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WikiLeaks
Publisher of classified documents

WikiLeaks is a non-profit publisher and media organisation, founded in 2006 by Julian Assange, an Australian editor, publisher and activist. WikiLeaks is best known for their disclosure of classified document caches and media, such as the 2007 video Collaterial Murder in which Reuters journalists were killed in Baghdad, along with several civilians, by a US helicopter crew. The organisation has released more than 10 million documents and associated analyses [1].

WikiLeaks logo, an hourglass with a globe leaking from top to bottom. Obtained via Wikipedia [1].

WikiLeaks is owned by the Sunshine Press, a non-profit organisation based in Iceland. It founder, Julian Assange, is currently held in a British prison, awaiting extradiction to the United States. Since September 2018, Kristinn Hrafnsson has served as the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks [1].

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Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks
Edward Snowden, NSA whistle blower
Bugging implant found in a CryptoPhone used by WikiLeaks
Weakness in TEA1 encryption algorithm of TETRA radio network (2006)
Julian Assange
United States authorities began investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange soon after WikiLeaks had published the Chelsea Manning leaks in 2010. Shortly afterwards, on 20 August 2010, Assange was arrested in Stockholm (Sweden) on sexual assault allegations, but was released on 1 September 2010. After Assange had left Sweden on 27 September 2010, Sweden issued an international warrant for his arrest. At the time, it was widely speculated that the sexual assault allegations had been orchestrated by the US in order to get Assange.

On 8 December 2010, Assange – meanwhile in the UK – gave himself up to the British Police, where he was released on bail on 16 December 2010. Afraid of being extradited to the US, Assange sought refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (UK), where he stayed for the next 7 years. Although Sweden had meanwhile dropped the sexual assault charges, Assange still feared extradiction to the US. He was finally arrested in London on 11 April 2019 for breaking the conditions of his bail, and is currently challenging extradition to the US.

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Notable disclosures
  • 2006
    Apparent Somali assasination order
  • 2007
    Daniel arap Moi family corruption
  • 2007
    Camp Delta Standard Operating Procedures (Guantanamo Bay)
  • 2007
    Northern Rock Bank
  • 2008
    Bank Julius Baer
  • 2008
    British National Party (BNP) membership list
  • 2008
    Killings by the Kenian police
  • 2008
    Sarah Palin's Yahoo! email account contents
  • 2008
    The collected secret 'bibles' of Scientology
  • 2008
    Tibetian dissident in China
  • 2009
    Peru oil scandal
  • 2009
    Congressional Research Service reports
  • 2009
    WikiLeaks confidential donor information
  • 2009
    NATO's Master Narravite for Afganistan
  • 2009
    Contributors to Coleman campaign
  • 2009
    Barclays Bank tax avoidance
  • 2009
    Internet censorship lists
  • 2009
    Bilderberg Group meeting reports
  • 2009
    Nuclear accidentin Iran
  • 2009
    Toxic dumping in Africa - The Minton report
  • 2009
    Kaupting Bank
  • 2009
    Joint Services Protocol 440
  • 2009
    Cimategate emails
  • 2009
    9/11 pager messages
  • 2010
    US Intelligence report on WikiLeaks
  • 2010
    Baghdad airstike video
  • 2010
    Afgan War Diary
  • 2010
    Love Parade documents
  • 2010
    Iraq War logs
  • 2010
    State Department diplomatic cables
  • 2011
    Guantanamo Bay files
  • 2011
    The Spy Files
  • 2012
    The Global Intelligence Files
  • 2012
    Syria Files
  • 2013
    PlusD
  • 2013
    Spy Files 3
  • 2013
    Draft Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement IP Charter
  • 2014
    Trade In Services Agreement chapter draft
  • 2014
    Australian bribery case suppression order
  • 2015
    TPP Investment Chapter
  • 2015
    Sony archives
  • 2015
    Trident Nuclear Weapons System
  • 2015
    The Saudi Cables
  • 2015
    NSA spying
  • 2015
    John Brennan emails
  • 2016
    DNC email leak
  • 2016
    Podesta emails
  • 2016
    Yemen files
  • 2016
    PlusD
  • 2016
    German BND-NSA inquiry
  • 2016
    Turkish AK Party emails
  • 2017
    CIA espionage order
  • 2017
    Vault 7
  • 2017
    2017 Macron email leak
  • 2017
    Spy Files Russia
  • 2017
    Vault 8
  • 2018
    ICE Patrol
  • 2018
    Allegation of a corrupted broker in France-UAE arms deal
  • 2019
    Organisation for the Prohibition of Vhemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • 2021
    Intolerance Network
References
  1. Wikipedia, WikiLeaks
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