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Despite countless WikiLeaks copycats popping up since the secret-spilling site first dumped its cache of State Department cables last year, the new generation of leaking sites has produced few WikiLeaks-sized scoops. So instead of waiting for insider whistleblowers, the hacker movement Anonymous hopes that a few outside intruders might start the leaks flowing.

Earlier this week members of the hacker collective, and specifically a sub-group known as the People’s Liberation Front, (PLF) launched two new leaking sites, LocalLeaks.tk (not to be confused with the similarly named Localeaks.com) and HackerLeaks.tk. Both hope to receive documents through an anonymous submissions channel, analyze them, and then distribute them to the press to get “maximum exposure and political impact.”

But while LocalLeaks aims to use WikiLeaks’ model of insider sources to expose corruption on the local scale, HackerLeaks openly invites data thieves to upload documents through its submission system, so that they can be analyzed and publicized. “You download it, we’ll disclose it for you,” the site’s homepage reads, listing potential booty such as “databases, exploits, security flaws, documents, and email spools.”

On Tuesday, according to one of the hackers involved who goes by the name Commander X, the leaking site got its first submission: a list of the personal details of Orlando officials including addresses, home values, incomes and other data. That “leak,” which Commander X says was submitted anonymously to HackerLeaks but was posted, confusingly, on LocalLeaks, comes as Anonymous has been engaged in what it calls “Operation Orlando.” Since early Tuesday hackers have been launching attacks on Orlando-based targets including OrlandoFloridaGuide.com and the websites of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and Universal Studios in retaliation for arrests of Orlando workers for the non-profit Food Not Bombs who lacked permits.

“These are the folks that wrote and are enforcing a very brutal law against very poor people,” Commander X, who says he is serving as the current “editor in chief” of the two sites, wrote to me over instant message. ”They themselves appear to be very very rich, so we thought we would point that out.”

I’m not going to take a stand on this, I’ll just keep an eye on it as it develops and develop it will.

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NATO leaders have been warned that WikiLeaks-loving ‘hacktivist’ collective Anonymous could pose a threat to member states’ security, following recent attacks on the US Chamber of Commerce and defence contractor HBGary – and promise to ‘persecute’ its members.

In a toughly-worded draft report to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, General Rapporteur Lord Jopling claims that the loose-knit, leaderless group is “becoming more and more sophisticated”, and “could potentially hack into sensitive government, military, and corporate files”.

The group demonstrated its capabilities in February, says the report, when it hacked into US-based defence contractor HBGary. Documents stolen in the attack lifted the lid on the US military’s plans to use social network surveillance software, code-named ‘Metal Gear’ by the online hive-mind, which could control an army of fake profiles, collecting data from disparate sites and piecing together an individual’s identity by analysing linguistic traits and other details.

Describing the rise of the group from its beginnings on internet picture message board 4chan, via campaigns against the Church of Scientology and, more recently, in support of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, the report continues: “Today, the ad hoc international group of hackers and activists is said to have thousands of operatives and has no set rules or membership.”

The report goes on to lay out a stark warning to the group’s nameless participants:

“It remains to be seen how much time Anonymous has for pursuing such paths. The longer these attacks persist the more likely countermeasures will be developed, implemented, the groups will be infiltrated and perpetrators persecuted.”

Anonymous can’t be stopped since they don’t have any leaders, they are fueled only by a set of ideas and to quote one of their heroes “Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. “ The US is yet again trying to fight a faceless enemy and we all know how the last two wars are going (War on Terror, War on Drugs).

Anonymous will not disappear and the more you put them in the news and talk about them, the more people are going to join up.

And lastly to clarify my stand here. I am not part of Anonymous and do not agree with how they fight, We do however share the same goal, an open and free society.

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Back in May, we had reported that Swedish police were complaining about the IPRED “anti-piracy” law, noting that all it had really done was driven up the use of encryption, which had made their job more difficult. Separate from that, of course, have been numerous studies showing that the amount of file sharing in Sweden, after an initial dip, quickly surpassed what it had been before and continued to rise. Of course, this was all pretty predictable before IPRED went into effect, but thanks to Wikileaks, not only do we know that the US was heavily involved in pushing efforts like IPRED through, but that Swedish officials made these concerns known to the US, and it appears that the US didn’t really care. The specific cable highlighted the concerns of Swedish officials:

“Swedish Police Enforcement officials are complaining that implementation of the IPRED has made it more difficult to solve crimes. Swedish Internet Service Providers are saving user information related to IP-numbers for a shorter period of time following the IPRED legislation.

Also, as previously reported (Ref A) the IPRED legislation might be doing little to stop the problem of illegal file-sharing as internet users now are using services which allow them to hide their IP-addresses.”

This is what happens when you have lawmakers that doesn’t understand the technology their trying to regulate and when your trying to be Hollywood’s little bitch.

The more they push, the more the pirate movement will start to use VPN services, Tor or other IP-addresses hiding technology. It’s a battle they can’t win.

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Internal U.S. government reviews have determined that a mass leak of diplomatic cables caused only limited damage to U.S. interests abroad, despite the Obama administration’s public statements to the contrary.

A congressional official briefed on the reviews said the administration felt compelled to say publicly that the revelations had seriously damaged American interests in order to bolster legal efforts to shut down the WikiLeaks website and bring charges against the leakers.

“I think they just want to present the toughest front they can muster,” the official said.

But State Department officials have privately told Congress they expect overall damage to U.S. foreign policy to be containable, said the official, one of two congressional aides familiar with the briefings who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

“We were told (the impact of WikiLeaks revelations) was embarrassing but not damaging,” said the official, who attended a briefing given in late 2010 by State Department officials.

