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WikiLeaks documents show Apple’s battle with Chinese piracy

WikiLeaks documents show Apple’s battle with Chinese piracy

It's been a long time since we heard anything from WikiLeaks. Some recently leaked documents have outlined some of the methods that Apple has taken to stomp out piracy over the years in China. The document is a cable from the Beijing embassy that shows Apple formed a team in March 2008 to fight piracy inside the country. The sheer scale of the piracy has only come to light recently when it was noted that entire Apple Stores were being pirated.

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WikiLeaks Movie Rights Optioned by DreamWorks

WikiLeaks Movie Rights Optioned by DreamWorks

In a move that should surprise noone on this earth, the movie rights to a pair of books about Julian Assange and his undeniably controversial website WikiLeaks. Over the past year or so, WikiLeaks has become a household name in revealing "secret" government and private business documents, causing a ruckus at every level of money changing and United States security and beyond. Now DreamWorks studio has decided this epic story would make at least one fabulous movie to be released in a few years from now - if it gets released at all.

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Apple prunes WikiLeaks app from App Store

Apple prunes WikiLeaks app from App Store

You would have to live under a rock, or even worse not have internet access to not know the saga of WikiLeaks that has been going on over the last few months. All of the leaked documents that the site published finally came back to bite the site and the man behind the curtain is facing some serious criminal charges.

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Openleaks to be Launched by Former WikiLeaks Staff

Openleaks to be Launched by Former WikiLeaks Staff

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter let the world know that former members of the WikiLeaks staff have quit their former jobs (they got paid? weird!) to start a new site next week called Openleaks. Dagens Nyheter reports that their action is to be in protest of their former leader Julian Assange. Why? Dagens Nyheter reports an anonymous (not THE Anonymous) member of the new group as saying: "Our long-term goal is to build a strong, transparent platform to support whistleblowers, both in terms of technology and politics, while at the same time encouraging others to start similar projects."

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US military force removable media lock-down to prevent WikiLeaks sequel

US military force removable media lock-down to prevent WikiLeaks sequel

Part of the US government's response to WikiLeaks and the threat of further data exposure have themselves been leaked, with an immediate ban on removable media for military employees the biggest push for secrecy. According to a December 3rd "Cyber Control Order" obtained by Wired, Maj. Gen. Richard Webber of Air Force Network Operations has demanded that airmen "immediately cease use of removable media on all systems, servers, and stand alone machines residing on SIPRNET." It's apparently one such example of a directive sent out to all military branches.

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Amazon WikiLeaks ebook back on sale as retailer denies hypocrisy

Amazon WikiLeaks ebook back on sale as retailer denies hypocrisy

The WikiLeaks Kindle ebook on Amazon UK has is prompting further controversy, with Amazon adding a statement to the product page and various reports that the author had taken the text down. However, at time of writing the ebook is still listed as available to buy, albeit with the added proviso that "This book contains commentary and analysis regarding recent WikiLeaks disclosures, not the original material disclosed via the WikiLeaks website."

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First “Operation Payback” DDoS arrest made; WikiLeaks denies involvement

First “Operation Payback” DDoS arrest made; WikiLeaks denies involvement

The first arrest related to the 4chan group Anonymous' take-down attempts on PayPal, Visa and MasterCard this week over WikiLeaks controversy has taken place, with Dutch authorities reportedly taking a 16 year old into custody. According to a press release by the High Tech Crime Team of the National Investigation in The Hague, the teen has confessed to his involvement in the DDoS attack, which attempted to bring down the payment platforms after they refused to process donations to WikiLeaks.

The Dutch National Prosecutor believes that the youth "is probably part of a larger group of hackers, to which the investigation continues." His identity was apparently quickly discovered, and the High Tech team moved to arrest him and seize his computer equipment.

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