917Z20111110

Government’s Fast and Furious operation sparks gun control discussion
Deseret News
According to the US government and Wikileaks cables, the most fearsome
weapons used in Mexico did not, in fact, come from the United States.
Instead, the State Department cables say that military type equipment,
including grenades and light anti-tank …
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700196637/Governments-Fast-and-Furious-operation-sparks-gun-control-discussion.html

Kevin Rudd rejects criticism that build-up of US Marines in Darwin will damage …
The Daily Telegraph
WIKILEAKS reveals Rudd told US to contain Beijing and offered to send
troops to Pakistan. He also lashed out at the Greens for opposing such a
policy and for calling for it to be put to the Australian people first,
saying “I believe that (the alliance) …
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/kevin-rudd-rejects-criticism-that-build-up-of-us-marines-in-darwin-will-damage-relations-with-china/story-e6freuy9-1226192957177

The 203-year-old C-category jail
The News International
It was the same Wandsworth jail where the famous Wikileaks founder, Julian
Assange, was kept after he was remanded into custody on December 7, 2010.
Noted Irish author and poet Oscar Wilde (1854 -1900), known for his classic
1895 literary masterpiece …
http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=10217&Cat=13

Solon slams CIA tracking of Twitter and Facebook as threat to constitutional …
Bulatlat
The US embassy has already been criticized severely when previously
sensitive and secret diplomatic missives and cables were released by
Wikileaks. Documented in hundreds of cables sent by officials of the US
embassy in the Philippines led by former …
http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/11/11/solon-slams-cia-tracking-of-twitter-and-facebook-as-threat-to-constitutional-rights/

Cageprisoners Interview with Umm Hamza, Wife of Al-Qaeda Figure Djamel Beghal
Middle East Media Research Institute
Cageprisoners: “Coming back to your husband, Wikileaks has revealed that he
was convicted without evidence. How do you react?” Umm Hamza: “When I read
that I felt revolted and extremely angry. I was disgusted by this injustice
completely ignored. …
http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/5802.htm

Protests set to greet Clinton visit
Bulatlat (blog)
The whistleblower website Wikileaks has already exposed the problems in the
custody provisions of the VFA. In one embassy cable dated April 27, 2009
(09MANILA903), or after the acquittal of Smith, former US ambassador
Kristie Kenney admitted that …
http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/11/11/protests-set-to-greet-clinton-visit/

Aransas County website down; video surfaces claiming to be from hacker group …
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Also in 2010, Anonymous attacked Internet commerce sites such as PayPal,
MasterCard, Visa and Amazon in support of WikiLeaks. Anonymous also has
been tied to attacks on government websites in the Middle East related to
the Arab Spring movement. …
http://www.caller.com/news/2011/nov/10/aransas-county-website-down-video-surfaces-to-be/

German Government To Purchase EADS Shares
Spiegel Online
United States diplomatic cables obtained by whistleblower platform
WikiLeaks that were reported on in March provided insight into the
conflict-ridden relationship between German and French employees at EADS.
The company is best known abroad as the …
http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,796981,00.html

Wikileaks Has Spawned Books, a Film… And Now an Opera?
By Jamie Condliffe
Just when you thought there was enough drama surrounding Julian Assange
here comes some more. Because those crazy Australians are planning a
freaking Wikileaks opera to celebrate their home-grown hacker-cum-sexual
deviant.
http://gizmodo.com/5858220/wikileaks-has-spawned-books-a-film-and-now-an-opera

Twitter’s Privacy Policy Defeats Efforts by WikiLeaks Associates to …
A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., today ruled that three individuals have
no reasonable expectation of privacy in their Twitter accounts because they
agreed, by clicking, to boilerplate terms of service which include
permission for Twitter to …
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/twitters_privacy_policy_defeats_efforts_by_wikileaks_associates_to_keep_inf/

Monster Mash: The WikiLeaks opera? U.S marshals to auction art …
By Kelly Scott
Wiki opera: Opera Australia is working on an opera about the WikiLeaks
founder Julian Assange. (Guardian) Everyone’s a star: A new musical that is
essentially Hal Prince’s greatest hits — it opens next summer in Toronto
before moving to …
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/monster-mash-us-marshals-to-auction-art.html