I wonder how Reuters got a hold of the internal review? Isn’t this the same thing Wikileaks is doing?

Is the US going to start a witch-hunt against Reuters?

So many questions yet no one answered.

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An American trends analyst told a Russian news service recently that in 2011, young people from industrial societies around the world will unite on the Internet to overthrow increasingly ineffective elements of globalism that have driven their economies into depression.

In a wide-ranging interview with Russia Today (RT) on Monday, Gerald Celente made the bold prediction along with a raft of other prognostications on humanity’s growing trends.

As founder of the Trends Research Institute, Celente has made a number of highly accurate predictions in the past, including the rise of gold as an alternative store of monetary value and the popularization of hyper-local, organic food commodities. He also accurately foretold the economic collapse, predicting at the start of 2008 that it would happen later in the year.

Thanks to his track record, Celente has been featured by a raft of mainstream media outlets and has a strong following among American libertarians.

His overall prediction for 2011: Get ready for the cyber wars.

“[The Internet is] exposing the corruptness, the ineptitude and the double dealing going on that [governments] don’t want the public to know about,” he told RT. “The more freedom of information that goes out, they’re going to start using cyber war and the war on terror to take that Internet freedom away from America.”

He predicted a rising tide of government and private intervention online, with entities acting alongside each other to shut down speech they dislike.

“But in 2011, the game’s gonna run out,” he said. “…On one end, it’s a wake-up call and on the other hand it’s [an effort to] screw the people.”

“What we saw in England, again with ‘off with their heads,’ what we saw in Italy with the students taking to the streets, you’re gonna see in Spain, you’re going to see in Ireland. You already saw it in France. Figure it out.

The US is going to be slower, but it’s going to happen here at a different level. Remember, the US has been beaten down and pushed down. You’re going to see a revolution world-wide. What’s going to unite them in this cause is another major trend: Journalism 2.0.

“The Internet has become the great connector. They all know what’s going on. They’re all Facebook. They’re all together. They have a system where they’re interacting and relating. It’s a different kind of social network than the other one, but the same.”

He added that cyber war and cyber crime — the likes of which targeted companies that refused to do business with WikiLeaks — will escalate throughout the year.

“The worse conditions get, the more you’re going to see cyber crime. The worse economic conditions go globally, the more you’re going to see cyber wars. It’s going to be a new element of warfare. It’s an Internet nuclear bomb waiting to go off. You can bring down entire financial systems, stop bank transfers. You can blow apart, without ever having to light a fuse, a whole stock exchange… Every major computer-connected industry or service is a potential target for cyber war.”

I kinda hope that Gerald Celente is spot on with his predictions, I’m tired of all the bullshit that the international bankers and the corpoliticals are trying to feed us.

They want us to believe that they are doing everything they can to fix the problem (which they created in the first place) but instead they fill their pockets with our money, while the godbox tells the sheep that everything will be fine.

It’s fucking embarrassing on the part of the people that they are allowing this bullshit to happen.

But maybe just maybe we’ll solve the problem this year.

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WikiLeaks will publish more secret US diplomatic files relating to aliens and unidentified flying objects (UFOs), said the founder of the whistleblower website Julian Assange and claimed his life was at risk after the recent expose.

Assange revealed he would publish classified US files about aliens and UFOs.

According to the Daily Mail, none had so far satisfied the twin publishing criteria for WikiLeaks: that the documents are original and not self-authored.

But he said: “It is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs.” “Many weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they were the anti-Christ whilst talking with their ex-wife at a garden party over a pot plant,” he was quoted as saying.

The reclusive Australian insisted he had received death threats after disclosing more than 250,000 confidential US embassy cables this week on his website, which caused serious embarrasment for the US government.

The website first sparked fury by publishing US Army logs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that suggested soldiers were complicit in murder and torture.

“The threats against our lives are a matter of public record, however, we are taking the appropriate precautions to the degree that we are able when dealing with a superpower,” Assange said during an online question-answer session on the Guardian’s website Friday.

In a clear warning to the authorities, he said the leaked American diplomatic cables, along with “significant material from the US and other countries”, had been copied to more than 100,000 files. “If something happens to us, the key parts will be released automatically,” he said.

Well if this is true it will surely make an interesting read, as well as being another punch in the balls on the secret powers of our collective nations.

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USA’s Sweden ambassador has reported that Sweden is a “strong and pragmatic partner”, whose official non-alignment does not reflect reality, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week.

Among the wealth of documents that the whistleblower website Wikileaks has exposed include several hundred from the US embassy in Stockholm, showing a close security arrangement with the US, according to the Svenska Dagbladet daily.

In a classified telegram from May 4th 2007, prior to prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s visit to the USA, the then US ambassador to Sweden, Michael Wood wrote that Sweden was a “pragmatic and strong” partner.

Wood added that even though the official line is non-alignment, Swedish participation in NATO’s Partnership for Peace and role as leader of the EU’s Nordic Battle Group show that the position is an untruth.

Then US president George W Bush is advised to discuss with Reinfeldt in private, if he wants to praise Sweden’s role in the cooperation against terrorism, a formulation which is taken to meant that the ambassador did not believe that the extent of the cooperation is known across the government offices.

Wood furthermore wrote that information from Sweden’s military and civil security services is an important source of information for the USA for Russian military conditions and for knowledge of Iran’s nuclear program.

I really don’t understand why this is getting so much press, Sweden hasn’t been neutral for more then 100 years. We have a disgusting habit of licking the ass of other countries in power like we did with Nazi Germany in WW2 and now do with the US.

Or selling arms to both sides of a conflict for maximum profit, things like this is what the “neutral” Sweden is doing, our political parties are all hypocrites and have no right to the power we give them.

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