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WikiLeaks reveals President Barack Obama's personal email address

The stolen emails recently published by WikiLeaks reveal that President Barack Obama’s email address during the presidential transition at the end of the 2008 campaign was bobama@ameritech.net. Five emails sent to or from that email address are in the hacked email files of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton campaign chief, which date back to the 2008 campaign. The hacked emails show the Obama …

Ecuador says it cut Julian Assange’s internet access to prevent interference with the election

Ecuador has claimed responsibility for cutting off Julian Assange’s internet access, calling it a “temporary restriction” aimed at preventing him from interfering with the U.S. election. Wikileaks tweeted about the outage over the weekend and claimed confirmation it was Ecuador yesterday. Turns out they were right. An official statement was issued by the Ecuadorian government explaining their actions. A translated version sent to Politico’s Eric …

U.S. accuses Russia of trying to “interfere with the U.S. election” through internet attacks

“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” said a statement today from the Obama administration about a series of cyberattacks on U.S. political figures and organizations. Them’s fightin’ words. The United States government formally declared on Friday that administration officials believe Russia is stealing and leaking …

Julian Assange volunteers to be imprisoned in the USA if Obama gives Chelsea Manning clemency

Wikileaks has tweeted an offer for founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy where he has been a political asylum seeker since 2012, and turn himself in for a US jail sentence, if President Obama grants clemency Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for providing documents to Wikileaks while serving in the US Army. The Swedish government wants to question …

How a cooked Assange quote ended up media gospel

Julian Assange. Image: Reuters. Wikileaks, the clearing house for state secrets, seems more about founder Julian Assange’s grudges these days: especially the one for Hillary Clinton. Much fuss was made over a quote—that he had “enough evidence” to guarantee an indictment of her—that was widely attributed to him. It turns out, though, that the quote doesn’t check out: most point to a mangled interview on …

Wikileaks' dump of "Erdogan emails" turn out to be public mailing list archives

Earlier this month, Wikileaks published a database of six years’ of email from APK, Turkey’s ruling party — but as outside experts have plumbed that database, all they can find is archives from public mailing lists, old spam, and some sensitive personal information from private citizens. This was just one of Wikileaks’ recent missteps on Turkey. The organization also tweeted links to spreadsheets …

Trump, Wikileaks, the #DNC email hack, and— Russia? Xeni on KCRW's 'Press Play'

New York Times ONE day before the Democratic National Convention opened, Wikileaks released a trove of hacked DNC emails that became a viral political firestorm involving odd bedfellows Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin–and Guccifer 2.0, and Julian Assange. Did Russia hack the DNC? If so, why? And why is Wikileaks publishing (or in the case of Turkey, amplifying) leaks that …