WikiLeaks Publishes ‘Shadow CIA’ Email Messages

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Julian Assange’s whistleblowing website WikiLeaks began publishing 5.5 million email messages and documents allegedly given to them by a group of hacker-activists calling themselves Anonymous.  The target: Stratfor, a private US intelligence firm which has been dubbed a “shadow CIA.”  Anonymous defended Wikileaks last year and instigated cyber-attacks against companies and organizations perceived to be against the online whistleblower.  At a White House briefing, reporters asked whether the US is trying to stop aggressive reporting by using the Espionage Act to take whistleblowers to court in the United States.

 

Read more on Wired. Read more about how the US is using the Espionage Act to pursue leaks on the New York Times.
 

 

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