From Apple to his own once-loyal followers, Julian Assange is suffering from a lack of support on all sides. The future of Wikileaks is questionable at best. But that website's death (or neutering) won't be enough to stop a new wave of whistleblowing. The first new wave of leak sites is already here.
It seems that the hacker group going by the name Anonymous may not have been as anonymous in their DDoS attacks leveled against perceived enemies of WikiLeaks as they thought. The hacker group ran a massive DDoS attack against a number of websites that stopped working with WikiLeaks after the site came under significant fire for posting government documents.
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.
Hooray on top of hooray, it's like Christmas came super early, we got our hands on and unboxed a Google Nexus S and you're all invited to sit by the campfire and watch! Joy! Then prepare yourself for a better way to leak as WikiLeaks staff members declare their intention of creating a separate site by the name of Openleaks. Next, get super pumped up and take a look at a leaked five year plan for Blizzard Entertainment - can you say Diablo III? SEE Facebook turn down a $15 BILLION DOLLAR offer from Microsoft. And SEE the Netbook category Go Extinct via Ben.
All this and MORE today on The Daily Slash!
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."
Ruh roh! Looks like Notion Ink is having some troubles with pre-orders and cautious consumers thinking about buying the Adam tablet. Check it out. Then see how the US military is locking down potential WikiLeaks material - while at the same time Anonymous plans on spamming the internets with all the secret documents that've already seen the light in Opteration: Leakspin while a 16 year old kid is arrested for related DDoS attacks on PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard. AND there's a sweet magnetic cube table that looks like a Rubik's Cube. It's ramping up to be quite an exciting day here on the R3 Media Network. Get pumped up and check out the entire SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!
We all know you can't believe everything you read or find online. Sometimes the things we run across are lies, misleads or just outright wrong. It's hard to get away from the drama that is Wikileaks right now so I will assume you are all familiar with the issues around the site and the anonymous group that has been attacking sites perceived to be enemies of Wikileaks.