Twitter Ordered to Yield Data in WikiLeaks Case – The New York …
By The New York Times
Twitter Ordered to Yield Data in WikiLeaks Case. … A federal judge ruled
that Twitter must give information to the Justice Department about three of
its account holders who are under investigation for their links to
WikiLeaks. (Read Full Article) …
http://www.greendatacenternews.org/articles/342978/twitter-ordered-to-yield-data-in-wikileaks-case/

Judge Grants Access to WikiLeaks-Related Twitter Accounts …
By Doug Isenberg
The U.S. Justice Department will be allowed access to WikiLeaks-related
Twitter accounts, including information about what Internet and e-mail
addresses are associated with them, a federal district judge ruled. The
60-page ruling from U.S. …
http://gigalaw.com/2011/11/10/judge-grants-access-to-wikileaks-related-twitter-accounts/

Justice Department gains right to WikiLeaks associates’ Twitter info …
By donal brown
A federal judge upheld a lower court decision that the Justice Department
may obtain records of twitter accounts of three current and former
WikiLeaks associates. Under the ruling by the lower court, the order
includes records showing the …
http://www.firstamendmentcoalition.org/2011/11/justice-department-gains-right-to-wikileaks-associates-twitter-info/

Vermont Infragard WikiLeaks and National Security Colloquium …
By Public Intelligence
In April 2011, a colloquium was held at the private military college
Norwich University in conjunction with the Vermont branch of the FBI’s
Infragard program. These presentations from the colloquium provide insight
into government responses …
http://publicintelligence.net/vermont-infragard-wikileaks-and-national-security-colloquium-presentations/

Judge rules Twitter must hand over user info in WikiLeaks probe …
By Eric W. Dolan
A district court judge in Virginia ruled Thursday that U.S federal
investigators can collect the private records of three Twitter users as
part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. The judge also refused to
unseal court documents that would …
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/10/judge-rules-twitter-must-hand-over-user-info-in-wikileaks-probe/

Judge Rules Feds Can Have WikiLeaks Associates’ Twitter Data …
By Dissent
Kevin Poulsen reports the expected, but bad nevertheless, news: The Justice
Department is entitled to records of the Twitter accounts used by three
current and.
http://www.pogowasright.org/?p=25548

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: a timeline –
By Sacdiyo Foodcade
November 2009. Wikileaks publishes a huge archive of text pager messages
recorded in the US on September 11, 2001, the day hijackers crashed planes
into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.
April 2010 …
http://www.puntlander.com/?p=4984

Falls Church, VA – Judge: Twitter Must Give User Info In WikiLeaks …
By admin
Lawyers for three Twitter account holders, all of whom have some connection
to WikiLeaks, had argued that forcing Twitter to cooperate with the
investigation by turning over the data amounts to an invasion of privacy
and chills Twitter users’ …
http://www.vosizneias.com/94572/2011/11/10/falls-church-va-judge-twitter-must-give-user-info-in-wikileaks-probe/

WikiLeaks: Tissa Vitharana thanked US for pushing Sri Lanka closer …
By Colombo Telegraph
By Colombo Telegraph. “On human rights and media freedom problems,
Vitharana instantly became offensive, and regretted that the international
community did not understand the situation on the ground. He praised the
President as being …
http://colombotelegraph.com/2011/11/11/wikileaks-tissa-vitharana-thanked-us-for-pushing-sri-lanka-closer-to-china/
Colombo Telegraph
http://colombotelegraph.com/

Judge rules Feds can have WikiLeaks associates’ Twitter data …
The Justice Department is entitled to records of the Twitter accounts used
by three current and former WikiLeaks associates, a federal judge ruled
Thursday, dealing a victory to prosecutors in a routine records demand that
turned into a fierce …
http://bfreenews.com/bfn/showonenews?s=2&id=189092

Twitter Ordered To Yield Data In WikiLeaks Case
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that Twitter, the popular microblogging
platform, must reveal information about three of its account holders who
are under …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/twitter-ordered-to-yield-_n_1087673.html

Twitter / WikiLeaks: Swedish government subserv …
Swedish government subservience to the US now on naked display. Voted
against Palestinian membership of UNESCO. Didn’t even abstain.
http://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/131154249886343169

Privacy Loses in Twitter/Wikileaks Records Battle | Electronic …
Privacy Loses in Twitter/Wikileaks Records Battle. Ruling Allows U.S.
Government Warrantless Access to Users’ Data. San Francisco – A district
court judge in …
https://www.eff.org/press/releases/privacy-loses-twitterwikileaks-records-battle

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